History Film / DialMForMurder

7th May '16 2:30:25 PM Aquila89
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Retired tennis player Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) discovers that his wealthy wife, Margot (Creator/GraceKelly) is cheating on him with crime author Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). Tony decides to have her murdered, because he is the inheritor of her will, but if she would divorce him he'd lose her money. With a mixture of blackmail and reward, he gives the task to Swann (Anthony Dawson), an old classmate of his, whom he knows to be a crook. Tony creates a plan which he thinks to be perfect; however, things go wrong, when Margot manages to kill Swann. Tony, however, is able to use the situation to his own advantage, making things look as if Margot killed Swann because he was blackmailing her. It appears to be working, except Mark doesn't believe she's guilty and the police uncover a few anomalies...

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Retired tennis player Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) (Creator/RayMilland) discovers that his wealthy wife, Margot (Creator/GraceKelly) is cheating on him with crime author Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). Tony decides to have her murdered, because he is the inheritor of her will, but if she would divorce him he'd lose her money. With a mixture of blackmail and reward, he gives the task to Swann (Anthony Dawson), an old classmate of his, whom he knows to be a crook. Tony creates a plan which he thinks to be perfect; however, things go wrong, when Margot manages to kill Swann. Tony, however, is able to use the situation to his own advantage, making things look as if Margot killed Swann because he was blackmailing her. It appears to be working, except Mark doesn't believe she's guilty and the police uncover a few anomalies...
10th Feb '16 12:11:26 PM Berrenta
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''Dial M For Murder'' was [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie filmed in 3D]], but by the time of its release, the 3D fad was dying out, so it had only a brief original release in 3D, followed by a conventional, "flat" release. Despite 3D being a gimmick, Hitchcock was able to employ it effectively, without too much distraction from the rest of the film.



* ThreeDMovie: ''Dial M For Murder'' was filmed in 3D, but by the time of its release, the 3D fad was dying out, so it had only a brief original release in 3D, followed by a conventional, "flat" release. Despite 3D being a gimmick, Hitchcock was able to employ it effectively, without too much distraction from the rest of the film.
2nd Dec '15 9:09:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* LingerieScene: Margot is in her nightgown when she's attacked. In the original script, she was to put a robe on, but Grace Kelly argued that [[FridgeBrilliance a woman who thinks she's alone would have no reason to do that.]]

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* LingerieScene: Margot is in her nightgown when she's attacked. In the original script, she was to put a robe on, but Grace Kelly argued that [[FridgeBrilliance a woman who thinks she's alone would have no reason to do that.]]
1st May '15 1:55:54 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* BlackCapOfDeath: Margot's trial scene ends with the horrified look on her face after the judge puts on his black cap.
28th Mar '15 1:53:25 AM Aquila89
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Margot demands her husband to end his career, to spend more time with her. Still not happy, she has an affair with his friend. This provokes Tony to hire Swann to murder her.
27th Mar '15 8:23:39 AM Hemma
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Margot demands her husband to end his career, to spend more time with her. Still not happy, she has an affair with his friend. This provokes Tony to hire Swann to murder her.
27th Mar '15 8:17:19 AM Hemma
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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which has him killed in self-defense. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row, but gets redemption in the end (and probably reparations for miscarriage of justice), and gets rid of Tony. Tony is rightfully indicted for having plotted the murder of his wife, and tried to set her up for murder. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which has gets him killed in self-defense. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row, but gets redemption in the end (and probably reparations for miscarriage of justice), and gets rid of Tony. Tony is rightfully indicted for having plotted the murder of his wife, and tried to set her up for murder. Though Mark betrays Tony, but has an affair with his friend's wife, he is otherwise an the most honest man, who character; he solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]
27th Mar '15 8:14:50 AM Hemma
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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which gets him killed by his victim. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row, but gets redemption in the end, and probably reparations for wrongful detention, and gets rid of Tony. Tony is rightfully indicted for having plotted the murder of his wife, and tried to set her up for murder. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which gets has him killed by his victim. in self-defense. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row, but gets redemption in the end, and end (and probably reparations for wrongful detention, miscarriage of justice), and gets rid of Tony. Tony is rightfully indicted for having plotted the murder of his wife, and tried to set her up for murder. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]
27th Mar '15 8:12:02 AM Hemma
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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which gets him killed by his victim. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row through lots of trouble, she gets redemption in the end. Tony is rightfully indicted for having ordered the murder of his wife. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a con-man who attempts murder, which gets him killed by his victim. Margot starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row through lots of trouble, she row, but gets redemption in the end. end, and probably reparations for wrongful detention, and gets rid of Tony. Tony is rightfully indicted for having ordered plotted the murder of his wife.wife, and tried to set her up for murder. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]
27th Mar '15 8:08:47 AM Hemma
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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Swann is a criminal who attempts murder, and gets killed in self-defense. Margot is cheating, and not very likeable in the beginning of the film; she survives attempted murder and death row through lots of trouble, she gets redemption in the end. Tony is rightfully indicted for having ordered the murder of his wife.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: For all four main characters. Swann is a criminal con-man who attempts murder, and which gets him killed in self-defense. by his victim. Margot is cheating, and not very likeable in the beginning of the film; starts out as a spoilt upper-class lady who cheats on his husband; she survives attempted murder and death row through lots of trouble, she gets redemption in the end. Tony is rightfully indicted for having ordered the murder of his wife. Mark betrays Tony, but is otherwise an honest man, who solves the case in the end, and will probably end up as Margot's companion.]]
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