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.
Peter Lorre couldn't whistle well so the whistling of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" heard in the film was actually done by Fritz Lang. Although the director had no musical talent, he felt his own off-key whistling very appropriate.
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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