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
Genres Crime Thriller Drama Mystery
Production Companies Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United States of America


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

Movies To Watch When Bored 4 Paramount Parade 3350 Doom 2 Full Movie Watch Online Free Hd Watch How To Be A Player Online Free Full Movie Movies Free For Pc Hd Cinetopia Movies Beaverton Oregon Watch Flashdance Full Movie Online Free Marvel Movies Net Gross Film En Streaming Vost A Teacher Full Movie Watch Online Movies Based On Heinlein Books Movies Xyz Free 2017 Movies English Comedy Watch After Earth Full Movie Online Denzel Washington Movies Movies At Regal Cinema Austintown Movies Coming Out Gsc Khatta Meetha Full Movie Online Watch Movies Out Near Me Watch Peter Pan Full Movie Online Baseball Movies From The 90s Movies In The Park Unionville Watch Death Proof Full Movie Go Movies This Is Us Movies For Free Online To Watch Full Movies At The Park Horizon City 2017 Movies Leaving Amazon Prime January 2018 Online Movies Maker Movies To Watch On Netflix When You Re Bored Titanic Watch Full Movie Watch Predator Full Movie Watch The Woman In Black Free Online Full Movie Cast Away Full Movie Online Watch Christian Movies Based On True Stories 2018 Ishq Vishq Full Movie Watch Online Watch English Vinglish Tamil Full Movie Online Movies For Rent At Family Hindi Full Movies Qahar Grand Masti Full Movie Watch Online Godfather 2 Full Movie Watch Online Sinister Full Movie Free Watch Movies In The Park August 4th 2018 Tv Online Movies Watch Free Movies Coming Soon To Dvd Kabhi Kabhi Full Movie Watch Online Crank Full Movie Watch Online Film Online Subtitrat 2018 Watch Online Full Movies Raabta Movies Playing Near Me B And B Movies Drive Ins Blacktown Movies In The Park Bay Area Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Full Movie Watch Online Watch Blue Lagoon The Awakening Full Movie Watch Tarzan X Full Movie Online Watch Rockstar Hd Full Movie Online Free Hd Movies Coming Out Dates Movies Free Marathi New Film Online D Amore Moviestarplanet Za Darmo Gra Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu Full Movie Online Watch Free In Telugu King No 1 Full Movie In Hd Watch Online Movies 2018 Jackie Chan Movies To Rent From Itunes 8 Mile Film Online Watch Transporter 2 Online Full Movie Kolkata Full Movie Watch Online Movies For Free To Utorrent Movies Coming Out On Thanksgiving Shalom Italia 2016 Documentary Cleveland International Film Festival Go Movies Hindi Dubbed Free Full Watch Movie Movies Drive In Los Angeles Paramount Facebook Movies Online Subtitles English Movies Coming Out Christmas Day Movies At Regal Cinema Fort Wayne In Movies To Watch Currentn Era Watch Food Inc Online Full Movie Full Movie Watch Online English Watch The Polar Express Full Movie Disney Movies Vr Review Full On Movies Warner Bros Tv Shows Movies Downtown Lake Worth Movies English 2018 Narcos Season 1 Gomovies Watch Hot Boyz Full Movie Fandango Movies Chico Ca Movies Like Diary Of An Ugly Movies Near Gainesville Va My Movies Anywhere Xbox The Nun Distribution Movie Filmed In Oregon Movies Coming Out Next Week 2018 Movies Near Me Ventura Watch Free Movies I Watch Barbie Life In The Dreamhouse Full Movie Online Free Full Porn Movies Watch Online Free 2018 Movies Zip Movies With Subtitles