‘Dial M for Murder’ by Alfred Hitchcock

This film demonstrates the need for a good backup plan. The 1954 “Dial M for Murder,” featured in the Louisville Palace’s 2016 Classic Movie Series, is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s lesser-known hits. But all that you love about a Hitchcock movie is here, including a signature blonde actress. This time it’s Grace Kelly, in the first of three movies she did with him. It’s about a love triangle between Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings (make that four, if you count the telephone that is central to the plot). Milland, whose character is the definition of smarmy, is the person to watch. He wants his wealthy wife (Kelly) dead, but the problem is she’s not cooperating.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Louisville Palace
8 p.m. | $5
625 S. Fourth St
583-4555
http://louisvillepalace.com

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‘Dial M for Murder’ by Alfred Hitchcock

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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