Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the palace to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better then Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), the ill-fated traveler whose journey ends in the notorious “shower scene.” First a private detective, the Marion’s sister (Vera Miles) search for her, the horror and suspense mounting to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed. It took seven days to shoot the shower scene, seventy camera setups and forty-five seconds of this now famous footage – and not an actual bare breast or plunging knife is to be found in the final cut, just illusion through montage.
Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
Director Alfred Hitchcock