Dial M for Murder (1954) was a Crime - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.
Hitchcock's intriguing cinematic adaptation of Frederick Knott's play about a woman who slowly comes to realize that her husband is trying to murder her for her money. She foils an intruder with a sharp pair of scissors in a scene even more electrifying in the original 3-D.
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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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Tony Wendice: Oh, I think we gave your sergeant all the necessary information.
Chief Insp. Hubbard: Yes, I've seen his report of course, but there are a few things I'd like to get firsthand.
Tony Wendice: How do you go about writing a detective story?
Mark Halliday: Well, you forget detection and concentrate on crime. Crime's the thing. And then you imagine you're going to steal something or murder somebody.
Tony Wendice: Oh, is that how you do it? It's interesting.
Mark Halliday: Yes, I usually put myself in the criminal's shoes and then I keep asking myself, uh, what do I do next?
Margot Mary Wendice: Do you really believe in the perfect murder?
Mark Halliday: Mmm, yes, absolutely. On paper, that is. And I think I could, uh, plan one better than most people; but I doubt if I could carry it out.
Tony Wendice: Oh? Why not?
Mark Halliday: Well, because in stories things usually turn out the way the author wants them to; and in real life they don't... always.
Tony Wendice: Hmm.
Mark Halliday: No, I'm afraid my murders would be something like my bridge: I'd make some stupid mistake and never realize it until I found everybody was looking at me.
Tony Wendice: [to C.A. Swan] By the way does Mrs. Van Dorn know about Mr. Adams or Mr. Wilson and Miss Wallace? You were planning to marry Mrs. Van Dorn, weren't you?
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Alfred Hitchcock arranged to have Grace Kelly dressed in bright colors at the start of the film and made them progressively darker as time goes on.
Shot in 36 days: August 5-September 25 1953.
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