Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • Dial M for Murder - 1954

    In London, wealthy Margot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with the American writer Mark Halliday while her husband and professional tennis player Tony Wendice was on a tennis tour. Tony quits playing to dedicate to his wife and finds a regular job. She decides to give him a second chance for their marriage. When Mark arrives from America to visit the couple, Margot tells him that she had destroyed all his letters but one that was stolen.

    Subsequently she was blackmailed, but she had never retrieved the stolen letter. Tony arrives home, claims that he needs to work and asks Margot to go with Mark to the theater. Meanwhile Tony calls Captain Lesgate (aka Charles Alexander Swann who studied with him at college) and blackmails him to murder his wife, so that he can inherit her fortune.

    But there is no perfect crime, and things do not work as planned.


    We absolutely love Alfred Hitchcock's films, and one of the very best is Dial M for Murder, which we sat down and watched the other night. It had been a while since we last watched this, and we once again surprised that after 50+ years, this movie still delivers!

    There are very few who know how to present a movie the way Hitchcock did, and Dial M for Murder is just a fantastic movie that is engrossing, telling and full off tension from start to finish.

    If you have never watched this movie, or, like us, have not seen it in quite a while, I strongly suggest loading this one up in the ol' DVD player for 90 minutes of exceptional, vintage storytelling.