Dial M for Murder

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In London, wealthy Margot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with the American writer Mark Halliday while her husband and professional tennis player Tony Wendice was on a tennis tour. Tony quits playing to dedicate to his wife and finds a regular job. She decides to give him a second chance for their marriage. When Mark arrives from America to visit the couple, Margot tells him that she had destroyed all his letters but one that was stolen. Subsequently she was blackmailed, but she had never retrieved the stolen letter. Tony arrives home, claims that he needs to work and asks Margot to go with Mark to the theater. Meanwhile Tony calls Captain Lesgate (aka Charles Alexander Swann who studied with him at college) and blackmails him to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune. But there is no perfect crime, and things do not work as planned.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Frederick Knott (screen play by), Frederick Knott
Production: N/A
Genre: crime, thriller
Year: 1954
MetaScore: 75/100
ImdbRating: 8.2
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 29 May 1954
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations.


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Tony Wendice - Ray Milland
Margot Wendice - Grace Kelly
Mark Halliday - Robert Cummings
Chief Inspector Hubbard - John Williams
Charles Swann - Anthony Dawson
The Storyteller - Leo Britt
Detective Pearson - Patrick Allen
Detective Williams - George Leigh
First Detective - George Alderson
Police Sergeant O'Brien - Robin Hughes
Ship Passenger - Alex Ball
Banquet Member - Richard Bender
Detective - Sanders Clark
Bobby Outside Flat - Jack Cunningham
Police Photographer - Robert Dobson
Detective - Guy Doleman
Woman Departing Ship - Bess Flowers
Banquet Member - Robert Garvin
Banquet Member - Herschel Graham
Undetermined Role - Michael Hadlow
Man in Phone Booth - Sam Harris
Men's Club Party Member - Harold Miller
Judge at Margot's Trial - Forbes Murray
Waiter at Stag Dinner - William H. O'Brien
Ship Passenger - Monty O'Grady
Banquet Member - Ben Pollock
Detective - Thayer Roberts
Ship Passenger - Bernard Sell
Dock Hand - Ray Spiker
Banquet Member - Norman Stevans