M (1931) Poster



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Version of 

M. le maudit (1982) (TV Short)

Remade as 

M (1951)
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (2018) (TV Mini-Series)

Edited into 

Juden ohne Maske (1937) (Short)


Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Otto Wernicke as Kriminalkomissar Lohmann appears in both.


Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
When pursuing the lead of the 'Confiserie' wrapper, a detective visits a sweet shop which has many cutout figures of Mickey Mouse/ Steamboat Willie on display.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
We see a poster of this film on a wall in M.

Referenced in 

Fury (1936)
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)
Chick Davis says if he was casting a horror picture he'd cast Mr. Moto as the murderer. Peter Lorre's break through role was as the child murderer in M. Mr. Moto is played by Peter Lorre.
Citizen Kane (1941)
It is referenced.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
In the cellar scene, Jonathan's shadow looms on the wall over Dr. Einstein (Peter Lorre), reflecting the beginning of "M" when the shadow of Hans Beckert (Lorre) looms over a little girl
Copacabana (1947)
Groucho drops to his knees pleading his innocence, is interrupted, then says, "in a minute I might have been another Peter Lorre."
The Third Man (1949)
The balloon seller is identical to the one in M
The Ladykillers (1955)
Alex Guinesses introduction (shadow on notes outside store) is identical to Peter Lorre's introduction in M.
Peeping Tom (1960)
Contempt (1963)
Fritz Lang mentions this film.
A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Nick imitates Peter Lorre's performance
Zum Beispiel: Fritz Lang (1968) (Short)
mentioned a few times
Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)
Fritz Lang mentions the film
Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977)
The scene when the murder is judged
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
klansmen being exposed at seminole meeting reminiscent of Beckert (Lorre)'s basement "trial"
Brazil (1985)
Müllers Büro (1986)
They are discussing, which movie the dying prostitute thought of.
City in Panic (1986)
Cop mentions character carving the letter M on victim's bodies is referring to this movie
Cherry 2000 (1987)
Rorret (1988)
Dracula's Widow (1988)
Waxwork of child murderer offering a ballon to a young girl is taken directly from the Peter Lorre film.
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
VHS is visible lying on the ground
Home Alone (1990)
The heated door knob leaves an "M" on the burglar's hand.
Kafka (1991)
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Atmosphere heavily influenced by Fritz Lang film.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
The M on Harry's hand (which was inflicted on him in one of the traps from the first movie) is a reference to this film.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1992 (1993) (TV Episode)
In the discussion of "Shadows and Fog" (1992), Roger Ebert wonders why one wouldn't just rent this movie.
Nattevagten (1994)
Inspector Wörmer is revealed to Kalinka as the murdere, when he whistles the song playing on the stereo in Joyce's appartment .
Enjeru dasuto (1994)
Ransom (1996)
When Sean Mullen is abducted, his science project, which incorporates a balloon, floats away. This is an apparent reference to Fritz Lang's M, in which the first child's murder is marked by her balloon floating away.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh, hi, Peter Lorre as 'M.'"
Dark City (1998)
Get Bruce (1999)
mentioned by Robin Williams
Kill by Inches (1999)
Pays homage to M (1931), with the main character also a murderer, physically resembling M's Peter Lorre.
The Pledge (2001)
Metropolis (2001)
Der Fall Metropolis (2003) (Video)
movie poster shown
Good Eats: Q (2003) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Garotas do ABC (2003)
Character is marked with an "M" on his back, exactly like in Fritz Lang's film "M".
Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois (2004)
production / publicity still of Peter Lorre in the film
Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004)
Mentioned in interview.
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by one of the characters and is visible on a wall
Lady Vengeance (2005)
the mock trial and fate of mr. baek recalls the finale from M by Fritz Lang
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Use of whistling to identify the killer.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The woman screaming "elsie" out of the upstairs window is a lift from the beginning of "M"
King Kong (2005)
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Movie still shown.
Children of Wax (2007)
child murderer in Berlin is identified by the song he sings, the involvement of the underworld, the "trial" of the serial killer
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007) (Video)
Cassie is writing an essay about German Expressionism and mentions Fritz Lang and "M", which we can see on her monitor.
Free Rainer (2007)
Mentioned in the TV ratings table printed in the newspaper
Embrace (2007) (Short)
Poster shown in flat
A 15ª Pedra (2007)
A scene is extensively discussed in the film.
Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008)
Wim Wenders picks this movie and talks in length about it
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) (Video)
One of the vampires whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" while stalking prey.
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Fame (2009)
poster seen
Stolen (2009)
The balloon caught in the tree was an homage by the writer to the baloon caught in the wires in M. A film also about child abduction and murder.
Cyrus (2010)
The director insists some ideas come from this film.
Hanna (2011)
Villain whistles while hunting for Hanna, a child. Later, "In the Hall of the Mountain King", the song whistled in "M' is played whilst the villain enters the Grimm house.
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
Scary or Die (2012)
Referenced in the child abduction story
Supernatural: Blood Brother (2012) (TV Episode)
The tune Benny whistles is the same eerie tune the murderer (Peter Lorre) whistles when stalking his victims.
CBGB (2013)
Poster seen in basement
The Performance (2013) (Short)
At the end of the film, the Boy whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as he walks away.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
mentioned by Alan
Frankenstein (2015)
Shot of Monster from behind, revealing a letter 'M' torn into the rear upper left of his coat. This is closely reminiscent of the chalk 'M' marked onto fugitive murderer Hans Beckert's coat in Fritz Lang's film.
Love (2015)
Poster seen in Murphy's room
Paper Towns (2015)
Margo leave the letter M for the guilty people like the murderer have a M on his back of his coat
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Beast with Five Fingers (2015) (TV Episode)
another famous Peter Lorre movie
Corner and the Cutman (2015) (Short)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets honorable mention
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.79 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Films with Short Titles" category
Threshold (2017) (Short)
The mirror scene is an homage to a scene in this earlier movie.
Le problème d'infiltration (2017)
Robert Morin inspiration

Featured in 

Encounter with Fritz Lang (1964) (Short)
clip shown
Trailer: Episode dated 20 September 1986 (1986) (TV Episode)
Movie was presented.
Die UFA (1992)
Photo of film is shown on a magazine cover.
The X-Files: 3 (1994) (TV Episode)
The movie shown at Club Tepes.
Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
The main character watches this film on her TV
2 Days in Paris (2007)
Jack watches this film on his laptop and later mentions it.
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
From Caligari to Libeskind (2009) (Video)
Clips shown
Hanging Perverts (2010)
Clip from trailer.
German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Ascension: Chapter One (2014) (TV Episode)
Gault watches a pivotal scene from this movie.
Fritz Lang (2016)
Fritz Lang imagines scenes from the film

Spoofed in 

Dead End (1985)
Peter Lorre look-alike with M on back of shirt
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003)
Parody movie poster shown in the film of "M2."
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("uM")

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