Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
The film was independently backed by an admirer of Fritz Lang who persuaded him to make another film when the director was thinking of giving it all up. Lang eventually agreed to make the film provided that he had no interference and had final cut.
I can't help what I do! I can't help it, I can't...
Criminal: The old story! We never can help it in court!
Hans Beckert: 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? ...
When captured Hans Beckert is confronted with the blind man and his balloon, he stumbles backwards to a mere step away from the table, but in the following opposing shots he is notably further away from -- and able to make several steps toward -- it.
All of the original credits appear only in the beginning with no music.
$6,123 (USA) (15 March 2013)
$28,877 (USA) (2 June 2013)
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