Marnie Edgar is a compulsive liar and thief who moves quickly from one job to the next. She has a strained relationship with her mother, who never seemed to care much for her. When Marnie takes a new job, with the intention of robbing the boss, she finds that he has fallen in love with her, and convinces her to marry him. For some reason unknown to herself, Marnie can not bear to be touched by any man.
- Tippi Hedren as Marnie Edgar
- Sean Connery as Mark Rutland
- Louise Latham as Bernice Edgar
- Diane Baker as Lil
- Martin Gabel as Strutt
- Mariette Hartley as Susan Clabon
- Bruce Dern as the Sailor
Hitchcock took on the project of Marnie with the hopes of Grace Kelly returning to acting to star in it. Although the Princess of Monaco liked the script, she reluctantly decided to turn down the role, as the people of Monaco were upset with the prospect of their princess playing a thief.