This story of a habitual thief (Hedren) whose employer (Connery)
is determined to understand her illness was considered a misfire
in 1964 but there's more than meets the eye, especially for Hitchcock
buffs. Script by Jay Presson Allen. Look for Bruce Dern and Mariette
Hartley in small roles.
The production company
created for the film, "Geoffrey Stanley" was named after Hitchcock's
Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren had a major falling out
during the filming and by the end he directed her through intermediaries.
Bruce Dern can be seen briefly as the sailor in Marnie's
Hitchcock wanted Grace Kelly to make her screen come
back in the title role, but the people of Monaco were not happy with
the idea of their princess playing a compulsive thief.
Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance 5 minutes into
the film, in the hotel corridor as Tippi Hedren walks by.