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.
Contrary to popular belief, Fritz Lang did not change the title from "The Murderers are Among Us" to "M" due to fear of persecution by the Nazis. He changed the title during filming, influenced by the scene where one of the criminals writes the letter on his hand. Lang thought "M" was a more interesting title.
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.
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)
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