Marnie Frenzy Torn Curtain

  |  Buy to Own: 07/05/2007
  |  370 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Hitchcock triple. In the psychological mystery thriller 'Marnie' (1964), kleptomaniac Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren), who moves from job to job and has a pathological fear of the colour red, is caught stealing by latest employer, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery). Instead of turning her over to the police, Mark forces Marnie to marry him, convinced that he can get to the bottom of her psychosis. In 'Frenzy' (1972), Hitchcock's first British film since 'Stage Fright' (1950), Barry Foster stars as market trader Robert Rusk, a psychopathic killer who strangles women with ties. Suspicion falls, however, on the innocent Richard Blaney (Jon Finch), after Rusk kills Blaney's ex-wife Brenda (Barbara Leigh-Hunt) and his current girlfriend (Anna Massey). Set-pieces include Rusk's desperate attempt to prise an incriminating tie-pin out of one of his victim's hands (now rigid with rigor mortis) and a leisurely tracking shot up a flight of stairs to alight upon a grisly murder in progress. In the cold war thriller 'Torn Curtain' (1966), famous nuclear physicist Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) defects to East Germany with the intention of acquiring a secret formula from enemy scientist Gustav Lindt (Ludwig Donath). However, Armstong's mission is placed in peril when he is followed by his assistant and fiancée, Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews).