"Dial M for Murder" (1954)
I had a craving for a Grace Kelly movie and then I found Dial M for Murder on Netflix. I have been wanting to see this film for some time and it didn't disappoint! And I have to confess that I was also curious to see if there was any chemistry between Kelly and Ray Milland since it was rumored that they had an affair while making this film.
The film follows Tony Wendice (Milland) who is an ex-professional tennis player and lives with his wealthy wife Margot (Kelly). Margot has been having an affair with an American by the name of Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings-who was also in Beach Party). Tony meticulously plans Margot's murder so that he can inherit her fortune and live without of fear of her leaving him penniless.
Two fascinating aspects I found interesting while watching this film was Milland's facial expressions. You really have to watch his face because so much of the story is written there. Another is Kelly's wardrobe in the film which was designed by a Latino costume designer named Edward Carrere.
I was drooling over Kelly's nightgown in the film-just stunning. And you just won't be able to take your eyes of the red dress she wears at the beginning of the film.
Watch closely, keep your eyes peeled, and follow the story that Alfred Hitchcock so masterfully directs. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending and I think you be will too!!