Basic facts

Original title M
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1931-08-31

Cast

Peter Lorre
Hans Beckert, barnamördaren

Otto Wernicke
Karl Lohmann, kriminalkommissarie vid mordkommissionen

Gustaf Gründgens
gangsterchefen ("Schränker")

Ellen Widmann
fru Beckmann

Inge Landgut
Elsie Beckmann, hennes dotter

Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur
polischefen

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Titles

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Crew

Director
Screenplay
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Unit Publicist
Still Photographer
Assistant Cameraman
Set Decorator
Sound Editor

Cast

Peter Lorre Hans Beckert, barnamördaren
Otto Wernicke Karl Lohmann, kriminalkommissarie vid mordkommissionen
Gustaf Gründgens gangsterchefen ("Schränker")
Ellen Widmann fru Beckmann
Inge Landgut Elsie Beckmann, hennes dotter
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur polischefen
Franz Stein ministern
Theodor Loos kriminalkommissarie Groeber
Fritz Gnass Franz, inbrottstjuven
Fritz Odemar falskspelaren
Paul Kemp ficktjuven
Theo Lingen bondfångaren
Georg John Heinrich, den blinde ballongförsäljaren
Karl Platen nattvakten i kontorshuset
Gerhard Bienert Lohmanns assistent
Rosa Valetti värdinnan i baren på Krokodilklubben
Hertha von Walther prostituerad
Rudolf Blümner Hans Beckerts "försvarsadvokat"
Hadrian Maria Netto poliskaptenen
Paul Mederow allmänne åklagaren
Klaus Pohl ett vittne i polisdistriktet
Heinrich Gotho den lille mannen med glasögon som talar om för en liten flicka vad klockan är
Dr. Frey en tjuv (Doktor Dr. Frey var en känd Berlinadvokat 1931)
Josef Almas
Carl Ballhaus
Hans Behal
Josef Dahmen
Hugo Döblin
Julius A. Eckhoff
Else Ehser
Karl Elzer
Erwin Faber
Ilse Fürstenberg
Anna Goltz
Heinrich Gretler
Günther Hadank
Robert Hartberg
Ernst Paul Hempel
Oskar Höcker
Albert Hörrmann
Ellen Isenta
Albert Karchow
Werner Kepich
Hermann Krehan
Rose Liechtenstein
Lotte Loebinger
Sigurd Lohde
Alfred Loretto
Margarete Melzer
Hanna Maierzah en flicka i ringen i filmens inledning
Trude Moos
Maja Norden
Edgar Pauly
Franz Polland
Paul Rehkopf
Hans Ritter
Max Sablotzki
Alexander Sascha
Agnes Schulz-Lichterfeld
Leonard Steckel
Karl-Heinz Stroux
Karl Swinburne
Wolf Trutz
Otto Waldis
Borwin Walth
Rolf Wanka
Ernst Wulf
Bruno Ziener

Companies

Production Company Nero-Film AG
Vereinigte Star-Film GmbH
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Svensk Filmindustri 1931
AB Fribergs Filmbyrå 1931
AB Terrafilm 1945
AB Fox Film 1960

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 95507
Date 1960-02-19
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2695 meters


Censorship number 68185
Date 1945-01-30
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2210 meters
Notes (Engelskspråkig version med titeln "M the Killer")


Censorship number 46497
Date 1931-07-29
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2295 meters
Censored length 2280 meters


Censorship number 46497
Classification Banned
Original length 3060 meters


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound system Optical mono
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 3208 meter
Length in minutes 117 min


Original work

Author Egon Jacobsen


Production location

Germany 1930-12-18 1931-02-16
Deutsches Lichtspiel-Syndikat AG (D.L.S.-Ateliers) Staaken, Berlin Germany (ateljé)
Berlin Germany (exteriörer)

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1931-08-31 Skandia Stockholm Sweden 83 min
Other showing 1960-08-05 Park Stockholm Sweden 99 min (nypremiär)
First showing 1931-05-11 Ufa-Palast am Zoo Berlin Germany 117 min
TV showing 1970-02-18 TV1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Dandse hos Dovregubben
Composer Edvard Grieg
Performed by Fritz Lang (dubbar Peter Lorres vissling)


Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2695


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2872


Element type Duplicate negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2885


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2885


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Final mix
Gauge 17.5 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Less than 850 x 400


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Less than 850 x 400


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Language Svenska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


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