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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

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: [Detective Pearson is about to leave with Mrs. Wendice's small purse around his wrist] Oh, wait a minute, you clot; you can't walk down the street like that - you, you'll be arrested!


Tony Wendice: [to Mark] People don't commit murder on credit.


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Facts about

Adapted from a Broadway play that opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on October 29, 1952 and ran for 552 performances. In the original production, Maurice Evans played Tony Wendice. In this film, John Williams and Anthony Dawson recreate their stage roles of Chief Inspector Hubbard and Captain Lesgate. J. Pat O'Malley later replaced Williams as Hubbard.
In a television interview Ray Milland said that he had fluffed his lines in a particular scene in the movie and ruefully apologized to the director. Alfred Hitchcock, he said, stared at him stonily for few seconds and then said: "I wound it up, put it on the floor, and it wouldn't go."
The characters of Margot and Mark were named Sheila and Max in the original play.
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