This month, you can watch Fritz Lang’s great movie about murder, madness and responsibility on TCM. Peter Lorre gives one of the greatest performances in movie history as the compulsive killer of children.
This movie is the first police procedural as it details all the different ways that the police use to try and catch a serial killer. As a police official points out, this is the most difficult crime to solve since the killer acts purely on impulse, taking advantage of circumstances to fulfill his mad obsession to kill.
If you have never seen it, I can guarantee that you will never forget it.