Dial M for Murder has always been a Hitchcock film I enjoyed. The premise of trying to pull off the perfect murder is an interesting one, even if I didn't think the set-up was in any way perfect. So many things to go wrong!
When I watched the film, though, I did fall asleep for the first 30 minutes. But, I've seen it before and it was a much needed nap!
Dial M for Murder is the story of Tony Wendice who has discovered his wealthy wife, Margot, is having an affair with novelist Tony Halliday. He devises a plot to kill her that he believes will be the perfect murder.
Things never go as expected though, and the night of the murder brings circumstances Tony didn't anticipate. Will he get away with his plot against his wife? Or will he be found out?
It's important to note two things when watching Dial M for Murder. The first is that it is based on a stage play--this explains the simple settings and dialogue and performance being the driving elements of the film. The second is that it was filmed for 3-d. I've actually seen parts of it in 3-d at Universal Studios. The scene where Margot is reaching for the scissors is really amazing!
Overall, I enjoy this film, though it does move at a fairly slow pace. The acting is pretty good and it's fun to hate on Tony. Grace Kelly is stunning and the furniture couldn't possibly be uglier!