Dial M for Murder ~ (1981) ~ TV-Movie ~ Angie Dickinson, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, Michael Parks, Ron Moody
Note: This is a frequently requested, but difficult to find title. Now you can have your own copy of a commercial-free, unedited copy of this suspenseful remake.
Starring (Main Cast Members)
- Angie Dickinson ...Margot Wendice
- Christopher Plummer ...Tony Wendice
- Anthony Quayle ... Insp. Hubbard
- Michael Parks ... Max Halliday
- Ron Moody ...Capt. Lesgate (Swann)
- Clement von Franckenstein ... Man at Party (as Clement St. George)
About this Title
In this remake of the celebrated 1954 Hitchcock film, Christopher Plummer is the London businessman whose intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money backfires.
Initially, Frederick Knott (who also later wrote "Wait Until Dark") concocted this as a play for British television in 1952, and it later went on to become a success on the London stage as well as Broadway, and twice earlier on American TV: with Maurice Evans and Rosemary Harris in 1958 and then nine years later with Laurence Harvey and Diane Cilento.
A Remake That Thrills!
Master TV director Boris Sagal brings us an excellent remake of DIAL M FOR MURDER . I haven't seen this but twice in 25 years, but I would love to see this making the TV rounds again or a DVD release soon.
We all know the story from the 1954 classic, but Christopher Plummer is nothing short of brilliant as Tony, while Angie Dickinson is perfect as Margot.
Generally not a fan of remakes - especially remaking films from the master of suspense, but Sagal puts it all together in a superb Made-For-Television classic back when the networks were still spending top dollar for Movies Of The Week .
Don't miss this one - if you ever get the chance(!)
Run time: 98m
B&W / Color: Color