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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. »


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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does Tony justify his murder plot? What role, if any, did he play in his wife’s affair? Does one wrong justify another in this case?

Does Alfred Hitchcock develop a strong, believable plotline or does he ask audiences to simply accept the outcome in this movie? What elements does he use to create suspense?

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