No Way to Treat a Lady: ” Dial M for Murder” (1954)

dialm    In a posh London flat, suave ex-tennis pro Tony Wendrice (Ray Milland) is planning to murder Margot (Grace Kelly), his rich but adulterous wife who is cheating on him with American mystery writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), by ensnaring a sleazy ex-schoolmate named Swann (Anthony Dawson) to do the task by trapping him in a blackmail scheme.  Alfred Hitchcock’s film of Frederick (“Wait Until Dark”) Knotts hit mystery play is necessarily stage bound, even more so than the director’s previous stab at cinematically challenging the Proscenium Arch in “Rope”.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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