Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Ray Milland
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Ray Milland
Ray Milland
, Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
, Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
Alfred Hitchcock

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Overview

Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade (Anthony Dawson) into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant. When the police (represented by John Williams) investigate, Milland improvises quickly, subtly planting the suggestion that his wife has committed first-degree murder. He almost gets away with it; to tell you more would spoil the fun of the film's final thirty minutes. Hitchcock claimed that he chose this single-set play because he was worn out from several earlier, more ambitious projects, and wanted to "recharge his batteries." Compelled by Warner Bros. to film Dial M for Murder in 3-D, Hitchcock perversely refused to throw in the standard in-your-face gimmickry of most stereoscopic films of the era--though watch how he visually emphasizes an important piece of evidence towards the end of the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2019
UPC: 0883929690633
Original Release: 1954
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [3D]
Time: 1:45:00
Format: 3D

Special Features

Documentary Hitchcock and Dial M ; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Milland Tom Wendice
Grace Kelly Margot Wendice
Robert Cummings Mark Halliday
John Williams Chief Inspector Hubbard
Anthony Dawson Captain Swan Lesgate
Patrick Allen Detective Pearson
Leo Britt The Storyteller
George Leigh William
George Alderson The Detective
Robin Hughes A Police Sergeant
Guy Doleman Detective
Sam Harris Man in Phone Booth
Thayer Roberts Detective
Jack Cunningham Bobby
Dimitri Tiomkin Conductor

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director,Producer
Gordon Bau Makeup
Robert Burks Cinematographer
Edward Carrere Art Director
Mel Dellar Asst. Director
Rudi Fehr Editor
Oliver S. Garretson Sound/Sound Designer
George James Hopkins Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Frederick Knott Screenwriter
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer

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