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.
Martin Balsam, playing a detective who shares his name, later spoofed his role as Milton Arbogast in The Silence of the Hams (1994).
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...
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.
Psycho was cut 1 minute and 11 seconds by Norwegian censors before its cinema release in 1960, in 1975 the movie was released uncut for the first time after 15 years.
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