Traumatized early by something she can't articulate, by 1964 Marnie has grown up to be a beautiful,yet frigid kleptomaniac who steals to support her mother, an unloving, semi-invalid. Her only release is her passion for horses and riding. After stealing from her boss, she moves to Philadelphia. Here she can ride at her favorite stable and look for a job with a new new identity. Marnie is hired by a publishing firm and noticed by its heir, Mark, a recent widower and "amateur zoologist" with a special interest in female predators. Mark catches her hand in the firm's vault and blackmails her into marrying him. After a disastrous honeymoon, he has a private detective look into her past. Once he has the facts, he forces a confrontational meeting between Marnie and her secretive mother in an effort to cure her.
Cast : Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Mariette Hartley, Bruce Dern, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham
Writer : Winston Graham (from the novel by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
Language : English