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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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Chief Insp. Hubbard: [to Mark and Margot] Mind you, even I didn't guess that at once... extraordinary.


Margot Mary Wendice: Oh, there you are. We thought you were never coming. What have you been up to?
Tony Wendice: I'm sorry darling, but the boss came in just as I was leaving.
Margot Mary Wendice: Tony, this is Mark Halliday.
Tony Wendice: Hello Mark.
Mark Halliday: Hello.


Chief Insp. Hubbard: There is evidence however that he was blackmailing you.
Tony Wendice: Blackmail?
Mark Halliday: Yes, I'm afraid it's true, Tony.
Chief Insp. Hubbard: And you suggest that he came in by the window. And we know that he came in by that door.
Margot Mary Wendice: But he can't have come in that way. That door was locked. And there are only two keys. My husband had his with him, and mine was in my handbag. Here.
Chief Insp. Hubbard: You could have let him in.


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Facts about

Shot in 36 days: August 5-September 25 1953.
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.
After several unsuccessful attempts to film the scene where Margot stabs Swan with the scissors, Alfred Hitchcock said, "This is nicely done but there wasn't enough gleam to the scissors, and a murder without gleaming scissors is like asparagus without the hollandaise sauce - tasteless."
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