Alfred Hitchcock's screen version of Frederick Knott's stage hit Dial M for Murder is a tasty blend of elegance and suspense casting Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings as the points of a romantic triangle. Kelly won the New York Film Critics and National Board of Review Best Actress Awards for this and two other acclaimed 1954 performances. She loves Cummings; her husband Milland plots her murder. But when he dials a Mayfair exchange to set the plot in motion, his right number gets the wrong answer- and gleaming scissors become a deadly weapon.
I don't expect many to read this review. If you are considering a lesser known 1954 Hitchcock you are already a certified film buff. Ray Milland was not known to me previously but he is an interesting actor. Good (not great), unglamourous and undramatic. Grace Kelly is the opposite. The entire piece is filmed in a room. Standard for a play (from which this was taken), unusual for a film. Good plot, not amazing but very entertaining.