- article: Alfred Hitchcock Goes Psycho
- author(s): Stephen Rebello
- journal: American Film (01/Apr/1990)
- issue: volume 15, issue 7, page 38
- journal ISSN: 0361-4751
- keywords: Alec Coppel, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Bates Motel, Cary Grant, Doris Day, Eva Marie Saint, François Truffaut, Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Jeanette Nolan, John Gavin, Joseph Stefano, Judith Anderson, Lew Wasserman, London, England, Marion Crane, Milton Arbogast, Norma Varden, Norman Bates, North by Northwest (1959), Notorious (1946), Paramount Pictures, Paul Jasmin, Peggy Robertson, Psycho (1960), Psycho II (1983), Rear Window (1954), Rita Riggs, Robert Bloch, Rod Taylor, Samuel A. Taylor, Stephen Rebello, Strangers on a Train (1951), The Birds (1963), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Trouble with Harry (1955), To Catch a Thief (1955), Universal Studios, Vera Miles, Vertigo (1958), Virginia Gregg, William S. Pechter
Alfred Hitchcock set out to make a low-budget thriller when he directed "Psycho," but he never realized what a huge success the film would be. The furor the film created is discussed.