- 1 hr 51 min
"M" (1931) is a classic German thriller directed by Fritz Lang. It was his first movie to use sound. It tells of a serial killer who preys on children. He lures them to him by acting harmless and friendly. His depredations are so vile that even other criminals are appalled -- especially since the increased police activity makes things difficult for them. Both the police and the criminals begin separate manhunts for the killer. Peter Lorre played the murderer in his first major role. As a result he was often typecast as a villain.