A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who is the murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork 'M', Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller. The Criterion Collection is proud to present a new restoration of this landmark film.

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M (1931)

Unrated

Mystery/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 57m · 8/31/1931

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IT STAGGERS THE SENSES!...SHOCKS the Imagination - It will leave you Gasping - It is the Sensation of 3 Continents!

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A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who is the murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork 'M', Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller. The Criterion Collection is proud to present a new restoration of this landmark film.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Country

Germany

Production Company

Nero-Film AG

Revenue

$35,566
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Cast
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Peter Lorre

Hans Beckert
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Ellen Widmann

Frau Beckmann
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Inge Landgut

Elsie Beckmann
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Max Sablotzki

Man (uncredited)
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Alexander Sascha

Xxx (uncredited)
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Agnes Schulz-Lichterfeld

(uncredited)
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Otto Wernicke

Inspector Karl Lohmann
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Theodor Loos

Inspector Groeber
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Gustaf Gründgens

Schränker
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Friedrich Gnaß

Franz
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Fritz Odemar

The Cheater
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Paul Kemp

Pickpocket with Six Watches
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Theo Lingen

Bauernfänger
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Rudolf Blümner

Beckert's Defender
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Georg John

Blind Panhandler
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Franz Stein

Minister
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Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur

Police Chief
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Gerhard Bienert

Criminal Secretary
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Karl Platen

Damowitz
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Rosa Valetti

Bartender
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Hertha von Walther

Prostitute
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Lucie Rhoden

Sekretärin im Polizeiarchiv
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Joseph Almas

Xxx (uncredited)
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Leonard Steckel

Man (uncredited)
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Karl-Heinz Stroux

Xxx (uncredited)
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Wolf Trutz

(uncredited)
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Otto Waldis

(uncredited)
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Borwin Walth

(uncredited)
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Rolf Wanka

Man (uncredited)
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Ernst Wulf

Xxx (uncredited)
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Bruno Ziener

(uncredited)
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Carl Balhaus

Leeser - the man who marks Hans Beckert (uncredited)
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Hans Behal

Xxx (uncredited)
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Behal Carrell

(uncredited)
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Josef Dahmen

(uncredited)
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Hugo Döblin

Xxx (uncredited)
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J.A. Eckhoff

(uncredited)
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Else Ehser

Woman (uncredited)
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Karl Elzer

(uncredited)
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Erwin Faber

Xxx (uncredited)
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Ilse Fürstenberg

(uncredited)
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Anna Goltz

Woman (uncredited)
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Heinrich Gotho

(uncredited)
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Heinrich Gretler

Man (uncredited)
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Günther Hadank

(uncredited)
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Robert Hartberg

Xxx (uncredited)
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Ernst Paul Hempel

Xxx (uncredited)
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Oskar Höcker

Xxx (uncredited)
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Albert Hörrmann

(uncredited)
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Ellen Isenta

Woman (uncredited)
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Karl Junge-Swinburne

Man (uncredited)
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Albert Karchow

(uncredited)
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Werner Kepich

(uncredited)
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Hermann Krehan

(uncredited)
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Kurth Leeser

(uncredited)
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Rose Lichtenstein

(uncredited)
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Lotte Loebinger

Woman (uncredited)
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Sigurd Lohde

(uncredited)
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Alfred Loretto

Man (uncredited)
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Hanna Maron

Girl in Circle at the Beginning (uncredited)
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Max Maschek

Xxx (uncredited)
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Paul Mederow

(uncredited)
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Margarete Melzer

(uncredited)
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Trude Moos

(uncredited)
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Hadrian Maria Netto

(uncredited)
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Günter Neumann

Man (uncredited)
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Neumann-Schüler

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Katharina Nied

Woman (uncredited)
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Maya Norden

(uncredited)
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Fred Nurney

Man (uncredited)
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Edgar Pauly

Man (uncredited)
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Klaus Pohl

Witness / One-Eyed Man (uncredited)
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Franz Poland

(uncredited)
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Eduard Rebane

Man (uncredited)
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Paul Rehkopf

(uncredited)
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Bertold Reissig

Man (uncredited)
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Ernst Rhaden

Man (uncredited)
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Hans Ritter

(uncredited)
Crew
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Fritz Lang

Director
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Thea von Harbou

Writer
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Fritz Lang

Writer
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Egon Jacobson

Writer
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(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/11/2010

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(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/14/2015

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M

(DVD)

7/9/2015

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M

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/7/2004

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(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/20/1998

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