Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Released: 1960 | Runtime: 109 min

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars 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.

Stars of this Movie

Psycho Quotes

  • [from trailer]
    Madison Penrose: The only reason Brigg would talk to a psycho like you is if he felt sorry for you.
  • Norman Bates : Dirty night.
  • Marion Crane : Do you have any vacancies?
    Norman Bates : Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.
  • Norma Bates : [ voice-over ] No! I tell you no! I won't have you bringing some young girl in for supper! By candlelight, I suppose, in the cheap, erotic fashion of young men with cheap, erotic minds!
    Norman Bates : [ voice-over ] Mother, please...!
    Norma Bates : [ voice-over ] And then what? After supper? Music? Whispers?
    Norman Bates : [ voice-over ] Mother, she's just a stranger. She's hungry, and it's raining out!
    Norma Bates : [ voice-over ] "Mother, she's just a stranger"! As if men don't desire strangers! As if... ohh, I refuse to speak of disgusting things, because they disgust me! You understand, boy? Go on, go tell her she'll not be appeasing her ugly appetite with MY food... or my son! Or do I have tell her because you don't have the guts! Huh, boy? You have the guts, boy?
    Norman Bates : [ voice-over ] Shut up! Shut up!
  • Norman Bates: A boy's best friend is his mother.
  • Detective Milton Arbogast: Oh, someone has seen her, all right. Someone always sees a girl with $40,000.
  • Dr. Raymond: Norman was not convicted of murder. He was found not guilty by reasons of insanity, and since he is no longer insane, he has the right to live a normal life like you and I.
    Lila Loomis: That's just legal hocus pocus, and when he murders again you will be directly responsible.
  • Milton Arbogast: We're always quickest to doubt people who have a reputation for being honest.
  • Patrick Bateman: [excusing himself from Detective Kimball] Listen, you'll have to excuse me. I have a lunch meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes.
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