About

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. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

8.5
9,417
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 corpse proto-slasher theft rain arizona clerk taxidermy private detective

Photos

Lists

#33 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 Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White George Milo Robert Clatworthy Joseph Hurley

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Janet Leigh

Oscar nomination for Best Director Alfred Hitchcock

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