She turns off the main road without realizing it, and arrives at the Bates Motel. If you've seen the film (and I hope you have), you know that it opens on a hotel room in Phoenix, Arizona, where Marion Crane and Sam Loomis are getting dressed after an afternoon tryst. She bids him goodnight, and returns to her room. She drives to the (fictional) small town of Fairvale, California, where Sam lives, and pays California Charlie (John Anderson), a used car salesman, to trade her car for a new one after a highway patrol officer (Mort Mills) checks her license plate. However, instead of depositing Cassidy's money in the bank, Marion, wanting to pay Sam's debts in order to marry him, impulsively goes on the run with the money. MARION SAM LILA NORMAN. The past is central to the film; the main characters "struggle to understand and resolve destructive personal histories" and ultimately fail. AKA She turned off the main road without realizing it and arrived at the Bates Motel and checked in with the proprietor, Norman Bates, who shyly invited her to have dinner with him. Believing his mother had committed the murder, Norman hid the body in a tar pit. According to studio records, Hitchcock considered several actresses for the role of Marion — including Eva Marie Saint, Piper Laurie, Martha Hyer, Hope Lange, Shirley Jones and Lana Turner — before settling on 32-year-old Janet Leigh, a client of MCA, who was hired on a salary of $25,000. Actor. This scene, dubbed "The Shower Scene" is one of the most important scenes in horrormovie history. Marion Crane (known in the original novel as Mary Crane), also under the alias Marie Samuels, is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch in his 1959 thriller novel Psycho. Though Norman, the mother-obsessed, browbeaten motel proprietor, grabs the bulk of attention, each time I see 'Psycho' the character of Marion becomes more fascinating and dimensional. The Heroes In film, a hero typically has an outer want and an inner need. The city Marion starts from also symbolizes a … The film is instead ironic as it presents "clarity and fulfillment" of romance. She is in a long-distance relationship with Sam Loomis (Austin Nichols), who, unbeknownst to her, is married. Lesley Brill writes, "The inexorable forces of past sins and mistakes crush hopes for regeneration and present happiness." Janet Leigh's final scene in the film is even more of an in-joke. Marion rejects his idea to take the afternoon off and rushes back to her storefront real estate office. Marion makes no appearance in the final sequel, 1990's made-for-TV Showtime film Psycho IV: The Beginning. Contrary to a widely told tale, Hitchcock did not arrange for the water to suddenly go ice-cold during the shower scene to elicit an effective scream from Leigh. Hitchcock always ... the character Marion is murdered in the shower, is one of the most famous in cinema history, Marion makes no appearance in the final sequel, 1990's Psycho IV: The Beginning. Phoenix, Arizona [1] For her performance in Psycho, Leigh was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Academy Awards and won a Golden Globe Award in the same category. There, she undressed while Norman watched through a peephole hidden in the wall of his office. Finally she reached the Bates Motel and there she wasstabbed to deathby Norman Bateswhile taking a shower in his motel. Both Marion and Norman are being confronted with their inner dark self, yet, Marion conquers her dark side, while Norman lets it take over his life. Mary Samuels To save her, he urges her to leave and never come back. https://psycho.fandom.com/wiki/Marion_Crane?oldid=5861. Both are killed in the film; Lila is stabbed by a woman who looks like him in his "Mother" guise (later revealed to be Emma Spool, portrayed by Claudia Bryar), and Mary is shot by police when she attempts to kill Norman. Marion Crane was a victim of Norman Bates. Through the use of camera angles, film techniques, dialogue, and sound effects, the film portrays the main characters, as they are being trapped, unable to escape their state of mind, the guilt of their actions. In the novel, she is Norman's first victim; in the film, Norman had murdered two young girls prior. But she is played by Alfred Hitchcock's daughter, who appeared in small roles in many of his films. Her boss, George Lowery, arrived shortly afterwards with Tom Cassidy, a wealthy customer whose daughter was about to be married. Mr. Lowery was nervous having such a hunk of cash in his office and was browbeaten by Cassidy into a night of drinking. The take was used in the finished film. We see that Marion is a cool, witty, intelligent, and beautiful woman who is crazy for Sam, and he for her. Lila Crane is a main character in Psycho (1960) and was played by actress Vera Miles.. Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. Rihanna portrayed Marion in the fifth and final season of the TV series Bates Motel, a contemporary prequel to the 1960 film Psycho, set in the present day. After wrapping the remaining money inside a newspaper, Marion overheard a heated argument between Norman and his mother about letting Marion into the house. Marion's coworker Caroline isn't an especially interesting character. Mr. Lowery. In the final scene, Norman — now completely controlled by the "Mother" personality — is institutionalized for killing Marion. She meets him at the Bates Motel for a tryst, and the proprietor, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), spies on them through a peephole as they make love. Her name was changed to Marion in the film because of a then real life Mary Crane residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Psycho's first sequel, 1983's Psycho II, starts off with a flashback to the shower scene. . Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures and starring Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy and Anne Heche in leading and supporting roles. Cassidy was a successful rancher who was buying a house from Mr. Lowery as a wedding present for his daughter. Characters / Psycho Go To ... After Marion's death, the film rotates between him and her sister as primary protagonists. Leigh said that the crew took great care to keep the water warm, and filming of the scene took an entire week. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks, and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. It is with Marion’s character that Hitchcock first introduces the notion of a split personality to the audience. She is portrayed by Janet Leigh in the 1960 version of Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, by Anne Heche in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Rihanna in the television series, Bates Motel (2017). This version of the character is a contemporary take on the role. I will only direct you if A: you attempt to take more than your share of the pie, B: you don't take enough, or C: if you are having trouble motivating the necessary timed movement.". This urban legend appears to have originated with Universal Tour guides as they passed the "Psycho" house, one of the most popular attractions on the lot. After wrapping the remaining money inside a newspaper, Marion overhears a heated argument between Norman and his mother about letting Marion into the house.[2]. She is merely referred to a few times as "the girl he killed in the shower.". [3] In this continuity, she is a notary public living in Seattle, Washington. The climax of the novel and film reveals that Norman murdered Marion while under the control of an alternate personality—one taking the form of his mother, whom he had murdered ten years before. And in the case of Psycho, Hitchcock covers the Uncanny double creatively, by using mirrors, reflections and correct positioning to magnifies the emotions surrounding the characters, for example,Marion is shown through mirrors a lot at the time when she meets Bates. In the second sequel, 1986's Psycho III, the shower scene appears again in a flashback again, this time when Norman sees Maureen Coyle, who reminds him of Marion. During dinner, Marion listened to Norman's tale of being trapped by his obligation to his mentally ill mother and realized that she, too, was stuck in a "private trap", and could only escape it by taking responsibility for stealing the money. Marion decides to steal the money and drive to California where Sam lives. These sides are shown mostly through the lighting. Psycho Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Secretary, Lowery Real Estate Vera Miles returns as Marion's sister, Lila Crane, now Lila Loomis, who is on a crusade to keep Norman committed. Psycho was the sixth collaboration between Hitchcock and Herrmann and is one of the classic horror/thriller movies, perhaps establishing the genre. Stabbed Marion Crane: Martin Balsam ... Det. Character. Although not a major star, Leigh had impressed many with her performance in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil(1959). The film introduces Mary Loomis (Meg Tilly), Lila's daughter with Sam and Marion's niece. After secretary Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) impulsively absconds from her job with Marion Crane is the main protagonist who appears in the 1960s Alfred Hitchcock Psycho and in the book, as well as its 1998 remake of the same movie and one of the supporting characters from the season 5 of Bates Motel. Psycho features two heroes. In this scene of Psycho it shows the both sides of Marion and Norman. Janet Leigh (1960)Anne Heche (1998). After Norman Bates was released, Lila Loomis convinced Mary to help her make Norman go mad once again. There, she undresses while Norman watches through a peephole hidden in the wall of his office. However, instead