M is a 1931 German drama-thriller directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was Lang's first sound film, although he had directed more than a dozen films previously.
The film has become a classic which Lang himself considered his finest work.
A group of ren are playing an elimination game in the courtyard of an apartment building in Berlin using a chant about a murderer. A woman (Ellen Widmann) sets the table for dinner, waiting for her daughter to come home from school. A wanted poster in the street describes a serial killer preying on ren, as anxious parents wait outside a school. Little Elsie Beckmann (Inge Landgut) leaves school, bouncing a ball on her way home. She is approached by Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), who is whistling "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. He offers to buy her a balloon from a blind man. He walks and talks with her. Elsie's place at the dinner table remains empty, her ball is shown rolling away across a patch of grass, and her balloon is lost in the telephone lines overhead.
In the wake of Elsie's death, Beckert sends an angry letter about his crimes to the newspapers, giving the police new clues using the new state of the art techniques of fingerprinting and handwriting analysis. Under increasing pressure from city leaders, the police work around the clock, harrying the criminal underworld without obtaining any solid leads. Inspector Karl Lohmann (Otto Wernicke),... read more
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Robert Ginty as John Eastland
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