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 first scene to be shot was the one in which Marion, asleep in her car, is awakened by a highway patrolman.
I've been doing all the talking so far, haven't I? I thought it was the people who were alone most of the time who did all the talking when they got the chance. Here you are doing all the listening. You are alone, aren't you?
Norman Bates: Hm-hmm.
Sam Loomis: Would drive me ...
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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