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Dial M For Murder (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock only took on this version of Frederick Knott’s play to fulfil his Warner Brothers contract. Such was his lack of interest in the project that he claimed he could have phoned in his direction and that the action wouldn’t have been any less interesting if he had staged it in a phone box . . .

It’s true to say that many of the set pieces literally fall flat, because they were originally composed for presentation in 3D, but as playboy Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) plots to bump off unfaithful wife Margot (Grace Kelly) there are plenty of deft touches.

Tony Wendice
Ray Milland
Margot Wendice
Grace Kelly
Mark Halliday
Robert Cummings
Chief Inspector Hubbard
John Williams
Captain Lesgate
Anthony Dawson
Patrick Allen
George Leigh
Leo Britt

Alfred Hitchcock