6.3/10
129
4 user

Dial 'M' for Murder (1981)

A London businessman concocts an intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

John Gay (teleplay), Frederick Knott (play)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dial M for Murder (TV Movie 1967)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Diane Cilento, Hugh O'Brian
Dial M for Murder (TV Movie 1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Tony Wendice hasn't got much money to pay for his expensive tastes, but he does have a rich wife. However, she has a lover and so might leave him - if she lives long enough.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Richard Bowler, Anthony Dawson, Felix Deebank
The Amateur (1981)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During a conference-trip to L.A., an academic runs into an old-flame and into trouble with the police when she disappears, presumed murdered.

Director: Chester Erskine
Stars: William Powell, Shelley Winters, Marsha Hunt
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey
Cassie & Co. (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cassie Holland is a tough and feisty former police officer-turned-private detective who takes advantage of her looks to solve cases. Having taken over Lyman "Shack" Shackelford's agency, ... See full summary »

Stars: Angie Dickinson, John Ireland, Dori Brenner
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A tennis player frames his neglected wife for murder after she inadvertently foils his plan to have her murdered.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organization to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance.

Director: Stuart Cooper
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, David Hemmings
One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Movie 1982)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A down-at-the-heels private detective is hired by a crime boss to find his missing wife. However, he soon finds out that everything isn't quite as cut and dried as he has been led to believe.

Director: William Hale
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Mel Ferrer
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The evil local land baron forecloses on Angie's place, and she and her two daughters must leave and continue their life of crime. A reporter witnesses their heist of a bank, and helps them become folk legends by writing a story about them.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Dr Calgary returns home from an expedition and goes looking for a hitchhiker whom he gave a lift to two years previously in order to return the man's address book. He discovers the man has been executed for his mother's murder.

Directors: Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer
Dial M for Murder (TV Series 1974)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jay Neill, Robert Lister, Dawn Addams
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angie Dickinson ... Margot Wendice
Christopher Plummer ... Tony Wendice
Anthony Quayle ... Insp. Hubbard
Michael Parks ... Max Halliday
Ron Moody ... Capt. Lesgate (Swann)
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Sgt. Williams
Alan Coates Alan Coates ... Man in Film
Dwight Schultz ... TV Director
John Touchstone John Touchstone ... Sgt. Thompson
Leo Lewis ... Sgt. Pearson
Clement von Franckenstein ... Man at Party (as Clement St. George)
Edit

Storyline

A London businessman concocts an intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dial 'M' for Murder See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Aitbaar (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good version...
27 April 2019 | by dlynch843See all my reviews

Yes, give this a try. The Hitchcock one is very fine, but you won't be disappointed by the performances here, either. Some of the explanations of Tony's behaviour I found clearer. Good cast all around.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed