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.
The film was given an R rating by the MPAA in 1984 even though the film was released in 1960. The MPAA ratings system wasn't created until 1968, and, from time to time, they re-rate older films.
Well, a son is a poor substitute for a lover.
Marion Crane: Why don't you go away?
Norman Bates: What, to a private island like you?
Marion Crane: No, not like me.
Norman Bates: I couldn't do that. Who would look after her? The fire in her fireplace would go out. It would be cold and damp up there like a...
Detective Arbogast phones Sam's store to tell Sam and Lila what he's found out and suspects, but they're not the ones who hired him to find Marion - Marion's boss hired him.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
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