Dial M for murder

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2012
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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 wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade (Anthony Dawson) into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant. When the police (represented by John Williams) investigate, Milland improvises quickly, subtly planting the suggestion that his wife has committed first-degree murder. He almost gets away with it; to tell you more would spoil the fun of the film's final thirty minutes. Hitchcock claimed that he chose this single-set play because he was worn out from several earlier, more ambitious projects, and wanted to "recharge his batteries." Compelled by Warner Bros. to film Dial M for Murder in 3-D, Hitchcock perversely refused to throw in the standard in-your-face gimmickry of most stereoscopic films of the era--though watch how he visually emphasizes an important piece of evidence towards the end of the film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Drama.
Spouses -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Bros. Entertainment,2012
Edition Blu-ray, Widescreen.
Contributors Knott, Frederick.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Milland, Ray.
Kelly, Grace.
Cummings, Robert, 1908-1990.
Williams, John, 1903-1983.
Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Participants/Performers Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams.
Other Contributors Music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Audience MPAA rating: PG CHV rating: PG.
Language English
English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes Title appears on item as: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder.
Special features: documentary Hitchcock and dial M ; theatrical trailer.
System Details Blu-ray, widescreen, 3-D, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital; requires Blu-ray player.
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0780696298
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