Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Based on the novel by Robert Bloch
Screenplay by Joseph Stefano and Samuel A. Taylor
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Anthony Perkins
Janet Leigh
Vera Miles
John Gavin
Martin Balsam

Premiere date: June 16, 1960

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 twitchy manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine…until Marion decides to take a shower.

4 Academy Award Nominations
Best Director
Best Supporting Actress - Janet Leigh
Best Cinematography (B/W)
Best Art Direction (B/W)


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