over 2 years
Fun detective mystery, really intriguingly played out
over 3 years
First exciting to see if the plan works, then exciting to see if they discover the truth.
over 5 years
This is probably my favorite Hitchcock film. I absolutely loved it.
Feels more like a filmed play, sometimes feigning suspense than actually delivering on it.
almost 7 years
Just a bit short of my expectations.
Had my heart racing through the whole prolonged, nerve-wracking climax.
Dial M for Murder is a 1954 American thriller film adapted from a successful stage play by Frederick Knott, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The movie was released by the Warner Bros. studio.
The screenplay and the stage play on which it was based were both written by English playwright Frederick Knott, whose work often focused on women who innocently become the potential victims of sinister plots. The play premiered in 1952 on BBC television, before being performed on the stage in the same year in London's West End in June, and then New York's Broadway in October.
The single setting in the stage play is the living-room of the Wendices' flat in London (61A Charrington Gardens, Maida Vale). Hitchcock's film adds a second setting in a gentleman's club, a few views of the street outside, and a stylized courtroom montage. Having seen the play on Broadway, Cary Grant was keen to play the role of Tony Wendice, but studio chiefs did not...