R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Ludwig van Beethoven's 3rd Symphony ("Eroica") is in Norman's record player
I'm in no mood for trouble.
Marion Crane: What?
California Charlie: There's an old saying, "First customer of the day is always the trouble!" But like I say, I'm in no mood for it, so I'm gonna treat you so fair and square that you won't have one human reason to give me...
Marion Crane: Can I ...
California Charlie: ...
When Marion first gets out of her car at the motel in the rain, the windshield wipers are running at a much faster rate than they were in the previous shot from inside the car through the windshield.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
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