R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars 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.
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
He's a tranvestite!
Dr. Fred Richmond: Ah, not exactly. A man who dresses in women's clothing in order to achieve a sexual change, or satisfaction, is a transvestite. But in Norman's case, he was simply doing everything possible to keep alive the illusion of his mother...
The layout of inside the Bates mansion doesn't match the exterior. For example, there are two windows on the side wall of Mrs. Bate's bedroom, yet only one central window on this same wall on the outside.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
A shot of Marion removing her black bra before her shower was removed by the U.S. censors while the scene remained intact in the U.K.