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When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

8.5
9,582
Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Robert Bloch (Novel)
Joseph Stefano (Screenplay)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A new—and altogether different—screen excitement!

Cast

Keywords

murderer shower hotel motel money secretary mental illness corpse proto-slasher missing person theft rain arizona clerk taxidermy private detective

Photos

Lists

#41 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#26 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#14 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#45 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White John L. Russell

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Janet Leigh

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White George Milo Robert Clatworthy Joseph Hurley

Oscar nomination for Best Director Alfred Hitchcock