Otto Wernicke as Kriminalkomissar Lohmann appears in both.
We see a poster of this film on a wall in M.
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.
At the end of the film, the Boy whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as he walks away.
mentioned by Alan
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
movie poster shown
A scene is extensively discussed in the film.
Referenced by name
Wim Wenders picks this movie and talks in length about it
Poster shown in flat
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.
One of the vampires whistles "In the Hall of the Mountain King" while stalking prey.
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.
Cassie is writing an essay about German Expressionism and mentions Fritz Lang and "M", which we can see on her monitor.
Movie still shown.
In the discussion of "Shadows and Fog" (1992), Roger Ebert wonders why one wouldn't just rent this movie.
Mentioned in the TV ratings table printed in the newspaper
Crow: "Oh, hi, Peter Lorre as 'M.'"
child murderer in Berlin is identified by the song he sings, the involvement of the underworld, the "trial" of the serial killer
the mock trial and fate of mr. baek recalls the finale from M by Fritz Lang
Mentioned by one of the characters and is visible on a wall
production / publicity still of Peter Lorre in the film
Use of whistling to identify the killer.
Seen advertised on a billboard.
The woman screaming "elsie" out of the upstairs window is a lift from the beginning of "M"
Character is marked with an "M" on his back, exactly like in Fritz Lang's film "M".
Cop mentions character carving the letter M on victim's bodies is referring to this movie
mentioned a few times
Pays homage to M (1931), with the main character also a murderer, physically resembling M's Peter Lorre.
mentioned by Robin Williams
Waxwork of child murderer offering a ballon to a young girl is taken directly from the Peter Lorre film.
They are discussing, which movie the dying prostitute thought of.
klansmen being exposed at seminole meeting reminiscent of Beckert (Lorre)'s basement "trial"
The scene when the murder is judged
Nick imitates Peter Lorre's performance
Fritz Lang mentions this film.
Alex Guinesses introduction (shadow on notes outside store) is identical to Peter Lorre's introduction in M.
The balloon seller is identical to the one in M
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
Footage of this movie is shown.
Clip from trailer.
Jack watches this film on his laptop and later mentions it.
The movie shown at Club Tepes.
The main character watches this film on her TV
Photo of film is shown on a magazine cover.
Featured in the Volker Schlöndorff segment.
Parody movie poster shown in the film of "M2."
Peter Lorre look-alike with M on back of shirt