Marnie (film)

1964 film by Alfred Hitchcock

Marnie is a 1964 film about a man who marries a woman although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

Tippi Hedren as Marnie Edgar
Sean Connery as Mark Rutland
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Jay Presson Allen, based on the novel by Winston Graham.
Would his touch end Marnie's unnatural fears or start them again? taglines

Marnie Edgar

  • Are you still in the mood for killing?

Mark Rutland

  • You're very sexy with your face clean.
  • I'm fighting a powerful impulse to beat the hell out of you.
  • When we get home, I'll explain that we had a lover's quarrel... That you ran away... That I went after you and brought you back. That'll please Dad. He admires action. Then I'll explain that we' re gonna be married before the week is out... That I can't bear to have you out of my sight. He also admires wholesome animal lust.

Mr. Rutland

  • The best thing for the inside of a man or a woman is the outside of a horse.


Marnie Edgar: You don't love me. I'm just something you've caught! You think I'm some sort of animal you've trapped!
Mark Rutland: That's right - you are. And I've caught something really wild this time, haven't I? I've tracked you and caught you and by God I'm going to keep you.

Mark Rutland: I think I'll go on calling you Marnie: pet name. Doesn't really matter; you can call yourself "Minnie Q. Mouse" on a marriage license.
Marnie Edgar: You know who I am: I'm "Minnie Q. Thief"!

Mark Rutland: Well why didn't you jump over the side?
Marnie Edgar: The idea was to kill myself, not feed the damn fish.

Lil Mainwaring: How do you take your tea, Miss Taylor?
Marnie Edgar: Usually with a cup of hot water and a tea bag.

Marnie Edgar: I don't believe in luck.
Mark Rutland: What do you believe in?
Marnie Edgar: Nothing.

Marnie Edgar: Can't you understand? Isn't it plain enough? I cannot bear to be handled.
Mark Rutland: By anybody? Or just me?
Marnie Edgar: You... Men!
Mark Rutland: Really? You didn't seem to mind at my office that day, or at the stables. And all this last week I've handled you.

Bernice Edgar: Oh, Marnie. You shouldn't spend all your money on me like you do.
Marnie Edgar: But that's what money's for: to spend. Like the Bible says, "Money answereth all things."


  • Would his touch end Marnie's unnatural fears or start them again?
  • Thief... Liar... Cheat... she was all of these and he knew it!
  • Only Alfred Hitchcock could have created so suspenseful a sex mystery!
  • From Alfred Hitchcock with sex and suspense.
  • On Marnie's wedding night he discovered every secret about her . . . except one!
  • Alfred Hitchcock's love stories start where others fail to go!
  • The more he loved her . . . The more she hated him . . . For trying to unravel her secret!


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