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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)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bei Anruf Mord See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Remake That Thrills!
4 February 2007 | by FilmNoirOnlineSee all my reviews

Master TV director Boris Sagal brings us an excellent remake of DIAL M FOR MURDER. I haven't seen this but twice in 25 years, but I would love to see this making the TV rounds again or a DVD release soon.

We all know the story from the 1954 classic, but Christopher Plummer is nothing short of brilliant as Tony, while Angie Dickinson is perfect as Margot.

Generally not a fan of remakes - especially remaking films from the master of suspense, but Sagal puts it all together in a superb Made-For-Television classic back when the networks were still spending top dollar for Movies Of The Week.

Don't miss this one - if you ever get the chance(!)


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