Release Date: 12 January 1961 (Hong Kong)
Run time: 109 min
Genres: Horror , Mystery , Thriller
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Trivia: A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.