Some kissing.
The story revolves around a cheating wife
A see-through nightgown is worn by Grace Kelly, but nothing is shown.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The shooting cycle of “telephone murder” is only 36 days, one day less than that of “Thriller”, but it does not affect its quality. There is no doubt that it is one of Hitchcock’s most wonderful and favorite films. But critics don’t seem to be interested in it. Even Hitchcock himself didn’t take the telephone murder seriously. When chatting with truffer about the film, Hitchcock was obviously not in high spirits: “… We can quickly skim over the film because there is not much to talk about.”

Like the soul Snatcher, the telephone murder is also adapted from a dance drama, and the original author Frederick nott is also the author of the screenplay.

In terms of actors, Hitchcock initially preferred to invite Gary grant to play the leading role. Therefore, he specially asked grant to watch the play on the spot. It is said that grant was very excited and “very, very eager to play the No. 1 man” – on the one hand, on the other hand, Gary grant has always had a long cherished wish, Hope to play a murderer of his wife (this wish is strange). Unexpectedly, this proposal was rejected by Jack Warner, the big boss of Warner company. Warner gave the reason: “the audience is used to Gary’s comedy and can’t recognize him.” Hitchcock believes that the real reason is that Gary Grant’s asking price is too high and requires a 10% gross profit commission.

Before that, at the urging of Jack Warner, Hitchcock had abandoned the shooting plan of a film called BlackBerry bush. Hitchcock was dissatisfied with the successive conflicts. In an interview, he said that he was like a battery without electricity. “Telephone murder” has also become Hitchcock’s last work at Warner. When shooting his next work “back window”, he switched to paramount. Hitchcock in the paramount period was so proud that he even lost his always fat weight, from 340 pounds to 189 pounds. The American media joked that he was “the slimmest suspense master” in this period. When Hitchcock later talked to truffer, he said, “I feel creativity is back and the battery is fully charged.”

After Gary grant was denied, Hitchcock came to ray Milan. Milan work hard, but their personal charm is far from grant. Jack Warner is very satisfied because Milan’s pay is only $125000.

Similarly, in order to save costs, female No. 1 also hired an unknown actress, Grace Kelly, who later became the princess of Monaco. At that time, her pay was only $14000.

In Hitchcock’s view, the only great significance of the phone murder is that he finally found the heroine of his dream. Grace Kelly is the perfect Hitchcock heroine. In Hitchcock’s own words, “she is a cold blonde in appearance, but lustful in heart.”

“Lustful” may not be appropriate to describe the later princess, but Kelly did. She was dating two or three men at the same time, which excited Hitchcock, who loved peeping: “great grace! She slept with everyone!”

Grace Kelly later told Hitchcock’s friend Charlotte Chandler that when she first met Hitchcock, she heard him introduce herself to the visitors on the set: “call me Hitchcock, don’t use Kirk.”—— Hitchcock has a slight aversion to his name. He has said many times that it is best to remove the “cock” (male genitalia) in his name. He claims to like others to call him “hitch” all his life.

This is an obscure piece of meat. At that time, many people on the set laughed. Hitchcock noticed that Grace Kelly was also nearby, so he prepared to apologize. Unexpectedly, Kelly stopped him: “don’t worry, I went to a Catholic women’s school. I’ve heard everything since I was 13.” Hitchcock was impressed by this and remembered it years later: “Grace Kelly has a great sense of humor – just a little yellow.”

Unlike many stars who finally turned against Hitchcock, Grace Kelly has always been close to him. Although she faded out of the film world and married Monaco as a princess, Hitchcock still invited her home to dinner every time she returned to Hollywood – you know, there are very few actors who can enjoy this treatment.

“Telephone murder” is full of suspense, with ingenious layout and complete and detailed plot. It shows Hitchcock’s directing skills incisively and vividly. The French even named the film “seamless crime”. Although Hitchcock himself has always insisted that he did not play a role in the creation of the film, the global box office revenue of $5 million was already a considerable achievement at that time.

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