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Psycho (1960)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Directing:
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hilton A. Green
  • Lester Wm. Berke
Writing:
  • Joseph Stefano
  • Robert Bloch
Stars:
Release Date: Thu, Jun 16, 1960

Rating: 8.4/10 by 5296 users

Alternative Title:
Psicosi - AD
싸이코 - KR
Psicosis - AR
Psychose - BE
Психо - BG
Ψυχώ - GR
Psiho - HR
Psichopatas - LT
Psychoza - PL
Sapik - TR
Psico - PT
Psicose - BR

Country:
United States of America
Language:
English
Runtime: 01 hour 49 minutes
Budget: $806,948
Revenue: $32,000,000

Plot Keyword: hotel, clerk, arizona, shower, rain, motel, taxidermy, money, secretary, corpse, murderer, theft, private detective, proto-slasher

Anthony Perkins
Norman Bates
Janet Leigh
Marion Crane
Vera Miles
Lila Crane
John Gavin
Sam Loomis
Martin Balsam
Det. Milton Arbogast
John McIntire
Sheriff Al Chambers
Simon Oakland
Dr. Fred Richman
Vaughn Taylor
George Lowery
Lurene Tuttle
Mrs. Chambers
Mort Mills
Highway Patrol Officer
John Anderson
California Charlie
Alfred Hitchcock
Man Outside Office
Walter Bacon
Church Member (uncredited)
Francis De Sales
Deputy District Attorney Alan Deats (uncredited)
George Dockstader
Extra (uncredited)
Harper Flaherty
Extra (uncredited)
Lillian O'Malley
Extra (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller
Extra (uncredited)
George Eldredge
Police Chief James Mitchell (uncredited)
Sam Flint
County Sheriff (uncredited)
Virginia Gregg
Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)
Jeanette Nolan
Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Jasmin
Norma Bates (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Killmond
Bob Summerfield (uncredited)
Ted Knight
Policeman in Hallway Opening Door (uncredited)
Pat McCaffrie
Police Guard (uncredited)
Hans Moebus
Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Helen Wallace
Hardware Store Customer (uncredited)
Robert Osborne
Man (uncredited)

Gimly

Required viewing. _Final rating:★★★½ - I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._

Wuchak

“We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?” A Phoenix secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), embezzles $40,000 and rashly flees town, ending up at a remote motel in Fairvale, California, where she encounters the eccentric Mama’s boy Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Mixed into this web is a private investigator (Martin Balsam), Marion’s sister (Vera Miles) and Marion’s secret beau (John Gavin). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on Robert Bloch’s book, “Psycho” made a huge impact when it was released in 1960. It contains a plot development that was groundbreaking at the time shared by England’s “City of the Dead” (aka “Horror Hotel”), which went into production six weeks earlier than “Psycho” and was released in the UK at the same time, but not in America until 2 years later. While they’re both good, “Psycho” is way superior. It was followed by three sequels (1983, 1986 and 1990), the last being a semi-prequel, all starring Anthony Perkins as Norman with Vera Miles returning for the first one. One thing I don’t like is that it was shot in B&W. Check out the sequels and the 1998 remake to observe the same settings in living color. The film runs 1 hour, 49 minutes and was shot primarily at the backlot of Universal Studios, Universal City, California, with other parts in Los Angeles & Gorman, California, and Phoenix, Arizona. GRADE: A


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