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.
Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou collaborated on the screenplay. According to Lang, the couple wanted to create a film based on "the ugliest, most utterly loathsome crime." The first script they produced was about a man who sent vulgar and anonymous letters; however,... ...
The aforementioned diamond-shaped and swelling swoops, clearly seen in the word 'soon,' third line from the bottom... attest to the strongly pathological sexuality of the sex offender. Period.
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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