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M 1931 PG

99 mins Germany Director. Fritz Lang

Peter Lorre’s first major screen role was also his greatest, as the compulsive child murderer on the run from both a desperate, frustrated police force and Berlin’s far more ruthless criminal underworld. Made two years before Hitler came to power, Fritz Lang’s first sound film is a great psychological thriller, a trenchant treatise on crime and justice, and a vivid portrait of the rapidly disintegrating Weimar Republic.

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Directed by

Fritz Lang

Featuring

Peter Lorre

Ellen Widmann

Inge Landgut

Genres

Crime

Collection

Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll

Certificate

PG

Released

1931

Country

Germany

Language

English

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