Psycho (1960)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller


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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.


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  • Janet Leigh at an event for Psycho (1960)
  • "Psycho" Anthony Perkins, director Alfred Hitchcock 1960 Universal Pictures
  • "Psycho" Director Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins 1960 Universal Pictures
  • John Gavin and Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)
  • Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960)

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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel)

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Stephen Rebello, author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho", Alfred Hitchcock was displeased with the performance of John Gavin who played Sam Loomis in the film and referred to the actor as 'the stiff'.


Quotes

California Charlie: 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: ...


Goofs

Janet Leigh's body double is obvious when Norman is pulling Marion from the tub onto the shower curtain; the dead woman has painted toenails while Janet had clear nails during the stabbing shots.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA

FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH

TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

8 September 1960

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$806,947 (estimated)

Gross:

$32,000,000 (USA)

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