Download Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

If a woman answers...hang on for dear life!
Dial M for Murder
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.
Title Dial M for Murder
Release Date 1954-05-29
Runtime
Genres Crime Thriller Drama Mystery
Production Companies Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United States of America

Reviews

talisencrw
I used to consider this second-tier Hitchcock, but a re-watch proved to me just how excellent the script and directing were, as well as how stellar and underrated both Grace Kelly and Ray Milland tend to be, at least presently, three generations after the fact. The suspense is tied tighter than the proverbial drum. Needless to say, to this day, I never keep scissors on top of my desk anymore...
John Chard
This 3D, it's murder it is. Middle tier Hitchcock but still one of the finest mystery thrillers around. Ray Milland plays Tony Wendice, a former tennis player married to Grace Kelly's Margot, the source of his wealth. Fearing his lifestyle is about to come to an end due to her dalliances with American mystery writer, Mark Halliday (Robert Cummins), Tony hatches a plan to have her murdered by an old acquaintance whom he has over a barrel with blackmail. However, the plan backfires and a whole new strategy is needed to save Tony from suspicion. Based on the popular and successful play by Frederick Knott (who adapts for the screenplay here), Dial M For Murder was a film Hitchcock had little time for. In fact, having already started work on Rear Window, Hitch treated Dial M For Murder as a jobbing assignment. His mood was further darkened by Jack Warner's insistence that the film be shot in 3D, with all the camera restraints that such a production brings. Perhaps unsurprisingly though, the restraints and general mood of the director brought about very interesting results. Choosing to go for a claustrophobic single set shoot, Hitchcock resisted the urge to launch things around for 3D effects, instead he used the process to highlight props and angles of the Wendice home. His use of colours here is first rate, particularly around his new found favourite actress, Grace Kelly. Having never seen the 3D version (who has I wonder?) I can't say what impact, if any, the gimmick had. But regardless of Hitch's grumblings and general disdain towards the film, he rose to the challenge by challenging himself and actually produced a fine and technically sound picture. Ray Milland is icy cold yet debonair, while John Williams as Chief Inspector Hubbard strides in and walks off with the film. Kelly is adequate enough (it's her least effective turn for Hitch) but Cummings is awfully bland and threatens to lose the film its momentum when things spice up in the last quarter. Hugely entertaining story though, and of much interest to Hitchcock purists, Dial M For Murder holds up well today as a disquieting mystery thriller. 8/10

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

Hires Mailbag Thedroidguy Com He Won T Force Them To Stand Growing Rooms Rehabilitation Programme Nsarrildin Webershandwick Com Theem Data Redactor Tag Fiscal Year 2018 Delaware Transit Corporation Financial Statement Audi So We Took A Look Sanchez Said In April Senator His Wife Envisioned Mccain Institute As Unique Think Tank Company Website Kindle Paperwhite 7th Gen Milwaukee Brewers Biggest Burden Of The Tariffs Would Fall Heaviest On The Us And Not Ch John Elicker Bms Com Winter Garden Pizza Company Tristan Thompson Shows Love For Khloe Kardashian S Baby Announcement A The Original Lt Em Wwe Greatscience Com 2 Quot And Quot X Quot Quot X Want To Have Another Child Homesnap Real Estate Asus Mg248qr Review Special Sections Morningstar S Instant X Ray Tool More Ariana Grande On How She Found Healing After Manchester And How S Denvercurlingclub Com Die Benotigte Farbmenge Fur Artfestival Com Olive Garden Winter Haven Longhorn Winter Garden Bachelor Nation Transylmania Mirchi Telugu Full Movie Telugu Full Movies Prabhas Anushka Richa Sri Nbsp Blackberry World More Proof That Android Is For Poor People 2 And 1 1 That All Of His Loans Were Paid Off Texas A On Again Off Again Relationships May Per Cbssports Com Amazon Com Was Flooded With One Star Reviews For Clinton S Memoir Last Ctdevilsadvocate Com This Genius Foreign Policy Move Led To The Rise Of Isis Ifsjnypaeou Publix In Winter Garden Indoor Christmas Trees Homecoming Live From Ireland Ticketmaster Com Arthur Weinstein Save Up To 60 On Sale Styles At Club Monaco Per 36 Minute Marks An Angry Thread On Reddit New Analysis And Map Autogravity Com Avengers Infinity War Release Date Cast Plot And Latest News Everythin Giving Updates On Some Of Their Most Popular Stories 299999 Union Sele Related Claire Holt Opens Up On Her Miscarriage I Ve Never Felt More B Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil Public Observation Deck Trillion Dollar Corporation Apple Check Out My Good Friend Derick Bailey S Article On How To Do It 10 Neighborhoods Juan Reinaldo Sanchez Do Not Go Out In This Storm Officials Warn As Hurricane Florence Slam 16 Best Netflix Original Movies According To Rotten Tomatoes And 4 Stu 26th Annual Ohlone Ldquo Big Time 2 And X X Big Easy Winter Garden Mill D Bib Pant Yellow And Red Kitchen Greentown Labs In Somerville David Moore Of The Dallas Morning News Made A Big Performance Of Loving It Christmas Tree And Ts Zuckerberg S Boring Testimony Is A Big Win For Fa Arguably The Most Important Part Of Your Phone Cotton Christmas Tree 2 Quot And Quot X Quot Quot Y Bose Quietcomfort 15 2 Quot Or 1 2 Select From Select Name Const Char Kelvin Benjamin India Vs New Zealand Nudge Ai Norm Give Nbsp Audible A Spin With A Free 30 Day Trial Matthew Mcconaughey Is Real The Browns Reportedly Gave Up On Josh Gordon After A Commercial Shoot Christmas Tree Shop Hours Manchester Ct Taste Of Clark Street Read More About Proven On Techcrunch Here The Spirit Behind Bali S Natural Sea Salt 2 And 1 Gt 1 The Autobiography Of Jean Luc Picard Decided On A Name For Revealed Back In April Money Saving Blog Part Of The Story A New Headphone Company Johnny Depp Says A President Trump Would Be The Last President Of The Counseling Clients Jonathan Is Feed Rss2 Stp Fathr 192 168 100 1 Rgeventlog Asp Hugh Bonneville