Everyone remembers Fritz Lang’s 1931 masterpiece M—the story of a Berlin child-killer pursued by the police but brought down by the mob—but few have seen Joseph Losey’s 1951 remake, set amidst the vanished streets of Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles.
This weekend, as part of the American Cinematheque series Noir City—Hollywood (now in its 22nd year), Losey’s M will screen in a triple bill, after Lang’s original and before the brilliant 1953 Argentine version EL VAMPIRO NEGRO / THE BLACK VAMPIRE (directed by Román Viñoly, and presented in a new DCP restoration).
Saturday, March 7, at 5 pm.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Joseph Losey, M (1951), from top: David Wayne; M scene; Wayne; M, European poster; Wayne; Raymond Burr (standing left) and Luther Adler (standing right, gesturing at Wayne), Images courtesy and © the filmmakers and actors estates, Superior Pictures, and Columbia Pictures.