Dial M for Murder

Revealing mistake: Just before Anthony Dawson is going to be stabbed to death by Grace Kelly with a pair of scissors, you can see for a very short moment that the scissors are already attached to his back.

Continuity mistake: When Tony throws the 100 pounds down-payment across the room to Swan, watch the chair in which it lands. It has a low back one in one shot, then a high back (probably to provide a bigger target for the throw), then a low back again.

Other mistake: The judge in giving sentence refers to the murder occurring on the 27th September. Towards the end of the film the implication is that the murder occurred on the 27th March e.g. he started living on the cash from the 27th March.

Visible crew/equipment: While Tony is blackmailing Charles Swann, describing the story in the newspapers regarding the "middle-aged woman found dead due to an overdose...", just as Tony takes a seat on the table we can see the moving shadow of the boom mic on the wall, over the picture. (00:25:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Tony talks to Lesgate about the murder plan, Tony sits on the couch with his cane resting between his legs. In the next shot, he's suddenly holding the cane in his hands under his chin.

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Continuity mistake: When Mark is talking to Margo early in the film in her living room, the camera shows a front view of her and she is standing in front of liquor bottles lined up on a table. Behind her, Mark is in front of the fireplace. When Tony comes home within minutes, the bar is next to the front door and the bottles are rearranged.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the film when Swann picks up his coat to leave the apartment then changes his mind, he puts his coat and scarf back on the chair and the scarf is under the coat. Later on, the scarf is folded on top of the coat, but no one has moved it.

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Continuity mistake: Tony throws a bundle of notes onto the seat of the brown chair. Later, when Swann picks up the money, it's on the arm of the chair.

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Margot Mary Wendice: Oh, there you are. We thought you were never coming. What have you been up to?
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Margot Mary Wendice: Tony, this is Mark Halliday.
Tony Wendice: Hello Mark.
Mark Halliday: Hello.

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Alfred Hitchcock wanted the film to look as natural as possible, with the camera at eye level with the actors. Since movie cameras were large (especially 3D cameras), Hitch had a small trench built into the soundstage floor, so that the camera lens was, roughly, at eye level.

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