Psycho

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Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
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1960
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Psycho is a 1960 American thriller is a 1960 adaptation of Robert Bloch's novel of the same name and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In the film, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is a secretary who desperately wants to marry her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin). Unfortunately for the couple, Sam has a considerable amount of debt and they cannot get hitched until his debt is under control. Marion thinks she has found the answer to their problem when she decides to embezzle $40,000 from her employer. After the theft, Marion sets out to meet up with Sam, who is unaware of her crime, to tell him the good news. Her conscience begins to eat at her and she stops at the Bates Motel in Phoenix, Arizona, to think about her situation. At the motel she meets the strange, cross-dressing motel manager, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and goes missing. Marion's sister, Lila (Vera Miles) her boyfriend, Sam, and her employers private investigator, Milton Arbogast (Martin Balsam) eventually come looking for her at the desert motel and try to piece together what has happened.

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