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.
Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh said that they do not mind being stereotyped forever because of their participation in this movie. They have said in interviews they would rather be stereotyped and be remembered forever for this classic movie than not be remembered at all.
Hate the smell of dampness, don't you? It's such a, I don't know, creepy smell.
In first night driving scene leaving Phoenix, from interior and driver POV, Marion is in the wrong car. Left front fender is not that of the old, dark colored Ford she has, but is the one she is going to trade for at California Charlie's. the next day, the newer, light colored car.
Opening credits prologue: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER THE ELEVENTH
TWO FORTY-THREE P.M.
In the UK, the film was originally distributed by Universal Pictures and cinema and VHS releases replaced the Paramount Pictures logo with the Universal one. DVD releases have the Paramount logo as seen in the US version.
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