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Psycho
Psycho
Director
Producer(s)
Alfred Hitchcock
Writer(s)
Based on
Psycho by Robert Bloch
Music by
Cinematography
John L. Russell
Tagline
"A new - and altogether different - screen excitement."
Editing by
George Tomasini
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Rating
R
Release date
June 16, 1960 (DeMille Theatre)
September 8, 1960 (United States)
On DVD
Runtime
109 minutes
Country
United States
Budget
$806,947
Gross
$50,000,000
Nominations
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Awards

Psycho is a 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Cast

  • Janet Leigh as Marion Crane
  • Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates
  • John Gavin as Sam Loomis
  • Vera Miles as Lila Crane
  • Martin Balsam as Det. Milton Arbogast
  • John McIntire as Sheriff Al Chambers
  • Simon Oakland as Dr. Fred Richmond
  • Frank Albertson as Tom Cassidy
  • Pat Hitchcock as Caroline
  • Vaughn Taylor as George Lowery
  • Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Chambers
  • John Anderson as California Charlie
  • Mort Mills as Highway patrolman
  • Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin (all uncredited) as the voice of Norma Bates
  • Ted Knight (uncredited) as a police officer

Background Information

  • The film spawned several sequals and a Hollywood remake in 1997. Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles both participated in the sequels.
  • The character of Loomis in the film Halloween was named after this film.
  • As of 2011, Vera Miles John Gavin and Pat Hitchcock are the only surviving cast members.
  • In a move that was unheard of at the time, Hitchcock personally insisted that audience members see the film from the beginning.
  • It was based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch, which was loosely inspired by the case of convicted Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein.
  • Hitchcock acquired rights to the novel for $9,500 and reportedly ordered his assistant Peggy Robertson to buy up copies to preserve the novel's surprises.
  • The success of Psycho jump-started Perkins' career, but he soon began to suffer from typecasting.
  • Until her death, Leigh continued to receive strange and sometimes threatening calls, letters, and even tapes detailing what they would like to do to Marion Crane.

Videos

Trailers

Psycho (1960) - Blu-Ray Trailer for Psycho01:20

Psycho (1960) - Blu-Ray Trailer for Psycho

Psycho (1960) - Open-ended Trailer (e12983)06:30

Psycho (1960) - Open-ended Trailer (e12983)

Blu-ray Trailer Open-ended Trailer

Clips

Psycho - No further01:59

Psycho - No further

Psycho Shower Scene02:01

Psycho Shower Scene

No Further Shower Scene

Cameo

0:06:59 Hitchcock is seen through an office window wearing a Stetson cowboy hat as Janet Leigh comes through the door.

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