Dial M for Murder

The week of October 10, 2010:

The movie of the week is unlike any ordinary suspense film. Dial M for Murder is notably one of the best thrillers and stars Grace Kelly in her first of a series of works to be directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Stars: Ray Milland & Grace Kelly
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Released in: 1954

In London, wealthy Margot Mary Wendice had a brief love affair with American writer Mark Halliday while her husband Tony Wendice, a professional tennis player, was on a tennis tour. About a year later Halliday arrives from America to visit the couple. When he arrives Tony claims that he needs to work and asks Margot to keep Halliday entertained by taking him to the theater. However, when Margot and Halliday leave, Tony calls an old college buddy instead and blackmails his friend into murdering his wife so that he can inherit her fortune. But there is no perfect crime.

Fact: Alfred Hitchcock arranged to have Grace Kelly dressed in bright colours at the start of the film, then made the clothing progressively darker as time goes by.

Fact: According to the script, Grace Kelly was to get out of bed, put on her robe, and answer the phone when it rang. Kelly contended that no woman would put a robe on to answer the phone. Alfred Hitchcock agreed and so the scene was shot with her in her nightgown.

To view the trailer of Dial M for Murder visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qWwFvsBVic

As well, Dial M for Murder will air on the Turner Classic Movie channel on Thursday, October 14 at 6:00PM. Be sure to double-check your local listings and times at www.tcm.com

And as always, feel absolutely free to leave your comments:)

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~ by discoveringtheclassics on October 10, 2010.

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