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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Howard Da Silva ...
Inspector Carney
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Charlie Marshall, crime boss
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Dan Langley
Steve Brodie ...
Lt. Becker
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Pottsy
Glenn Anders ...
Riggert
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Sutro
Walter Burke ...
MacMahan
John Miljan ...
Blind Baloon Vendor
Roy Engel ...
Police Chief Regan
Janine Perreau ...
The Last Little Girl
Leonard Bremen ...
Lemke, thug left behind in Bradbury Bldg. (as Lennie Bremen)
Benny Burt ...
Jansen, drunk thug outside Bradbury Bldg.
Bernard Szold ...
Bradbury Bldg. Watchman
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Remake of the 1931 original. Someone is murdering children in a German city. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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March 1951 (USA)  »

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M le maudit  »

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Remake of the 1931 German film "M" directed by Fritz Lang. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Becker: I just washed out the last bum we picked up.
Inspector Carney: Maybe we should widen the field.
Lt. Becker: Bums don't sue for false arrest.
Inspector Carney: We keep on picking up bums and the guy we're looking for could be a professor, a storekeeper, maybe even a cop. We look for him in honky tonks and he might be on a golf course.
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References The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

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Abysmal
18 November 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It would be hard for any remake to live up to Fritz Lang's original, but the Joseph Losey version of "M" deserves its terrible reputation. It's hard to imagine any little girl being stupid enough to befriend David Wayne's lurching gargoyle of a child-murderer, and the sequences depicting the police and underworld's parallel search for the killer are reminiscent of a very uninspired Ed Wood.


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