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Dial M for Murder

A man plots his wife's murder after discovering her infidelity, but his plan backfires.


Why watch this film?

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few directors who can turn a play into a brilliant movie. Usually, this type of adaptation ends up being dull and/or not working in another format. 'Dial M for Murder' is yet another excellent suspense from the master and, as mentioned, is based on a play of the same name. Hitchcock does, once again in this film, an impeccable job with face games to increase the suspense atmosphere. The production, which has most of its unfolding in just one setting, is a good representation of a very well planned crime: well built, full of details and with a great ending.



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Plot summary

When American writer Mark Halliday visits the very married Margot Wendice in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. After sensing Margot's affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice, fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death. Knowing former school chum Captain Lesgate is involved in illegal activities, Tony blackmails him into conspiring to kill Margot. When she kills Lesgate in self-defense, Tony implicates her as being guilty of premeditated murder. Halliday must out-stratagize Tony to save Margot's live.

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