The Perfect Thriller: Frederick Knott and Dial M for Murder
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Before being made into the classic film, Dial 'M' for Murder was a thrilling stageplay by Frederick Knott, who repeated his success with Wait until Dark a decade later. Writings, photographs, and letters from Knott's papers combine with sketches, notes, and production stills from plays and movies to create a picture of the work of this master of suspense. [ca. 40 items]
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
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Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
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After the renovation, beginnig September 1, our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5