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Psycho released in North America

September 8, 2019

Released : September 8, 1960. Based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. It’s the first North American film to feature a toilet.

For Leigh’s blood, which swirled down the shower drain, Hitchcock used chocolate syrup. The then-unknown actor playing Norman’s cell guard at the end of the movie is Ted Knight, still a decade away from TV immortality on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and two decades away from “Caddyshack.”

The 1957 Ford sedan that Marion drives was borrowed from “Leave It to Beaver,” where it had served as the Cleaver family’s car.


September 8, 2019