Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder ★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Hitchcock does a good job cutting, using the camera, changing up angles, to avoid any stage-y feel that might have accompanied the story's origin as a play.

Similar to Rebecca, the final section of the movie spends a lot of time, and loses some energy, in exposition and explanations. During this time, the stakes start to lower, until the whole thing ends with a round of cocktails amongst the plotting husband, victimized wife, and her lover. This was probably the second Hitchcock movie I ever saw, after Vertigo, when I was a kid.

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