Dial M for Murder (3D) (1954)

Sun, Oct 18
  • Sun, Oct 18
2:00 pm 3D

Sun, Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm: This screening is being presented in 3D.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 105 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1954

Starring: Anthony Dawson, George Alderson, George Leigh, Grace Kelly, John Williams, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, Robin Hughes

About the film:

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan – to frame her for murder instead.

Adapted for film by Frederick Knott from his own stage play, with the touch of “the fine hand of Mr. Hitchcock as the goose-pimple horticulturist in the garden of motion pictures,” according Bosley Crowther’s original New York Times review.

Pressured by the studio to film in 3D, Dial M for Murder was Hitchcock’s first and only film shot in 3D, and theaters of the time largely screened the 2D version of the film. The Center is thrilled to present his 1954 film in this ultra-rare format.

Hitchcocktober 2020
MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
WITH HELP FROM
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media

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