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Dial M for Murder (1954) was a Crime - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Review: Dial M for Murder (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 6, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Dial M for Murder is talky and more dialogue-driven than a great many Hitchcock films but that’s partly because the environment is more conducive to that kind of storytelling as much as the fact that this murder story is adapted from a popular British stage production. Like Rope (1948)?or even... Read full article


THE FAVORITE FILM AND TV HOMES BLOGATHON: Dial M for Murder (1954)

on May 5, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Favorite Film and TV Homes Blogathon running from May 5th to 7th. This is going to be fun. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 I am one who ascribes to the thoughts of the private consulting detective Sherlock Holmes when he remar... Read full article


THE FAVORITE FILM AND TV HOMES BLOGATHON: Dial M for Murder (1954)

By Caftan Woman on May 5, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Favorite Film and TV Homes Blogathon running from May 5th to 7th. This is going to be fun. Day 1 I am one who ascribes to the thoughts of the private consulting detective Sherlock Holmes when he remarked to his f... Read full article


Ticklish Business – Dial M for Murder (1954)

on Feb 21, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Peter of the Podstalgic podcast joins me to talk about Grace Kelly’s career and her performance in the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock drama, Dial M for Murder. NEXT TIME: Special guest Danita Steinberg and I talk about 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Listening via iTunes? Please consider l... Read full article


"My Letter, Her Stocking, and No Key": Dial M for Murder (1954)

By Michaela on Aug 10, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Poster art is fascinating to look at. With just a few images and a few words, it has to tell you what a film is all about. Sometimes it can be disastrous or laughable, thanks to an awful portrayal of what an actor looks like or a cheesy tagline (my favorite: "Baby-faced savage in a jungle of intrigu... Read full article


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Quotes from

Tony Wendice: As you said Mark, it might work out on paper, but congratulations, Inspector. Oh, by the way... How about you, Margot?
Margot Mary Wendice: Yes, I could do with something.
Tony Wendice: Mark?
Mark Halliday: So could I.
Tony Wendice: I suppose you're still on duty, Inspector.


Chief Insp. Hubbard: So yesterday afternoon, I went to the prison and asked to see your handbag. While I was doing this, I managed to lift your latchkey. Highly irregular, of course, but my blood was up.


Mark Halliday: What is all this?
Chief Insp. Hubbard: They talk about flat-footed policemen. May the saints protect us from the gifted amateur.


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Facts about

During the attack scene according to the script, Grace Kelly was to get out of bed, put her robe on, and answer the phone when it rang. Grace Kelly contended that no woman, being at home, would put a robe on to answer the phone. Alfred Hitchcock agreed, and so the scene was shot with her in her nightgown.
The characters of Margot and Mark were named Sheila and Max in the original play.
Grace Kelly was instructed to behave as if she were in a trance during her scenes in the final act of the movie to make her seem somewhat detached and distant.
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