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 ... read more
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release Date: May 29, 1954
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
Stats: 1,878 reviews
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August 25, 2012fb100000293612769
Pure edge of seat entertainment. The suspense doesn't stop.
July 2, 2012
A husband blackmails an old college buddy into murdering his wife.
I think if I hadn't seen A Perfect Murder fourteen years ago, I would have liked this film more. As it is, I saw all of the plot twists coming. The film is exceptionally plotted, each step leading to the ...
April 11, 2012
Another great and involving film from Hitchcock. Near perfect timing, fantastic acting and a brilliant narrative. At first I thought that revealing the murderer and his tactics would be extremely detrimental to the film, however as it went on the tension built up as although we k...
February 4, 2012
Hitchcock at his best.
December 2, 2011fb1664868775
The master of suspense does what he does best.
May 27, 2011
This might sound a little odd or redundant, but this film is very Hitchcockian. It's also very, very British. And fun. It's very twisty and turny, and you kind of have to pay attention to follow it, but all in all, this is a first-rate thriller.
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March 13, 2011
It has many of Hitch's famous tropes: the perfect murder, the tortured blonde, and several macGuffins, yet somehow it lacks the visceral thrills of his other work. Adapted rather strictly from a play of the same name about a man's plan to off his adulterous wife, Hitch compensat...
February 14, 2011
First off, the writing is brilliant - making it one of my favourite Hitchcock's. The opening scene with Ray Milland and Anthony Dawson discussing murder is just brilliant. Surely this film inspired Colombo? It even has the line 'Just one more thing'. What's with Tennis players th...
November 13, 2010
My first Hitchcock and a personal favorite, Ray Milland is unequivocally the master of the gentle Englisg accent with a hint of menace. The web of deceit and lies unravels slowly, peeling away the layers as Grace Kelly becomes increasingly scared of her now murderous husband, and...
November 9, 2010
Another really great Hitchcock movie, which I got to see in 3-D, and that was so awesome! Without the 3D it's still a good thriller.
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