Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Because he had directed several crime thrillers in the past, Fritz Lang had developed a positive rapport with the Berlin police and had made several influential contacts. He was able to exploit these connections, particularly those in the homicide bureau, in order to meet and interview several actual murderers in preparation for this film.
An outsider is ruining our business and our reputation. Measures taken by the police and the daily raids to catch this child murderer are hampering our activities to an almost unbearable degree. We can no longer tolerate the fact that we're not safe...
All goofs for this title are spoilers.
All of the original credits appear only in the beginning with no music.
During the time the US remake M (1951) was released, producer Seymour Nebenzal re-released the original film. For this re-release some things were changed, i.e. a new title sequence with music (Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King") was added, as well as sound effects during some silent passages. In addition, the film was cut down to 99 minutes, removing i.e. any material that made the government look foolish.
$6,123 (USA) (15 March 2013)
$28,877 (USA) (2 June 2013)