Zach on Film: Dial M for Murder (1954)

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This week we discuss the perfect murder, 3D technology, and whether Alfred Hitchcock would shoot on digital, as Zach takes a look at Dial M for Murder.

DIAL M FOR MURDER

Dial M for Murder is a 1954 American crime thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. The movie was adapted from a successful stage play by Frederick Knott, and was released by the Warner Bros. studio.

The screenplay and the stage play on which it was based were both written by English playwright Frederick Knott, whose work often focused on women who innocently become the potential victims of sinister plots. The play premiered in 1952 on BBC television, before being performed on the stage in the same year in London’s West End in June, and then New York’s Broadway in October.

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