of going to the bank, Marion impulsively went on the run with the money. Leigh wore moleskin adhesive patches covering her nipples when she acted out the shower scene. According to Leigh, wardrobe worn by her character Marion Crane was not custom made for her, but rather purchased "off the rack" from ordinary clothing stores. The film introduces Mary Loomis, Lila's daughter with Sam and Marion's niece. In the film Marion lives in Phoenix, Arizona as a secretary and is unhappy in her relationship with Sam Loomis (John Gavin), a divorcé who is in too much debt to marry her. Resolving to make amends to her employer, Marion makes a few calculations based on how much the escapade has cost her. During dinner, Marion has a conversation with Norman, who says that he is trapped by his obligation to his mentally ill mother. Marion Crane stole money and went away. [6], Fictional character from the 1959 novel Psycho; portrayed by Janet Leigh in the 1960 film, Appearances and references in the rest of the series, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, "Marion, Norman, and the Collision of Narratives in Psycho", Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Psycho: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marion_Crane&oldid=1000298240, Characters in American novels of the 20th century, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sam Loomis (deceased boyfriend/brother-in-law), This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 15:01. Behind the scenes [5] She meets Norman, who tells her that Sam is using her and gives her his address. Marion appears in the 1992 three-issue comic book adaptation of the 1960 film Psycho, released by Innovation Publishing. Later, after being rescued by Norman, "Mother" kills Maureen by pushing her down the same stairs of the Bates house where private investigator Milton Arbogast died. The film introduces Mary Loomis, Lila's daughter with Sam and Marion's niece. Her boss of ten years, George Lowery (Vaughn Taylor), arrives shortly afterward with Tom Cassidy (Frank Albertson), a wealthy customer who is buying the Harris Street Property, one of Lowery's houses on the market for $40,000 as a wedding present for his daughter, making cash payment in full, which causes mild alarm to Lowery. Both are killed in the film; Lila is stabbed while in Norman's fruit cellar by a woman who looks like him in his "Mother" guise (later revealed to be Emma Spool), and Mary is shot by a policeman when she attempts to stab Norman, thinking he kill… She is merely referred to a few times as "the girl [Norman] killed in the shower". Psycho Character List Marion Crane. Following Bates' arrest, Marion's car was pulled out of the tar pit. In Psycho, Hitchcock subverts the romantic elements that are seen in most of his work. Psycho, American suspense film and psychological thriller, released in 1960, that was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is loosely based on the real-life killings of Wisconsin serial murderer Ed Gein. Unhappy in her relationship with her boyfriend, a divorcee named Sam Loomis, Marion rejected his idea to take the afternoon off and rushes back to her workplace, a real estate office. Believing (correctly) the shower scene would be very time-consuming, Hitchcock elected to film it ahead of schedule. Residence Family She realizes that she, too, is stuck in a "private trap", and can only escape it by taking responsibility for stealing the money. Marion rushes to her real estate office and asks her boss George Lowery (Raphael Sbarge) for a promotion and a pay raise, but he refuses. Suddenly, a mysterious figure entered the bathroom — shadowy through the shower curtain — and stabbed Marion to death (in the novel, her head is cut off). Sam (played by John Gavin) is a handsome divorcé who runs a hardware store in Fairvale, California. He asked Marion to safeguard the cash by depositing it at the bank. Marion Crane (known in the original novel as Mary Crane), also under the alias Marie Samuels, is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch in his 1959 thriller novel Psycho. Hitchcock wanted female viewers to identify with the character by having her wear clothes that an ordinary secretary could afford. Psycho study guide contains a biography of director Alfred Hitchcock, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Mary Loomis was the daughter of Lila and Sam Loomis. She was played by Janet Leigh. She gently suggests to Norman that he put his mother in a mental hospital, which he heatedly refuses to do. In the novel, she is named Mary Crane, originates from Dallas, Texas, and dies after Norman decapitates her; in the film, "Mother" stabs her repeatedly. Resolving to make amends to her employer, Marion made a few calculations based on how much the escapade had cost her. Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Suddenly, a mysterious figure enters the bathroom — shadowy through the shower curtain — and stabs Marion to death. Psycho (bra: Psicose; prt: Psico) é um filme norte-americano de 1960, do gênero suspense dirigido por Alfred Hitchcock, e estrelado por Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin e Janet Leigh.O roteiro foi escrito por Joseph Stefano, baseado no romance homônimo de Robert Bloch, que por sua vez fora vagamente inspirado nos crimes do assassino de Wisconsin, Ed Gein. Luckily, Norman Bates, the young hotel proprietor, is kind enough to take her in and offer his services during Marion’s time of need. She drives away with the money to begin a new life, while Norman kills Sam, who came to the motel to find her; in a nod to the original film, Norman stabs Sam to death in the shower. She gently suggested to Norman that he put his mother in a mental hospital, which he heatedly refused to do. Occupation The 4K UHD edition of Psycho arrives as part of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection, which also includes Rear Window, Vertigo, and The Birds.Almost identical to the 2012 Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection with regard to packaging, the discs are housed in a handsome digibook, which comes in a slipcase with raised lettering. Biographical information [4] Sam tells Marion he is in too much debt to marry her. She returns to the motel and seeks comfort from Norman, who fears that his "Mother" personality will take control and kill her. Both are killed in the film; Lila is stabbed while in Norman's fruit cellar by a woman who looks like him in his "Mother" guise (later revealed to be Emma Spool), and Mary is shot by a policeman when she attempts to stab Norman, thinking he killed Lila and the other victims in the film. The crushed hope is highlighted by the death of the protagonist, Marion Crane, halfway thro… In her job Marion steals $40,000 and goes on the run. Meg Tilly. Marion (played by Janet Leigh) is a young, single woman who lives with her sister Lila in Phoenix and... Sam Loomis. It's in color and more explicit than the original… but despite that, it was roundly panned, and is basically hated by everyone. Marion Crane In the famous Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, Marion is the unhappy girlfriend of Sam Loomis. For her performance in Psycho, Leigh was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Academy Awards and won a Golden … She checks in with the proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who shyly invites her to have dinner with him. Hitchcock tested the shock value of Mother's corpse by placing it in Leigh's dressing room and listening to how loud she screamed when she discovered it there. As a young woman, Mary became a psychology student. Anthony Perkins, who narrated part of the Universal Tour, said that the "shower scene" was shot with a stunt double, as they were waiting for Perkins' contract to expire from a play he had been doing in New York before filming was to begin. Heche was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. Marion Crane is a character in the horror movie Psycho (1960). At Sam's house, she sees him arguing with his wife and realizes Norman is right, and that Sam has made a fool of her; enraged, she takes a lug wrench to his car and smashes it. The psychiatrist who examines Norman explains that, when Norman felt attracted to Marion, the "Mother" personality became jealous and killed her. Psycho This 1998 shot-by-shot remake of Psycho was directed by Gus Van Sant, with Anne Hech as Marion Crane and Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank forty thousand dollars by her employer. Believing his mother has committed the murder, Norman puts the naked corpse and shower curtain — and, unknowingly, the money — in the trunk of Marion's car and sinks it in a nearby swamp. ... Marion Crane starts out as the main character but Hitchcock makes the clever switch a third of the way through the film. Bates Motel, which in Monday’s Season 4 climax teed up a truly Psycho final season by killing off matriarch Norma Bates, is planning to introduce the film’s most iconic victim, Marion Crane. When Marion goes missing, apparently having stolen $40,000 from her employer, Lila travels to Fairvale, California, to visit Marion's lover, Sam Loomis, in the expectation of finding her sister there. Often, these two things are in direct conflict with one another. Marion Crane She drives to Sam's hometown of White Pine Bay, Oregon and tells him to meet her at the motel. By looking at the two main characters Norman and Marion, and two minor characters, Sam and Lila, we can see the duality of human nature. But his severe financial debt, and the fact he lives several hundred miles away in a "hick town" called Fairvale in California, prevent the pair from ge… Crane takes the bait and becomes victim. