Dial M for murder

United States, 1954

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Alfred Hitchcock agreed to direct this masterful adaptation of the Broadway play by Frederick Knott merely to fulfil studio contractual obligations but “Dial M for Murder” became one of his most acclaimed thrillers. Anxious to inherit his wife’s fortune, society playboy Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) ingeniously plots her murder. Blackmailing a former associate with a criminal record, he arranges what appears to be a perfect crime. However, his scheme is foiled when Margot (Grace Kelly) stabs her attacker with scissors. Wendice must now take his sinister web of intrigue in a different direction to cover his tracks. Co-starring John Williams.

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Alfred Hitchcock

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