Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks, and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank forty thousand dollars by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Joseph Stefano (screenplay by), Robert Bloch (based on the novel by)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Released: 08 Sep 1960
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.
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But I couldn't allow them to believe...
Do you go out with friends
I think I must have one of those faces...
Where are you going
She might have fooled me
Wouldn't it be better if you put her
Like I said
What is the phrase
A son is a poor substitute for a lover
Sometimes Saturday night has a lonely...
They tell you what its ingredients are
I got it from his mother
I tell you no
Now wait a minute
Run out and get yourself some lunch
Not fill it
I'm buying this house for my baby's...
I don't know
I helped Norman pick out the dress she...
I am sorry
Someone has seen her
It's the first time the customer ever...
That old woman
Hold it there
Not even if she paid you
You never did eat your lunch
Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay...
I don't set a fancy table
I'm Norma Bates
That's how I'm able to keep it
People always mean well
We can see each other
Somebody chasin' her
I'm in no mood for it
My mother's doctor gave them to me the...
If it doesn't jell
I'll lick the stamps
Norman Bates - Anthony Perkins
Lila Crane - Vera Miles
Sam Loomis - John Gavin
Marion Crane - Janet Leigh
Det. Milton Arbogast - Martin Balsam
Sheriff Al Chambers - John McIntire
Dr. Fred Richman - Simon Oakland
Tom Cassidy - Frank Albertson
Caroline - Patricia Hitchcock
George Lowery - Vaughn Taylor
Mrs. Chambers - Lurene Tuttle
California Charlie - John Anderson
Highway Patrol Officer - Mort Mills
Policeman on Steps - Fletcher Allen
Church Member - Walter Bacon
Extra - Prudence Beers
Extra - Kit Carson
Deputy District Attorney Alan Deats - Francis De Sales
Extra - George Dockstader
Police Chief James Mitchell - George Eldredge
Extra - Harper Flaherty
County Sheriff - Sam Flint
Norma Bates - Virginia Gregg
Man Outside Real Estate Office - Alfred Hitchcock
Norma Bates (voice) - Paul Jasmin
Extra - Lee Kass
Bob Summerfield - Frank Killmond
Policeman in Hallway Opening Door - Ted Knight
Police Guard - Pat McCaffrie
Passerby on Sidewalk - Hans Moebus
Norma Bates - Jeanette Nolan
Landlady - Lillian O'Malley
Man - Robert Osborne
Mechanic - Don Ross
Extra - Fred Scheiwiller
Hardware Store Customer - Helen Wallace