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 of Marion getting pulled over by the cop. This was filmed on Golden State Highway (U.S. 99).
Highway Patrol officer:
Uh... hold it there. In quite a hurry.
Marion Crane: Yes. Uh... I didn't intend to sleep so long. I almost had an accident last night, from sleepiness. So I decided to pull over.
Highway Patrol officer: You slept here all night?
Marion Crane: Yes. As I said, I couldn't keep my eyes open.
Highway Patrol officer: There are ...
The shadow of the camera falls on the lady examining the pesticide can in Sam's hardware store.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
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