Crime thrillers have their entertainment value, but too often a limited shelf life.
That is the impression left by “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” a cobwebbed suspense yarn from 1953 that has not aged well in 60 years, a time when television has shrunk our attention spans and made us more savvy about the criminal mind.
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DIAL ‘M’ FOR MURDER
Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter
When: Through Sun.
Tickets: Starting at $52. Call: 561-575-2223.
The verdict: A wheezy crime thriller from the dial phone era comes off as dated due in part to its period playing style.