M (1931 film)
|Directed by||Fritz Lang|
|Produced by||Seymour Nebenzal|
|Written by||Fritz Lang|
Thea von Harbou
|Based on||A newspaper article about serial killer Peter Kuerten|
by Egon Jacobson
|Music by||Edvard Grieg|
|Cinematography||Fritz Arno Wagner|
|Edited by||Paul Falkenberg|
|Distributed by||Vereinigte Star-Film GmbH|
|Country||Weimar Republic of Germany|
M (German: M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder— M – A City Searches for a Murderer) is a 1931 German drama-thriller film. It was directed by Fritz Lang, and it starred Peter Lorre. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. It was the director's first sound film.
The film focuses on the actions of a serial killer of children and the manhun for him. The police and the criminal underworld do the manhunt. Now considered a classic, the film was deemed by Lang to be his magnum opus.
Release[change | change source]
The film later was released in the U.S. in April 1933 by Foremco Pictures.
References[change | change source]
- "M (A)". British Board of Film Classification. 24 May 1932. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A Brief History of Child Murder in Cinema". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Monsters of Weimar p. 296
- Monsters of Weimar pp. 296-298
- Reader Archive-Extract: 1997/970808/M[permanent dead link]
- Kauffman, Stanley. "The Mark of M". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
- Jensen. pp. 93.
- "The Daesseldorf Murders". New York Times. April 3, 1933. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
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