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The great Lang dissection of criminal deviance, following the tortured last days of a child murderer, and the efforts of both the police and the underground to bring him to justice. Poetic, compassionate, and chilling. Inspired by real-life serial killer Peter Kurten, known as "Vampire of Dusseldorf," Lang also borrowed story elements from Jack the Ripper's killing spree. Lorre's screen debut. Lang's personal favorite among his own films. In German with English subtitles. Remade in 1951.

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Available on Running time 111 minutes. Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Crime Drama, Serial Killers, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cast
Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Gustav Grundgens, Otto Wernicke, Ernest Stahl-Nachbaur, Franz Stein, Theodore Loos, Fritz Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Georg John, Karl Platen, Rosa Valetti, Hertha von Walther, Rudolf Blumner
Cinematography
Fritz Arno Wagner, Gustav Rathje
Director
Fritz Lang
Music
Edvard Grieg
Producer
Nero

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