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      Peter Lorre

      Peter Lorre

      Highest Rated: 100% Silk Stockings (1957)

      Lowest Rated: 60% Passage to Marseille (1944)

      Birthday: Jun 26, 1904

      Birthplace: Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary

      A product of Berlin's post World War I experimental theatre scene, Peter Lorre honed his craft in plays by Shakespeare, Goethe and Shaw, but achieved international fame as a child killer in Fritz Lang's incendiary "M" (1931). After making his English language debut for Alfred Hitchcock in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934), Lorre was lured to Hollywood with the promise of a studio contract. Warehoused for a year by Columbia Pictures, Lorre was loaned out to play more maniacs in "Mad Love" (1935) and "Stranger on the Third Floor" (1940). Against the better judgment of the Warner Brothers front office, first time filmmaker John Huston took a chance on Lorre by casting him as the villainous Joel Cairo to Humphrey Bogart's steely shamus Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941). Lorre and Bogart became frequent co-stars in such World War II era fare as "Across the Pacific" (1941), "Casablanca" (1942) and "Passage to Marseilles" (1944). Despite playing the occasional heroic role, Lorre remained typecast as misfits and miscreants. Plagued by ill health and drug addiction, Lorre capped his career with a run of tongue-in-cheek horror films, including "The Raven" (1963) and "Comedy of Terrors" (1963) with horror kings Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Dead at 59, Lorre's legacy survived him, due to his roles in iconic Bogart films and the devotion of horror film fans who echoed the late actor's designation as The Lord High Minister of All That is Sinister.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Silk Stockings
      100% All Through the Night
      100% Mad Love
      100% M
      99% Casablanca
      99% The Maltese Falcon
      91% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
      89% The Comedy of Terrors

      Photos

      THE BIG CIRCUS, Peter Lorre, 1959 COMEDY OF TERRORS, THE, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, 1964 THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, 1964 THE BUSTER KEATON STORY, Donald O'Connor, Peter Lorre, 1957 FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON, Peter Lorre, 1962, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. BEAT THE DEVIL, Peter Lorre, 1953 ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, 1944 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson, 1941 THE MALTESE FALCON, Peter Lorre, 1941 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, Peter Lorre, 1942 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, Leslie Banks, Peter Lorre, 1934 THE LOST ONE, (aka DER VERLORENE), Peter Lorre, 1951 THE COMEDY OF TERRORS, Peter Lorre, 1963, 5026134, Photo by: (5026134) THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, Peter Lorre, 1946 THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, Peter Lorre, 1946 THE RAVEN, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, 1963 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, Peter Lorre, 1934 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, Peter Lorre, 1934 MR. MOTO'S LAST WARNING, Peter Lorre, 1939, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved QUICKSAND, Jeanne Cagney, Peter Lorre, 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 39% Muscle Beach Party Mr. Strangdour (Character) - 1964
      89% 69% The Comedy of Terrors Felix Gillie (Character) - 1964
      82% 63% The Patsy Morgan Heywood (Character) - 1964
      83% 64% The Raven Dr. Adolphus Bedlo (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 35% Five Weeks in a Balloon Ahmed (Character) - 1962
      73% 63% Tales of Terror Montresor (Character) - 1962
      72% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Comm. Lucius Emery (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Left Fist of David Unknown (Character) - 1960
      80% 38% Scent of Mystery Smiley (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 41% The Big Circus Skeeter (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sad Sack Abdul (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 10% The Story of Mankind Nero (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell-Ship Mutiny Commissioner Lamoret (Character) - 1957
      100% 68% Silk Stockings Brankov (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buster Keaton Story Kurt Bergner (Character) - 1957
      72% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Steward (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Congo Crossing Colonel John Miguel Orlando Arragas (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cicero Moyzisch (Character) - 1955
      91% 74% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Conseil (Character) - 1954
      68% 54% Beat the Devil Julius O'Hara (crook No. 2) (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 59% The Lost One Dr. Karl Rothe (Character),
      Director,
      Writer
      - 1951
      No Score Yet 56% Quicksand Nick Dramoshag (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Confession Paynter (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 44% Rope of Sand Toady (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Casbah Slimane (Character) - 1948
      78% 69% My Favorite Brunette Kismet (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 62% Black Angel Marko (Character) - 1946
      89% 60% The Beast With Five Fingers Hilary Cummins (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 44% The Chase Gino (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 51% Three Strangers Johnny West (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 71% The Verdict Victor Emmric (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 73% Confidential Agent Contreras (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 67% Hotel Berlin Johannes Koenig (Character) - 1945
      83% 79% The Mask of Dimitrios Cornelius Leyden (Character) - 1944
      86% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Dr. Einstein (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 58% The Conspirators Jan Bernazsky (Character) - 1944
      60% 57% Passage to Marseille Marius (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 53% The Cross of Lorraine Sgt. Berger (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines Secret Agent (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 66% The Constant Nymph Fritz Bercovy (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 45% Background to Danger Nikolai Zaleshoff (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 58% The Boogie Man Will Get You Dr. Lorentz (Character) - 1942
      67% 34% Invisible Agent Baron Ikito (Character) - 1942
      99% 95% Casablanca Ugarte (Character) - 1942
      100% 71% All Through the Night Pepi (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 64% They Met in Bombay Captain Chang (Character) - 1941
      99% 91% The Maltese Falcon Joel Cairo (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. District Attorney Paul Hyde (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 68% The Face Behind the Mask Janos "Johnny" Szabo (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was an Adventuress Polo (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 0% Island of Doomed Men Stephen Danel (Character) - 1940
      75% 60% Strange Cargo M'sieu Pig (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 54% You'll Find Out Professor Karl Fenninger (Character) - 1940
      86% 65% Stranger on the Third Floor The Stranger (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 67% Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Mr. Moto (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Island Mr. Moto (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 42% Mr. Moto's Last Warning Mr. Kentaro Moto (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 45% Mr. Moto in Danger Island Mr. Moto (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 36% Mr. Moto Takes a Chance Mr. Moto (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 33% Mr. Moto's Gamble Mr. Moto (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Give a Million Louie 'The Dope' Monteau (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 46% Mysterious Mr. Moto Mr. Moto (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crack-Up Colonel Gimpy (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Spy Maj. Sigfried Gruning (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 61% Think Fast, Mr. Moto Mr. Moto (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 67% Thank You, Mr. Moto Mr. Moto (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nancy Steele Is Missing Professor Sturm (Character) - 1937
      87% 47% Secret Agent The General (Character) - 1936
      80% 49% Crime and Punishment Roderick Raskolnikov (Character) - 1935
      100% 82% Mad Love Doctor Gogol (Character) - 1935
      89% 67% The Man Who Knew Too Much Abbott (Character) - 1934
      100% 95% M Hans Beckert (Character) $29.6K 1931

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip The Gypsy (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Himself (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkmate Alonzon Pace Graham (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Alexander Portlass (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1954 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      1955 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954-1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1952