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Overview

Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade Anthony Dawson into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might ...
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Overview

Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade Anthony Dawson into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant. When the police represented by John Williams investigate, Milland improvises quickly, subtly planting the suggestion that his wife has committed first-degree murder. He almost gets away with it; to tell you more would spoil the fun of the film's final thirty minutes. Hitchcock claimed that he chose this single-set play because he was worn out from several earlier, more ambitious projects, and wanted to "recharge his batteries." Compelled by Warner Bros. to film Dial M for Murder in 3-D, Hitchcock perversely refused to throw in the standard in-your-face gimmickry of most stereoscopic films of the era--though watch how he visually emphasizes an important piece of evidence towards the end of the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • UPC: 012569756250
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve / Full Frame
  • Time: 7:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,103

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Now, Voyager
1. Credits [1:06]
2. Dr. Jaquith [2:48]
3. About Charlotte [3:11]
4. Charlotte's Room [3:35]
5. Shipboard Romance [4:36]
6. Mother Dread [1:54]
7. Breaking Point [2:14]
8. Now, Voyager [3:21]
9. Typical Tourists [2:27]
10. True Identities [2:54]
11. Gifts All Around [2:00]
12. Borrowed Wings [3:24]
13. Together and Alone [3:30]
14. About Jerry [3:12]
15. Wrong-Way Ride [4:42]
16. The Cabin; Jerry's... [2:21]
17. Immune to Happiness [3:32]
18. Airport Farewell [1:54]
19. Girl Most Popular [2:53]
20. Mother's Welcome [4:54]
21. New Ground Rules [3:40]
22. Mother's Tumble [1:03]
23. Lighting a Fire [2:57]
24. Not Afraid [3:58]
25. Elliot's Courtship [3:28]
26. Encountering Jerry [3:27]
27. Back Bay Station [4:21]
28. Broken Engagement [2:51]
29. "I Did It!" [3:05]
30. A Girl Like Herself [4:24]
31. Call Me Tina [4:00]
32. Jerry's Child in My Arms [3:04]
33. Her New Friend [4:24]
34. Camping With Charlotte [2:15]
35. Party Guests [2:33]
36. Like Our Child [4:01]
37. A Cigarette in It [1:51]
38. The Stars [1:23]
Disc #2, Side A -- Mildred Pierce
1. Shoreline Credits [1:36]
2. Dying Word and Thoughts [2:22]
3. Uneasy Company [3:25]
4. Never Saw Deader [4:43]
5. Class Reunion [4:34]
6. Prime Suspect [3:51]
7. Kids First [4:31]
8. Cheap Material [3:16]
9. Hopeful Wally [3:43]
10. Anything You Want [1:58]
11. New Waitress [3:05]
12. Why Not a Restaurant? [5:45]
13. Community Property [3:38]
14. Declined and Accepted [3:15]
15. Sound of Our Hearts [3:26]
16. Tragedy [4:10]
17. Grand Opening [3:02]
18. Veda Meets Monte [3:08]
19. One Man's Poison [2:12]
20. Confession [2:01]
21. Bad Habits [3:11]
22. Monte's Payoff [4:53]
23. Veda's Payoff [5:35]
24. I Can Get Away! [2:57]
25. The Alligator Idea [3:23]
26. Working Girl [4:17]
27. Sold on Marriage [4:15]
28. Homecoming [3:44]
29. Acting Badly [3:36]
30. Unexpected [3:01]
31. Her Fault [3:12]
32. Into the Dawn [:43]
Disc #2, Side B -- Mildred Pierce - Bonus Features
1. Many Faces [2:43]
2. Party Girl [3:07]
3. New Identity [3:46]
4. Troublemaker [3:48]
5. Stardom and Marriage [4:36]
6. Gable [4:01]
7. Banner Year: 1932 [4:01]
8. Creature of Extremes [3:59]
9. Tone and Tracy [4:07]
10. The Women [4:02]
11. Motherhood; Marriage #3 [4:25]
12. Mommie Dearest [1:52]
13. Mildred Pierce [2:57]
14. Wire Hangers [4:03]
15. Constant Needs [4:45]
16. Christmas; Independent [3:40]
17. Johnny Guitar [2:33]
18. Warrior Aspect [4:24]
19. Pepsi's First Lady [4:43]
20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [4:20]
21. Leading Lady to the End [5:05]
22. Another Crawford [4:27]
23. End Credits [1:24]
Disc #3 -- For Me and My Gal
1. Credits and Dedication [1:43]
2. Pushy Harry [3:45]
3. Being a Clown [1:31]
4. The Doll Shop [4:01]
5. Sailor's Hornpipe, by the Beautiful Sea [2:32]
6. Doctor Impatient [2:49]
7. Harry's Proposal [3:30]
8. For Me and My Gal [5:46]
9. Breaking up the Act [4:50]
10. When You Wore a Tulip; War [1:49]
11. Meeting Miss Minard [4:13]