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), a suspense horror film is one of the famous film which explores the conventional characteristics of film which are relevant to mise-en-scene. The great new documentary 78/52 is about three of the most famous minutes in film history: the infamous 1960 Psycho shower scene in which the movie’s supposed main character, Marion (Janet Leigh), is murdered by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Bates sounds like “baits,” and Marion’s last name of Crane situates her character as “bird” in a story where Norman’s hobby of taxidermy lends itself to the stuffing of birds. Lila Crane is the younger sister of Marion Crane and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.. Janet Leigh, who portrayed Marion in the original film, has said that when he cast her, Hitchcock gave her the following charter: "I hired you because you are a talented actress! During a lunchtime tryst, Marion and her boyfriend Sam discuss how they can't afford to get married because of Sam's debts. Norman completely averts the Villain part of this trope in the second film until the very end of the film and plays this role straight in the third film. Psycho's first sequel, 1983's Psycho II, starts off with a flashback to the shower scene. The aggression is seen in his last name. Milton Arbogast: John McIntire ... Sheriff Al Chambers: Simon Oakland ... Dr. Fred Richman: Frank Albertson ... Tom Cassidy: Patricia Hitchcock ... Caroline (as Pat … Actor She then takes a shower. As the familiarity is almost ghostly and/or can usually be seen as bad luck. Marion appears in the 1992 three-issue comic book adaptation of the first Psycho film released by Innovation Publishing. It is a modern remake of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an embezzler arrives at an old motel run by an insane killer named Norman Bates. Psycho (1960) Student Name: I. Psycho's first sequel, 1983's Psycho II, starts off with a flashback to the shower scene. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Would we remember Janet Leigh at all if she hadn't been stabbed to death in the shower? Writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe examines the scene from many perspectives, speaking to editors, sound designers, actors, authors, art … She is portrayed by Janet Leigh in the 1960 version of Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, by Anne Heche in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Rihanna in the television series, Bates Motel (2017). Marion embezzles $40,000 from her boss and hits the road, ending up staying at the Bates Motel after taking a wrong turn. Lila Crane (sister)Mary Loomis (niece) In the second sequel, 1986's Psycho III, the shower scene appears again in a flashback, this time when Norman sees Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid) who reminds him of Marion. Bates Motel: Psycho character Marion Crane will appear in final season. She bid him goodnight and returned to her room. When Psycho was released in 1960, the film received mixed reviews but is now seen as a classic and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most notable films. Marion may be breaking the law by stealing her boss’s money, but she doesn’t seem to be too repentant. After lunch, Marion returns to work, where a client leaves a $40,000 cash payment on a property. Fill in the chart below with their relevant details. Psycho tackles a lot thematically, but what is most prevalent is the underlying misogyny: Marion Crane is not punished for her criminal theft of $40,000; she is punished for her beauty. Desperate, Marion steals $400,000 from Lowery so she and Sam can get married. Pat was a regular bit player in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents television series as well, so it's natural for her to show up here, since Psycho used much of the same crew. "Mother" tries to kill Maureen in exactly the same room and bathroom of the Bates Motel where Marion died, only to find that Maureen slit her wrists in a bathtub filled with water in an attempted suicide. She grew up hearing horrible stories from her mother about Norman Bates and how Bates had killed Mary's aunt, Marion Crane. Marion was played by Janet Leigh in the 1960 film Psycho and by Anne Heche in the 1998 remake. Marion's sister, Lila Crane (Vera Miles), now Lila Loomis, is on a crusade to keep Norman locked up. She then took a shower. Cause of Death The trailer was shot after completing the movie, and because Leigh wasn't available anymore, Hitchcock used costar Vera Miles in the shower sequence in the trailer. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. However, after the warm water of the shower washed off the moleskin, Hitchcock still did one more take. Personality … impulsive and self-interested. 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