Psycho

1960

Alfred Hitchcock
Director
Paramount
Production Company

Real estate secretary Marion Crane (Leigh) is overwhelmed by the temptation to steal $40,000 from her boss when he entrusts her to deposit the money in the bank. Instead, she flees with the cash across the state to be with her debt-stricken boyfriend with the intention of helping him out. Tiredness, coupled with a rainstorm prevents her from reaching her destination and she decides to take refuge at the lonely Bates Motel, just off the highway. Bad move.
Based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name, this was considered by most to be The Master of Suspense's career-defining movie ~ The Lord

Hitchcock pulled an ace with this one. I can't really add anything. Even if you've seen it a hundred times, admire the audience manipulation by the master. ~ The Sloth

The script to the movie can be found here.

See also: Psycho II (1983), Psycho IIII (1986), Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990), and Gus Van Sant's re-make Psycho (1998).



16th June 1960
Cinema



1.85:1

Psycho (1960/ Collector's Edition)
25th January 2001
DVD

Not Rated


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Anthony Perkins
Norman Bates
Janet Leigh
Marion Crane
Vera Miles
Lila Crane
John Gavin
Sam Loomis
Martin Balsam
Milton Arbogast
John McIntire
Sheriff Chambers
Simon Oakland
Dr. Richmond
Vaughn Taylor
George Lowery
Frank Albertson
Tom Cassidy
Lurene Tuttle
Mrs. Chambers
Patricia Hitchcock
Caroline
John Anderson
California Charlie
Mort Mills
Highway Patrolman
Virginia Gregg
Norma Bates
Paul Jasmin
Norma Bates
Pat McCaffrie
Police Guard
Jeanette Nolan
Norma Bates
George Dockstader
Mechanic
George Eldredge
Chief of Police James Mitchell
Sam Flint
County Sheriff
Alfred Hitchcock
Man outside Real Estate Office
Frank Killmond
Bob Summerfield
Ted Knight
Prison Guard
Helen Wallace
Hardware Store Customer
Fletcher Allen
Policeman on Steps
Walter Bacon
Church Member
Prudence Beers
Extra
Kit Carson
Extra
Francis De Sales
Deputy District Attorney Alan Deats
Harper Flaherty
Extra
Lee Kass
Extra
Hans Moebus
Passerby on Sidewalk
Lillian O'Malley
Extra
Robert Osborne
Man
Don Ross
Mechanic
Fred Scheiwiller
Extra

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots

Tony Sullivan: Notes