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Director:
Writers:
Leo Katcher (scenario revisions)
Norman Reilly Raine (scenario revisions)
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Release Date:
March 1951 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent remake of 1931 M. See more (14 total) »

Cast

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David Wayne ... Martin W. Harrow
Howard Da Silva ... Inspector Carney

Martin Gabel ... Charlie Marshall, crime boss

Luther Adler ... Dan Langley
Steve Brodie ... Lt. Becker

Raymond Burr ... Pottsy
Glenn Anders ... Riggert

Norman Lloyd ... 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
Robin Fletcher ... Elsie Coster
Karen Morley ... Mrs. Coster

Jim Backus ... The Mayor
Jorja Curtright ... Mrs. Stewart
Frances Karath
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Sam (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Police Station Witness (uncredited)

Ewing Miles Brown ... (uncredited)
Lonnie Burr ... Child Victim (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Harrow's Landlady (uncredited)

Alvin Hammer ... Father (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... (uncredited)

Sherry Jackson ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Woman in Mob (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ... Hood (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Harry Greer - Bistro Patron (uncredited)
Muriel Maddox ... Extra (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Man in Mob (uncredited)
William Newell ... Detective Questioning Blonde About License Plate (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Man in Mob (uncredited)
Stanley Prager ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Man in Mob (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Rorschach Test Subject (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Cop (uncredited)
Peter Virgo ... Harry Dennis, Jaywalker (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Detective (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Policeman Ticketing Jaywalker (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Onlooker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph Losey 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leo Katcher  scenario revisions
Fritz Lang  scenario (uncredited)
Norman Reilly Raine  scenario revisions
Waldo Salt  additional dialogue
Thea von Harbou  scenario (uncredited)

Produced by
Harold Nebenzal .... associate producer
Seymour Nebenzal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Michelet 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Mann 
 
Art Direction by
Martin Obzina 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward R. Robinson  (as Ray Robinson)
 
Makeup Department
Ted Larsen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ben Hersh .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Aldrich .... assistant director
Jack R. Berne .... second second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leon Becker .... sound
Mac Dalgleish .... sound re-recordist
 
Music Department
Bert Shefter .... musical director
 
Other crew
John Hubley .... production layout
Robert H. Justman .... production assistant
Don Weis .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
Germany:86 min (Berlin Film Festival) | USA:88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Referenced in The Player (1992)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent remake of 1931 M., 18 July 2006
Author: barry-mel45 (barry.mel45@verizon.net) from United States

Saw this movie last night for the 1st time. I was impressed with whole remake of the original except the VHS video picture quality was quite poor!! I hope they hurry up and get this in a DVD format with clearer, sharper images!! The acting of David Wayne as the "baby killer" was great as was Howard DeSilva's "chainsmoking" police investigator and Martin Gabel's crime boss, and look closely for Raymond Burr's tough talking "goon" who is following orders from the crime boss. Really great overall performances from all involved also including Steve Brody, John Miljan (as blind man....where are all the women in this picture except the children!! No leading actress was featured. Photography on location with excellent use of the moving camera was really eye-filling!!! The fat, laughing lady and those floating balloons were part of the tension and irony. Great movie!!

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