12. Do I Love You? [4:53]
13. What Do You Do? [2:59]
14. After You've Gone [2:25]
15. Regarding Harry [4:01]
16. Tell Her I'm Sorry [2:11]
17. What Hit Us? [5:45]
18. Booked at the Palace [4:17]
19. Tell Me, Till We Meet Again [3:32]
20. We Don't Want the Bacon [:47]
21. Ballin' the Jack [2:39]
22. Good and Bad News [2:27]
23. His Disability [3:14]
24. Small-Time in His Heart [3:20]
25. Shut Out [3:24]
26. What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys? [2:55]
27. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? [2:02]
28. Paris Reunions [4:01]
29. Where Do We Go From Here? [2:50]
30. Tipperary Etc. Medley [2:25]
31. In the Fight [4:25]
32. When Johnny Comes Marching Home, For Me and My Gal [2:21]
Disc #4 -- Father of the Bride
1. Credits [1:14]
2. Suddenly Upon You [2:28]
3. Maybe She's in Love [3:33]
4. Who Is He? [4:04]
5. Not Good Enough [4:01]
6. Mark My Words [3:24]
7. Man-to-Man Talk [6:18]
8. The Dunstans [3:26]
9. Memories Over Martinis [2:44]
10. Drinks for Everyone [4:44]
11. Every Girl's Dream [4:02]
12. Her Trousseau [3:17]
13. How About Eloping? [5:11]
14. The Caterer [2:44]
15. Too Tight [5:49]
16. Gift Parade [2:34]
17. Honeymoon Problem [4:32]
18. Rat Race Rehearsal [5:21]
19. Nuptial Nightmare [1:51]
20. Nothing Ever Fazes Him [2:18]
21. Wedding Day Chaos [2:06]
22. Mother and Bride [2:38]
23. Down the Aisle [3:18]
24. Giving Kay up [3:56]
25. The Reception [2:38]
26. Goodbye [2:51]
27. All of Our Life [:58]
28. Cast List [:30]
Disc #5 -- Dial "M" for Murder
1. Credits [1:07]
2. Blackmail Note [5:45]
3. Tony Bows Out [1:55]
4. Calling About a Car [2:03]
5. Schools (and Hitchcock) Photo [3:00]
6. What Tony Saw [4:57]
7. Your Word Against Mine [5:33]
8. Murder Plan [5:27]
9. Key Player Paid [3:17]
10. Purse Snatcher [5:55]
11. Running Late [3:09]
12. Murder Calling [4:28]
13. Ghastly Accident [3:47]
14. Improvising a Frame-Up [3:01]
15. Intermission [:46]
16. Chief Inspector Hubbard [5:19]
17. Reenacting the Crime [3:29]
18. Wendice's Web of Evidence [4:01]
19. Hubbard's Question [4:51]
20. Guilty [1:02]
21. Mark's Murder Scenario [5:37]
22. Troublesome Latchkeys [3:03]
23. Incriminating Attaché Case [5:50]
24. Tony's Out, Hubbard's In [5:48]
25. Key to the Case [2:40]
26. Hubbard Explains It All [4:56]
27. The Trap Is Sprung [2:48]
28. Drinking in Defeat [1:31]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Now, Voyager
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
   Languages
Disc #2, Side A -- Mildred Pierce
   Scenes
   Features
      Cast & Crew
         Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce Baragon
      Awards
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
   Play Movie
Disc #2, Side B -- Mildred Pierce - Bonus Features
   Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star
   Trailer Gallery
      Mildred Pierce (1945)
      Humoresque (1946)
      Possessed (1947)
      Flamingo Road (1949)
      The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
      Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
      This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
      The Women (1939)
      What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
   Legal
Disc #3 -- For Me and My Gal
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary by John Fricke
      La Fiesta de Santa Barbara
      Every Sunday
      Audio Vault
         Three Cheers for the Yanks Outtake
         For Me and My Girl Deleted Finale
         3/22/1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show
         Leo Is on the Air Radio Promo
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- Father of the Bride
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Wedding Bells for Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor Newsreel
      President Truman Meets "Father of the Bride" Newsreel
      Behind the Scenes
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast & Crew
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Português
         Japanese
         Mandarin
         Thai
         Korean
         Off
Disc #5 -- Dial "M" for Murder
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Hitchcock and Dial M
      3D: A Brief History
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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