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Still shot from the movie: Dial M For Murder.

Dial M For Murder

When professional tennis player Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) stumbles upon his wife's (Grace Kelly) affair with an American author (Robert Cummings), the betrayed husband concocts a plot that will will make him a widower and the heir of Mary's fortune. But not all goes according to plan in this Hitchcock murder mystery. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 29 May 1954
Video Release: 07 Sep 2001
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Violence: Characters struggle when one tries to strangle the other. A character is stabbed and dies. Some bloodless injuries are seen. A person is mistakenly accused of murder and sentenced to death. A character blackmails and threatens others. He carefully plots and then orders the death of another person. Characters lie.

Sexual Content: Discussions center around characters that are involved in a long-term extramarital affair. Brief scenes of kissing are seen.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink often at home and social events. Smoking is also depicted in these settings. A man drinks to deal with stress.

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