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Dial "M" for Murder

  • Frederick Knott
  • Full Length Play, Mystery/Thriller, Drama, Contemporary
  • 4M, 1F
  • ISBN: 9780573011023

"...Original and remarkably good theatre -- quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath."

New York Times

  • Full Length Play
  • Mystery/Thriller, Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.

Unfortunately... the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens.

Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

REVIEWS:

"...original and remarkably good theatre -- quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath."

 The New York Times

"It's a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn't be more welcome."

NY Herald-Tribune

Premiere Production: Dial "M" for Murder was first presented on the stage by James P. Sherwood at the Westminster Theatre, London, on 19th June, 1952.
  • Casting: 4M, 1F

  • SHEILA WENDICE
    MAX HALLIDAY
    TONY WENDICE
    CAPTAIN LESGATE
    INSPECTOR HUBBARD
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    THIS TITLE IS HEAVILY RESTRICTED FOR PERFORMANCE RIGHTS.

    Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.

    Unfortunately... the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens.

    Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

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