8.06.2012

TIPPI HEDREN: IN HITCHCOCK'S 1964 "MARNIE"


Tippi Hedren

Just read an article online about how Alfred Hitchcock harassed Ms Hedren during the filming of the Birds and Marnie.. Made me think about Marnie...I LOVED that movie.. Young Sean Connery...talk about a beautiful pair of actors...

Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery

Marnie Edgar (Hedren) is a troubled young woman who has an unnatural fear and mistrust of men, thunderstorms, and the color red. She is also a thief. She uses her charms on Sidney Strutt (Martin Gabel) to get a job without references. Then late one night, she steals the contents of the company safe and disappears. Mark and Marnie on their honeymoon cruise

Mark Rutland (Connery), a widower who owns a large publishing company, is a customer of Strutt's. He learns about the theft from the victim, and remembers the woman. Marnie applies for a job at his company; he hires her and they begin to date. He is robbed too, but he finds her. He has fallen in love with her, and instead of handing her over to the police, blackmails her into marrying him.

After being hastily married, Mark and Marnie depart on a honeymoon cruise. He finds out about her frigidity. At first, he respects her wishes but later consummates their marriage against her will. The next morning she attempts suicide by drowning in the ship's swimming pool, but Mark rescues her in time.


NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Tippi Hedren spoke Wednesday about rampant sexual harassment by Alfred Hitchcock nearly half a century ago, during the making of "The Birds" and "Marnie."

"I think he was an extremely sad character," she said during a panel discussion of HBO's upcoming "The Girl," which recounts her troubled relationship with the director. "We are dealing with a brain here that was an unusual genius, and evil, and deviant, almost to the point of dangerous, because of the effect that he could have on people that were totally unsuspecting." FULL STORY HERE

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