Passed | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Robert Osborne recently stated that the 1931 version of this film was still being shown in the 1950s when the updated version starring David Wayne (M (1951)) was released. This is contrary to a previous statement that the original film hadn't been seen prior to 1966. [However, it could be interpreted that the film hadn't been seen prior to 1966 in Germany, as it was banned from 1934 to 1966.]
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.
A new, fully restored version premiered at the Cambridge Film Festival in July 2003. This version features a restored soundtrack, with Lang's originally intended long periods of silence, and the properly restored frame size. The film was previously altered with ambient noise on the soundtrack, and the frame drastically cropped around all four edges.
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