Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1964 • United States
Starring Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most stylistically and thematically complex works is a perversely fascinating portrait of a disturbed woman and the man with whom she becomes enmeshed in a sadomasochistic relationship. Tippi Hedren stars as the compulsive liar and thief Marnie Edgar, who is forced to confront her deep-seated traumas when she is blackmailed into marriage by the wealthy man (Sean Connery) she attempts to steal from. Hitchcock’s expressionistic use of color and artificial backdrops heightens the film’s searing psychological intensity.