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Movies and TV shows  Psycho, Bates Motel
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Played by  Janet Leigh, Rihanna, Anne Heche
Similar  Norman Bates, Lila Crane, Norma Bates, Samuel Loomis, Milton Arbogast

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Marion Crane (also called Mary Crane) is a fictional character created by Robert Bloch in his 1959 novel Psycho, and portrayed by Janet Leigh in its 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Fictional character biography

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Marion lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is unhappy in her relationship with her boyfriend, a divorcé named Sam Loomis (John Gavin). Marion rejects his idea to take the afternoon off and rushes back to her storefront real estate office. Her boss of ten years, Mr. Lowery (Vaughn Taylor), arrives shortly afterward with Tom Cassidy (Frank Albertson), a wealthy customer who gives her $40,000 to put in the bank for him. However, instead of going to the bank, Marion, wanting to pay Sam's debts' and marry him, impulsively goes on the run with the money. She drives to 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. She turns off the main road without realizing it, and arrives at the Bates Motel. She checks in with the proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who shyly invites her to have dinner with him. After wrapping the remaining money inside a newspaper, Marion overhears a heated argument between Norman and his mother about letting Marion into the house.

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During dinner, Marion has a conversation with Norman, who says that he is trapped by his obligation to his mentally ill mother. She realizes that she, too, is stuck in a "private trap", and can only escape it by taking responsibility for stealing the money. She gently suggests to Norman that he put his mother in a mental hospital, which he heatedly refuses to do. She bids him goodnight, and returns to her room. There, she undresses while Norman watches through a peephole hidden in the wall of his office. Resolving to make amends to her employer, Marion makes a few calculations based on how much the escapade has cost her. She then takes a shower. Suddenly, a mysterious figure enters the bathroom—shadowy through the shower curtain—and stabs Marion to death. Believing his mother has committed the murder, Norman puts the naked body and shower curtain — and, unknowingly, the money — in the trunk of Marion's car and sinks it in a nearby swamp.

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. The psychiatrist who examines Norman explains that, when Norman felt attracted to Marion, the "Mother" personality became jealous and killed her. In the final scene, Norman—now completely controlled by the "Mother" personality—is institutionalized for killing Marion.

Differences between the film and novel

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In the novel, she is named "Mary Crane" and she dies after Norman decapitates her; in the film, "Mother" stabs her repeatedly. In the novel, she is Norman's first victim; in the film, he had murdered two young girls before her.

Comic books

Marion appears in the 1992 three-issue comic book adaptation of the 1960 film Psycho, released by Innovation Publishing.

Portrayals

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Marion was played by Janet Leigh in the 1960 film Psycho and by Anne Heche in the 1998 remake. Leigh was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Heche was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.

Rihanna will portray Marion in the fifth and final season of the TV series Bates Motel, whose version of the character is a contemporary take on the role.

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References

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