Dial M for Murder
DIAL M FOR MURDER (PG)
D: Alfred Hitchcock
Warner Bros. (Alfred Hitchcock)
USA 🇺🇸 1954
W: Frederick Knott [based on his play]
DP: Robert Burks
Ed: Rudi Fehr
Mus: Dimitri Tiomkin
PD: Edward Carrere & George James Hopkins
Ray Milland (Tony Wendice), Grace Kelly (Margot Wendice), Robert Cummings (Mark Halliday), John Williams (Chief Inspector Hubbard), Anthony Dawson (Captain Swan Lesgate)
Set-bound but highly influential Hitchcock thriller based on Frederick Knott's stage play.
Retired tennis player Tony Wendice arranges to have someone kill his wife so he can benefit from the inheritance, but the complex plan goes wrong, leading to an investigator piecing together how it was originally conspired.
Hitchcock originally planned to explore possibilities with 3-D filmmaking when making this film but the gimmick never really came off, where it really pays off however is in dramatic tension. Still, it's interesting that The Master of Suspense was always planning on new ways to be inventive with his filmmaking to keep his work fresh & exciting.