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Hans Beckert (Character)
from M (1931)

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M -- Classic finds an elusive child killer who forces the police to crack down on all criminals, which makes the crime bosses want him out of commission too. When they finally capture him, they put him on trial, making the police have to save him.

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(Spoiler)When Beckert finally realizes he is being followed... See more »
Alternate Names:
Martin W. Harrow / Mrder aus "M"


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  1. M. le maudit (1982) (TV) Played by Maurice Risch
    ... aka "M the Damned" - USA (literal English title)

  2. M (1951) Played by David Wayne (as Martin W. Harrow)

  3. M (1931) Played by Peter Lorre
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  1. Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) (TV) Played by Peter Lorre
    ... aka "Fritz Lang, le cercle du destin - Les films allemands" - France (original title)
  2. Heroes of Horror (2001) (TV) Played by Peter Lorre
  3. The Eternal Jew (1940) Played by Peter Lorre
    ... aka "Der ewige Jude" - Germany (original title)

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From M (1931)
Hans Beckert: I can't help what I do! I can't help it, I can't...
Criminal: The old story! We never can help it in court!
Hans Beckert: What do you know about it? Who are you anyway? Who are you? Criminals? Are you proud of yourselves? Proud of breaking safes or cheating at cards? Things you could just as well keep your fingers off. You wouldn't need to do all that if you'd learn a proper trade or if you'd work. If you weren't a bunch of lazy bastards. But I... I can't help myself! I have no control over this, this evil thing inside of me, the fire, the voices, the torment!
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