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Dial M for Murder (29-May-1954)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Frederick Knott

From a play by: Frederick Knott

Music Composed and Conducted by: Dimitri Tiomkin

Keywords: Thriller

Former tennis player Tony Wendice concocts a scheme to murder his wealthy and unfaithful wife Margot, by blackmailing an associate into committing the deed. But his plan goes awry and Margot manages to kill her assailant; Tony adapts by ingeniously framing her for murder. Lightweight, elaborate plot-driven suspense thriller, though rather weak in character development. Grace Kelly's talents are largely wasted. Remade as A Perfect Murder (1998).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Cummings
Actor
10-Jun-1908 2-Dec-1990 The Bob Cummings Show
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Ray Milland
Actor
3-Jan-1907 10-Mar-1986 The Lost Weekend

CAST

Starring
Ray Milland   ...   Tony Wendice
Grace Kelly   ...   Margot Wendice
Bob Cummings   ...   Mark Halliday
with
John Williams   ...   Chief Insp. Hubbard
Anthony Dawson   ...   Swann
and
Leo Britt   ...   Narrator
Patrick Allen   ...   Pearson
George Leigh   ...   Williams
George Alderson   ...   Detective
Robin Hughes   ...   Police Sergeant

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