Psycho Film Poster


In the Top 5 of The American Film Institute’s 25 Greatest Film Scores Of All Time
In the Top 20 of The American Film Institute’s Top 100 Greatest American Films Of All Time
No. 1 on The American Film Institute’s 100 Most Thrilling American Films

"Well, a boy's best friend is his mother."

Thanks to Bernard Herrmann’s remarkably inventive strings-only composition, The American Film Institute has ranked the ferocious musical driving force of “Psycho” in the Top 5 Greatest Film Scores Of All Time. With a live orchestra underscoring the emotional tension of the soul-searing plot, the audience will understand fully why the American Film Institute includes “Psycho” in the Top 20 Greatest American Films Of All Time.

Program Information

Film Credits

Anthony Perkins — Norman Bates
Vera Miles — Lila Crane
John Gavin — Sam Loomis
Martin Balsam — Milton Arbogast
John  — Deputy Sheriff Al Chambers
Simon Oakland — Dr. Fred Richmond
Vaughn Taylor — George Lowery
Frank Albertson — Tom Cassidy
Lurene Tuttle — Mrs. Chambers
Patricia Hitchcock — Caroline (as Pat Hitchcock)
John Anderson — California Charlie
Mort Mills — Highway Patrol Officer
Janet Leigh — Marion Crane


Screenplay by
Joseph Stefano
Robert Bloch

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock


Music by
Bernard Herrmann


A Universal Picture


Production Credits

Producer: John Goberman

Technical Supervisor: Pat McGillen

Music Preparation: Larry Spivack


Running Time: 109 minutes


The producer wishes to acknowledge the contributions and extraordinary support of John Waxman (Themes & Variations).

A Symphonic Night at the Movies is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.


"Psycho" is strings only.

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