Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery in “Marnie”

Cinema Capitol presents lesser-known Hitchcock works

Published Nov 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the psychological thriller “Marnie,” the first movie in its “Hitchcock: Buried Alive,” series Dec. 1-4, and on Dec. 6 and 7. 

Based upon the best-selling 1961 novel of the same title by Winston Graham and featuring music composed by frequent Hitchcock-collaborator Bernard Herrmann, “Marnie” was released in 1964.

The movie stars Sean Connery as Mark, a customer of a business which is robbed by its secretary, the mysterious Marnie (Tippi Hedren). When Marnie applies for a job with Mark with the intention of stealing from him, their relationship becomes close. However, he soon discovers that she has severe psychological issues regarding men, thunderstorms, and the color red, and resolves to help her come to terms with her shadowy past.

The movie also stars Martin Gable, Diane Baker, Louise Latham, Alan Napier and Bob Sweeney.

The “Hitchcock: Buried Alive” series” will showcase lesser-known works directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Although these films are not as well-known today as many of Hitchcock’s classics, each bears the unmistakable touch of the British “Master of Suspense.” Public screenings of these movies have been rare since their initial releases.

Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide notes the movie was “considered a misfire in 1964 … but there’s more than meets the eye, especially for Hitchcock buffs.” Timeout writes that “Marnie” is “still thrilling to watch, lush, cool and oddly moving.” The Chicago Reader writes “‘Marnie’ remains one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest and darkest achievements.”

The movie runs 130 minutes and is rated PG. The Technicolor movie will be seen in a new restoration from Universal Pictures. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office at 315-337-6453 and online at www.romecapitol.com. “Marnie” will be shown Friday through Thursday, excluding Tuesday. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m., Sunday at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m., and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:15 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.