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M 1931

  • Fritz Lang
  • May 11, 1931
  • 117 mins
  • German
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
A psychotic child murderer stalks a city. Despite an exhaustive investigation fueled by public hysteria and outcry, the police have been unable to find him. The police crackdown makes it nearly impossible for the organized criminal underground to operate. The criminals decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the murderer themselves.


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Lang really was a master with the camera, capturing some amazing shots--particularly of Lorre's reactive reflection. Lorre, himself, delivers a chilling performance that is unmatched in his English-language work. While the silences are almost deafening, I will never hear "In the Hall Of the Mountain King" the same way again.

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