Directed by: Fritz Lang
Writen by: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Produced by: Fritz Lang
Run Time:1 hour, 48 minutes
Content Type Rating:NR
Genres:Crime, Film Noir
Collections:Film School, Psycho Killer
Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

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Director Fritz Lang, already famous for silent films like METROPOLIS, made the move into the sound era with a dark tale that makes clear his growing discomfort with the Germany that was letting Nazism grow. Lang's chilling and powerful use of the theme music from Grieg's PEER GYNT makes it a landmark film score one can never forget. A serial killer, played by Peter Lorre, preys on children; the police of Berlin exert so much energy on finding him that the work of the criminal underworld is impeded. The crime gangs therefore decide to find the killer themselves, and eventually do so, branding his coat with the letter 'M' for murderer. This film is widely regarded as paving the way for Film Noir and launched the career of Peter Lorre. Reviews: "What a haunting film it is!" -Roger Ebert "Riveting and unforgettable!" -Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

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