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  •  i'll check that out (3+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, Dumbo, TheMagicJew

    even though i hate being creeped out

    i'm too intrigued

    •  Fritz Lang is VERY old film. 1920s, iirc. (1+ / 0-)
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      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 05:33:23 PM PST

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      •  M is a talkie. (3+ / 0-)
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        Originally in German M(1931), later redubbed in English.  

        I can't find the English version on Youtube, but there are a few different complete versions (some in very high quality) of the German version of M.  

        If you have the patience to watch the subtitled version, you should.  Otherwise, wait for it to show up again on Turner Classic Movies.  It's a real film classic.

        A lot of the people who worked on this film, Lorre and Fritz Lang among them, had to hurry to get out of Germany a couple of years later when Hitler took over.  

        Peter Lorre used to tell the story (probably a lie, but it's a VERY cool lie) that he got a fan letter from Adolf Hitler telling him how much he, Hitler, admired his (Lorre's) acting in M and he wanted Peter Lorre (Lorre was Jewish, so this is unlikely) to come back to Germany and work in the glorious new Nazi film industry.  

        Peter Lorre claimed that he wrote back to Hitler that he was charmed to hear from a fan, but, alas, he did not think there was enough room in Germany for two such mass murderers as them.

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