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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
190 Ratings
190 Ratings

88% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.2/10
  • Fresh 38
  • Rotten 5

Critics Consensus: Dial M for Murder may be slightly off-peak Hitchcock, but by any other standard, it's a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller -- and one that boasts an unforgettable performance from Grace Kelly to boot.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Classic Hitchcock thriller is tense but not graphic.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 1954 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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