Peter Lorre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Lorre (26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austrian-American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. He caused an international sensation in 1931 with his portrayal of a serial killer who preys on little girls in the German film M. Later he became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries, notably alongside Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, and as the star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Lorre, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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M (1931)

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Ellen Widmann  •  Inge Landgut  •  Otto Wernicke

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Ellen Widmann  •  Inge Landgut  •  Otto Wernicke

Casino Royale (1954)

American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William H. Brown Jr.
CAST:  Barry Nelson  •  Peter Lorre  •  Linda Christian  •  Michael Pate

American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William H. Brown Jr.
CAST:  Barry Nelson  •  Peter Lorre  •  Linda Christian  •  Michael Pate

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

SuspensefulClassicMysteriousHeist

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

OriginalBeautifulEnjoyableAdventurous

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

EpicFast pacedFunnyBrilliant

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Raymond Massey  •  Jack Carson

Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Raymond Massey  •  Jack Carson

Beat the Devil (1953)

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley

Black Angel (1946)

A falsely convicted man's wife, Catherine (Vincent), and an alcoholic composer and pianist, Martin (Duryea) team up in an attempt to clear her husband of the murder of a blonde singer, who is Martin's wife. Their investigation leads them to confrontations with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Dan Duryea  •  June Vincent  •  Peter Lorre  •  Broderick Crawford

A falsely convicted man's wife, Catherine (Vincent), and an alcoholic composer and pianist, Martin (Duryea) team up in an attempt to clear her husband of the murder of a blonde singer, who is Martin's wife. Their investigation leads them to confrontations with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy William Neill
CAST:  Dan Duryea  •  June Vincent  •  Peter Lorre  •  Broderick Crawford

Casablanca (1942)

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Paul Henreid  •  Claude Rains

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Paul Henreid  •  Claude Rains

Invisible Agent (1942)

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Ilona Massey  •  Jon Hall  •  Peter Lorre  •  Cedric Hardwicke

The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Ilona Massey  •  Jon Hall  •  Peter Lorre  •  Cedric Hardwicke

Mad Love (1935)

An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her wounded pianist husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer--hands which still have the urge to throw knives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Freund
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Frances Drake  •  Colin Clive  •  Ted Healy

An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her wounded pianist husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer--hands which still have the urge to throw knives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Freund
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Frances Drake  •  Colin Clive  •  Ted Healy

My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney Jr.

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Newspaper reporter Michael Ward plunges into a nightmare of guilt, fearing that his "evidence" has sentenced the wrong man to death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Ingster
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  John McGuire  •  Margaret Tallichet  •  Charles Waldron

Newspaper reporter Michael Ward plunges into a nightmare of guilt, fearing that his "evidence" has sentenced the wrong man to death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Ingster
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  John McGuire  •  Margaret Tallichet  •  Charles Waldron

The Beast with Five Fingers (1947)

Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where murder has taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  Robert Alda  •  Andrea King  •  Peter Lorre  •  Victor Francen

Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where murder has taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  Robert Alda  •  Andrea King  •  Peter Lorre  •  Victor Francen

The Chase (1946)

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Ripley
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Michèle Morgan  •  Steve Cochran  •  Lloyd Corrigan

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Ripley
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Michèle Morgan  •  Steve Cochran  •  Lloyd Corrigan

The Eternal Jew (1940)

Third Reich documentary about the Jews intent on world domination and their role in cultural decay. Street scenes are shown, along with clips from Jewish cinema of the day and photos of Jewish celebrities, while the narrator explains the Jewish problem. The climax ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Hippler
CAST:  Harry Giese  •  Mona Maris  •  Curt Bois  •  Fritz Kortner

Third Reich documentary about the Jews intent on world domination and their role in cultural decay. Street scenes are shown, along with clips from Jewish cinema of the day and photos of Jewish celebrities, while the narrator explains the Jewish problem. The climax ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Hippler
CAST:  Harry Giese  •  Mona Maris  •  Curt Bois  •  Fritz Kortner

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Peter Lorre  •  Pierre Fresnay  •  Hugh Wakefield

While vacationing in St. Moritz, a British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Peter Lorre  •  Pierre Fresnay  •  Hugh Wakefield

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Sydney Greenstreet  •  Zachary Scott  •  Faye Emerson  •  Peter Lorre

A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Sydney Greenstreet  •  Zachary Scott  •  Faye Emerson  •  Peter Lorre

The Sad Sack (1957)

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  David Wayne  •  Phyllis Kirk  •  Peter Lorre

Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  David Wayne  •  Phyllis Kirk  •  Peter Lorre

The Story of Mankind (1957)

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx
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