M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931)

8.3 133,723
Not Rated
1h 39min
Crime Mystery Thriller

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931)

8.3 133,723
Not Rated
1h 39min
Crime Mystery Thriller

Stars: Peter Lorre Ellen Widmann Inge Landgut

Writers: Thea von Harbou

Director: Fritz Lang

StoryLine

In Germany, Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls. He whistles Edvard Grieg's 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', from the 'Peer Gynt' Suite I Op. 46 while attracting the little girls for death. The police force pressed by the Minister give its best effort trying unsuccessfully to arrest the serial killer. The organized crime has great losses due to the intense search and siege of the police and decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association. They catch Hans and briefly judge him.

Cast

Writers: Thea von Harbou

Director: Fritz Lang

Actors

  • Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Hans Beckert
  • Ellen Widmann

    Frau Beckmann
  • Inge Landgut

    Inge Landgut

    Elsie Beckmann
  • Otto Wernicke

    Otto Wernicke

    Inspector Karl Lohmann
  • Theodor Loos

    Theodor Loos

    Inspector Groeber
  • Gustaf Gründgens

    Gustaf Gründgens

    Schränker
  • Friedrich Gnaß

    Franz
  • Fritz Odemar

    Fritz Odemar

    The Cheater
  • Paul Kemp

    Paul Kemp

    Pickpocket with Six Watches
  • Theo Lingen

    Theo Lingen

    Bauernfänger
  • Rudolf Blümner

    Beckert's Defender
  • Georg John

    Georg John

    Blind Panhandler
  • Franz Stein

    Minister
  • Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

    Police Chief
  • Gerhard Bienert

    Gerhard Bienert

    Criminal Secretary

Details

Genres
Crime Mystery Thriller
Country
Germany
Languages
German
Filming Locations
Staaken, Spandau, Berlin, Germany
Also Known As
M
Gross
$35,566
Sound Mix
Mono
Color
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Production Company
Nero-Film AG
Taglines
SHOCKS the Imagination - It will leave you Gasping - It is the Sensation of 3 Continents!
Plot Keywords
psychopath
child murder investigation
serial child killer
big city life
beggar