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Author: Rosa ValettiFritz OdemarFriedrich GnassGustaf GründgensTheodor LoosAll authors
Publisher: [Chicago : Home Vision Cinema] ; Distributed by the Criterion Collection, ©2004.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 30.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : German : Special ed
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"A City in Search of a Murderer". Based on the actual case from Dusseldorf in 1929, a sadistic murderer kills little girls. The police try in vain to catch him, but in the end he is trapped by the denizens of the underworld and condemned to death by their leader. The police arrive in time to prevent his execution.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rosa Valetti; Fritz Odemar; Friedrich Gnass; Gustaf Gründgens; Theodor Loos; Otto Wernicke; Inge Landgut; Ellen Widmann; Peter Lorre; Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Seymour Nebenzal; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029097 9780780029095
OCLC Number: 613116565
Language Note: In German with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Accompanied by: Program notes in English by Stanley Kauffmann, Fritz Lang and Gero Gandert ([29] p. : ill.).
"A Janus Films release."
Special features includes: Disc 1: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by Eric Rentschler and Anton Kaes; Disc 2: "Conversation with Fritz Lang", an interview film by William Friedkin; Claude Chabrol's "M le Maudit", a short film inspired by M plus as interview with Chabrol by Pierre-Henru Gibert about Lang's filmmaking techniques; classroom tapes of M editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history; interview with Harold Nebenzal; a physical history of M; stills gallery, with behind-the-scenes photos, and production sketches by Emil Hasler.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
Credits: Credits: Photography, Fritz Arno Wagner ; sets, Emil Hasler, Karl Vollbrecht ; sound, Adolf Jansen ; editing, Paul Falkenberg.
Cast: Cast: Peter Lorre ; Ellen Widmann ; Inge Landgut ; Otto Wernicke ; Theodor Loos ; Gustaf Gründgens ; Friedrich Gnass ; Fritz Odemar ; Rosa Valetti.
Description: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., b&w, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono (aspect ratio 1.19:1).
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 30.
Responsibility: producer, Seymour Nebenzal ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang ; directed by Fritz Lang.

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"A City in Search of a Murderer". Based on the actual case from Dusseldorf in 1929, a sadistic murderer kills little girls. The police try in vain to catch him, but in the end he is trapped by the denizens of the underworld and condemned to death by their leader. The police arrive in time to prevent his execution.

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