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Peter Lorre Peter Lorre
Hans Beckert
Ellen Widmann Ellen Widmann
Frau Beckmann
Inge Landgut Inge Landgut
Elsie Beckmann
Otto Wernicke Otto Wernicke
Inspector Karl Lohmann
Theodor Loos Theodor Loos
Inspector Groeber
Gustaf Gründgens Gustaf Gründgens
Schränker
Fritz Odemar Fritz Odemar
The Cheater


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Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou
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Fritz Lang Fritz Lang
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M for Masterpiece...

11 years, 10 months ago at Sep 29 2:17
8 votes
"What do you know about it? Who are you anyway? Who are you? Criminals? Are you proud of yourselves? Proud of breaking safes or cheating at cards? Things you could just as well keep your fingers off. You wouldn't need to do all that if you'd learn a proper trade or if you'd work. If you weren't a bunch of lazy bastards. But I... I can't help myself! I have no control over this, this evil thing ins... read more

The fire, the voices, the torment!

11 years, 10 months ago at Oct 5 10:01
3 votes
''I can't help what I do! I can't help it, I can't... ''


When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Peter Lorre: Hans Beckert

''I... I can't help myself! I have no control over this, this evil thing inside of me, the fire, the voices, the torment!''

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The birth of psychological thrillers.

9 years, 5 months ago at Mar 14 2:06
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M was released in the early stages of cinema and after another German film Nosferatu, M became almost like the birth of the thriller genre so in terms of horror and suspense, the Germans were the ones that started those specific genres off! I really like silent films especially ones that are suspenseful and have a dark story but this one was a bit of both because there were moments of ordinary dia... read more
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A child murderer is at large, so the police, due to public outcry, launch an intense investigation to find the killer. After some time, the ongoing manhunt has only achieved in angering the criminal underworld whose operations are being disrupted by the intense police prescence in their city, so they team up and decide to track down the killer themselves in hopes of finally ending the police crackdown.
Release date: 31 August 1931
UPC: 037429126523
Tags: Crime (26), German (23), Thriller (20), 1930s (19), Germany (18), 1931 (18), Serial Killer (17), Murder (14), Film Noir (13), Drama (10), Classic (10), Black & White (8), Whistling (8), Investigation (7), Trial (7), Police (6), Interrogation (6), Paranoia (6), German Expressionism (6), (6)
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