A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
12/5/1890 Fritz Lang is born
December 5, 1890. Fritz Lang was born on this date in Vienna. He was a great film director. His classic M, made in Germany and starring Peter Lorre as a serial child murderer, was one of the first film noir movies. His other classics include Metropolis, The Big Heat, and The Testament pf Dr. Mabuse. The last of these was banned in Nazi Germany, after which he got the hell out.