Psycho (1960)


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Released: 8 September 1960 (USA)

Runtime: 109 Min

Taglines: The Master Of Suspense Moves His Cameras Into The Icy Blackness Of The Unexplored! (Window Card).

Genres: Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Joseph Stefano  (Screenplay), Robert Bloch  (Novel)

Actors: Anthony Perkins , Janet Leigh , Vera Miles

Country: USA

Language: English


A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


Phoenix officeworker 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 $40,000 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.

Stressed and under pressure because of stealing a large amount of money from her employer and running away, a partly poor office worker who’s committed theft in order to be able to marry the man she loves, gets lost and decides to stay at a motel for the night, regretting what she’s done. But on her single night at the motel, she finds out it was a mistake to choose this motel; as she finds its young depressed manager’s mother an unrelenting psycho.


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