Search results for "Peter Lorre"


Der Verlorene (1951)

A German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Lorre
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Karl John  •  Helmuth Rudolph  •  Johanna Hofer

M (1931) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Oct 1998

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  Ellen Widmann  •  Inge Landgut  •  Otto Wernicke

Casino Royale (1954) RT 29% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Oct 2002

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

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

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

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

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) RT 89% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2003

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

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

Around the World in 80 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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  David Niven  •  Finlay Currie  •  Robert Morley  •  Cantinflas

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) RT 88% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2000

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 ...  (more)

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

Beat the Devil (1953) RT 67% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Mar 2005

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Robert Morley

Black Angel (1946) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Jul 2004

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
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)

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




Invisible Agent (1942) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Mar 2005

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

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance • Science Fiction • War
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's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.  (more)

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

My Favorite Brunette (1947) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2001

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney, Jr.

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) RT 83% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Oct 1991

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

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Boris Ingster
CAST:  Peter Lorre  •  John McGuire  •  Margaret Tallichet  •  Charles Waldron

The Beast with Five Fingers (1947) RT 82% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Sep 1992

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)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
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)

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

Der ewige Jude (1940) RT Audience 29%

The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips ...  (more)

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

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) RT 89% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Jan 2003

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Leslie Banks  •  Peter Lorre  •  Pierre Fresnay  •  Hugh Wakefield

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) RT Audience 81%

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

GENRES: Thriller
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 ...  (more)

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