Psycho

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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
Year: 1960
MetaScore: 97/100
ImdbRating: 8.5
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 08 Sep 1960
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.


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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
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 - Kit Carson
Deputy District Attorney Alan Deats - Francis De Sales
Police Chief James Mitchell - George Eldredge
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
Mechanic - Don Ross
Hardware Store Customer - Helen Wallace