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Movie-A-Day #339: M (1931).

December 5, 2011

Director Fritz Lang was born on this day in 1890. While his “Metropolis” was a cinematic landmark, the tense and powerful “M” is just as much a masterpiece. This German-made story of a pedophile who is hunted down by members of the underworld not only propelled Lang to a career in Hollywood (which included classics like “Scarlet Street” and “The Big Heat”), but it also did the same for its star, Peter Lorre.

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