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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
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Les effets 3D aident le film dans sa narration, mais ce n'est pas de la plus haute importance.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable But Mild
Although Hitchcock's version of the popular play was considered a shocker in its day, repetition of the story in so many versions has made the story itself seem rather tame: a husband, angered by his wife's affair and in desperate need of money, blackmails an acquaintance to murder her--but his plans go awry when his wife kills her attacker in self-defense.
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Published on Feb. 12 2002 by Gary F. Taylor


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!, Feb. 17 2014
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John L (Montréal, Canada) - See all my reviews
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Obligatoire pour ceux qui aiment cinéma.

Les effets 3D aident le film dans sa narration, mais ce n'est pas de la plus haute importance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I watch this alot, Jan. 10 2013
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The policeman is in many British movies, The plot is great, the build up cunning and all actors are great. Hmmm, gotta go and watch it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un excellent Hithcock, Dec 24 2012
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Un Hitchcock inusité dans un huis clos qui montre le mal dans une forme des plus simple. Terriblement efficace avec une Grace Kelly étonnante.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At Last!!!, July 12 2004
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I have been one of the many people who have sent in, demanding that this DVD be released and now it is! This is a great Hitchcock thriller and most of his films are on DVD, so why not this one. At Last!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting movie!, June 27 2004
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This is a great Alfred Hitchcock movie. It's one that is even better the second time you see it.
Now, about the DVD, does anyone know what the difference is between this one, and the other "Dial M for Murder" DVD that isn't released yet?? I was confused by that...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good., April 26 2004
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Dhaval Vyas (Dallastown, PA U.S.A) - See all my reviews
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I can't remember the storyline from 'Dial M for Murder' too much, but I do remember liking it. Once again, the master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock manages to make a fantastic film from a limited story setting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite As Good As REAR WINDOW, March 17 2004
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Peter Kenney (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) - See all my reviews
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DIAL M FOR MURDER is an Alfred Hitchcock classic about a man who is trying to have his unfaithful wife murdered for her wealth. Ray Milland does a superb job in the role of the scheming husband. Grace Kelly plays the wife and Robert Cummings is her lover. John Williams, Anthony Dawson and Patrick Allen round out the strong cast. Unfortunately the details of the film's plot are too complicated and the movie lacks the usual high degree of suspense associated with the best Hitchcock thrillers.
DIAL M FOR MURDER received no Oscar nominations in 1954 but Alfred Hitchcock did receive a nomination for his direction of REAR WINDOW in that same year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dial M for Masterful!, Jan. 28 2004
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David M. Lovin (Willow Spring, NC United States) - See all my reviews
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Dial M for Murder is not one of the all time greats of the Master, but it still has its merits. Based on a play by Friedrich Knott, it features the suave Ray Milland playing Tony Wendice, former tennis star. He's married to Margot (Grace Kelly) who is actually having an affair with Mark (Robert Cummings). Tony hatches a plan to blackmail a former school chum to come to their house and kill Margot when Tony is away. The main part of the plan involves Tony calling Margot to get her to stand by the phone and give the killer his chance. The plan, needless to say, does not go off as planned and some further decisions need to be made.
It's obvious that this was originally a stage play, as the majority of the picture takes place in the Wendice's apartment. It also was released in 3-D when it came out in 1954, something that really didn't help its popularity. The play was perfect for Hitchcock, who showed over and over his ability to do masterful work even when contained in one space for a long period of time (see Lifeboat, and Rear Window, which came out the same year as Dial M). The performances are superb. Milland as the overconfident Brit, Cummings as the uptight American, and Kelly as the clueless beauty who just can't believe her husband could be so cruel. I also loved John Williams as the inspector from Scotland Yard. He also thinks highly of himself and it's great watching him go up against Milland. Watch also for Hitch's cameo in a picture and the neat close ups of the scissors and the telephone number dial. Hitchcock always had the camera telling the story and this film is no exception. Excellent all the way around.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dial D For DVD, Nov. 10 2003
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T. Lobascio (New Jersey United States) - See all my reviews
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 Dial M For Murder, ended up as an "also ran" to the more popular Rear Window, released that same year. Another problem was that it was decided to add some 3-D elements to it, as a way to entice folks into the theater. 3-D was all the rage back then, but in the end, this only proved to be a distraction, rather than an enhancement. I think Dial M is a better film than most people think it is, especially when looked at outside of the Rear Window and 3-D factors.
Tony Windice (Ray Milland) hatches a plan to have his lovely wife Margot (The ever lovely Grace Kelly) murdered. It seems that she has been having an affair with a writer friend of theirs, named Mark (Robert Cummings) Tony's plan involves a casual school mate of his (Anthony Dawson) carrying out the deadly deed, while Tony has a solid alibi. When the plan is complicated by an unepected turn, Chief Inspector Hubbard (John Williams) is sure there's more going on here then meets the eye.
Based on Frederick Knott's play, Hitchcock keeps that "stage" mood going by not stretching too far beyond the main set. At first, this may seem very limiting but I think it only hieghtens the tension. Hitchcock is quite good at staging scenes in a confined space, as the aforementioned Rear Window and a few of his other films like Rope and The Trouble With Harry, demonstrate. Milland is devishly suave as Tony. Kelly is great as always, but really shines as a woman conflicted. The film has a problem with its pace at times, getting booged down with a dialogue heavy scene, now and then, but it's not as bad as some have suggested. People often compare the film to its updated and greatly expanded remake, A Perfect Murder, that's like comparing apples and oranges. It's not neccessary in my opinion. Both can stand alone and have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Dial M For Murder, is one of the only Hitchcock films left, not to get a DVD release. Ok, so it's not his best work, but as we approach a landmark anniversary for the film, this situation deserves to be rectified soon. It's gotten a bum rap for too long now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Milland brilliant as obcessed jealous husband, July 22 2003
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Michael Mathena "Michael Mathena" (Valley City, Ohio) - See all my reviews
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Ray Milland pulls off another flawless performance as the jealous husband determined to have his cheating young wife Grace Kelly murdered. The aging former tennis star who lives mainly off his wife's wealth. When he learns of her infidelity with an American acquintance, Milland's adoration for the beautiful Kelly becomes nothing more than a strained pretence, all-the-while planning how he can get rid of her, then live happily ever after off her money.
A man Milland barely rememebered from college has a few dark secrets, which Milland uses to blackmail him into the meticulously planned "perfect crime" of murdering Kelly. A clever (although typical) "Hitchcock-Twist" makes for a thrilling change to an unexpected "Plan B".
Not as well known as similar Hitchcock films, this one is no less of a gem. Although the story and handling, particularly the dull-British "Scotland Yard" dialog are definitely from another era, the unfolding plot is sheer Hollywood candy. The final scene is priceless. A sure hit for those who love "whodunits" as well as for fans of the Master. A 5-star-classic!*****
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