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Dial M for Murder (1954)

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Starring (View all)
Ray Milland Ray Milland
Tony Wendice
Grace Kelly Grace Kelly
Margot Wendice
Robert Cummings Robert Cummings
Mark Halliday
John Williams John Williams
Chief Inspector Hubbard
Anthony Dawson Anthony Dawson
Charles Swann
Leo Britt Leo Britt
The Storyteller
Patrick Allen Patrick Allen
Detective Pearson
George Leigh George Leigh
Detective Williams


Written by
Frederick Knott Frederick Knott
(screen play)


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A classic

9 years, 2 months ago at Aug 6 9:11
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I'm pretty sure I already saw this one but it was really a long time ago so it was really time for a re-watch. And, once again, it was just another great flick by Alfred Hitchcock. What I love about his thrillers is that they are smart and totally make sense. I mean, when the protagonists go further with their actions, take some crucial decisions, you understand why and it makes the whole thing mu... read more

Dial M for Murder

11 years, 2 months ago at Aug 21 21:12
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Donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you that Dial M for Murder is โ€œminorโ€ Hitchcock. Released during the height of his most fertile period, and in the same year as the indomitable Rear Window, Dial M for Murder is only โ€œminorโ€ when placed next to that canonized classic. On its own merits, it lays the groundwork for the self-reflexive works to follow, the aforementioned Rear Window along with Vert... read more

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1 year ago at Oct 4 11:49
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(OK) Relatively 'stagey' Hitch, 3D or not. Crime is as explained as in Rope, with suspense and twists, thats ok; and from the windoy there's an intuition Rear window that came next..
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Margot Wendice (Grace Kelly) is a wealthy heiress whose playboy husband, Tony (Ray Milland), recognizes his dependence on his wife's fortune. When Tony begins to suspect he is losing Margot's affection to writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), he also begins to fear he will lose her wealth. This leads the callous husband to craft a plan for his wife's death. However, when the plan goes awry, Tony is quick to turn circumstance into a second opportunity to destroy his wife.
Release date: 29 May 1954
UPC: 085391115625
Tags: Thriller (26), Crime (17), Mystery (16), Murder (15), 1950s (14), 1954 (12), Film Noir (9), Infidelity (9), Suspense (8), Blackmail (7), Hitchcock (6), Drama (5), Usa (5), Husband Wife Relationship (5), Capital Punishment (5), Trial (4), Fortune Hunter (4), Deception (3), Letter (3)
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" Date: 9/9/2020 Viewed: TubiTV Re-Watch Note: It's been a while since I have seen this movie and it holds up well. Dial M for Murder has a creepy story that deals with someone trying to threaten someone into murdering another person. The classic scene of Grace Kelly's character getting strangle is pretty scary and was disturbing at the time back in 1954. You can see how Hitchcock's style has influenced many people to make the Giallo genre a decade later with movies such as Blood and Black Lac"


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