17 July 2010
Dial M for Murder (1954)
People don't commit murder on credit.
So basically: Tony wants to murder his wife, Margo, after catching her cheating on him with a young man from New York. He contacts an old schoolmate of his to commit the murder for him. Tony plans the perfect murder for him, all he has to do is show up. However, things go wrong when Margo ends up killing the murderer and now Tony must conceal the evidence.
Good, but not amazing. Not one of Hitchcock's best, either. That's pretty much all I have to say about it ... I didn't know how it was going to end, no, but I didn't really care to, either. The plot didn't engage me nor did any of the characters.
It does not deserve to be on the list, no.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!