Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 109 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1960
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles
Country: United States
Screening as part of Hitchcocktober 2021
About the film:
Academy Award-nominated for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.
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.
Based on the novel by Robert Bloch, Hitchcock ensured the plot for his film stayed secret by buying all printed copies of the book and refusing to share the script with film executives. Read more about how Hitchcock continued to change Hollywood.
Psycho plays as the thrilling conclusion to this year’s Hitchcocktober.See the Hitchcocktober 2021 lineup