It's not one of Hitchcock's best efforts. The most notable thing about the film is how Hitchcock was a total bastard to Tippi Hendren. He couldn't get Grace Kelly, so he thought he'd invent one of his own, and that his creation should love him back. He ruined her career.
One of Hitch's most cerebral efforts, a bit like his attempt at a Bergman-esque film. Hedren and Connery have nice chemistry, and Diane Baker provides great supporting work in a limited role. This one has all the hallmarks of a Hitch film, just more subdued and requiring deeper attn from the viewer. I liked it but the folks I saw it with did not, so a polarizing one, but prob his best 60's effort after Birds. 4 stars
The brutality which the film portrays is in no way ambiguous, however, I think the film was largely misunderstood on it's release. The genius of it is that you can't digest it passively like most films, he tricks the audience into believing they are watching a romance when it is anything but. Like when he tricked you in Psycho, though in that they go out their way to leave no questions; THIS is a thinker's film.
Marnie is fascinating as like a tragedy played like it's a romance and definitely Tippi Hedren is great in it, but it also feels like a peek inside of like Alfred Hitchcock at maybe his grossest so can't honestly say whether I "liked" it or was fascinated horribly