Dial M for Murder

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1954
Date Added:06/03/2008
Date Watched:06/01/2008
Description:Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) discovers that his wife Margot (Grace Kelly) is having an affair with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). Tony hires a man (Anthony Dawson)to kill his wife while setting up an alibi for himself. The perfect murder. But Margot, the wife, manages to turn the tables on her attacker. No problem. Tony just has her framed for murder. He almost gets away with it, but Inspector Hubbard (John Williams) figures it out.
My Rating:7

Reviews for Dial M for Murder

Review - Dial M for Murder

To begin with, Grace Kelly, except for a small bit at the very beginning, is totally wasted in this movie. In addition, the movie went on and on about the key to the apartment and got very dull. Ray Milland, as Tony, was never convincing — I would have been suspicion of him from the first.

I watched it again with Sally on 01/23/2010. I enjoyed it more this time, I must not have been as tired. It was one of Grace Kelly's early roles, so she didn't play a large part in the plot. I still didn't buy Tony's story, but I wasn't really supposed to. I'm not entirely sure why, but I liked it quite a bit more. We also watched a bit on the DVD on how it was made and what Hitchcock was doing at different places in the movie (having Kelly wear pink when we thought she was a loving wife and red when she was with her lover, etc.), and that was fun.
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