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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre in "M," 1931
Birth name László Löwenstein
Born June 26, 1904(1904-06-26)
Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
Died March 23, 1964 (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California

Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904March 23, 1964), born László Löwenstein, was an Hungarian[1] - Austrian - American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. Image File history File links Peter_Lorre_in_'M'_(screenshot). ... M is a 1931 German film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Austria-Hungary_flag_1869-1918. ... , Country Region District River Elevation 494 m (1,621 ft) Coordinates , Area 126. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...


He made 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. M is a 1931 German film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. ... Bogart redirects here. ... Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (December 27, 1879 – January 18, 1954) was an English actor. ... Mr. ...

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Biography

Lorre was born into a Jewish family in Rózsahegy/Rosenberg, Austria-Hungary, now Ružomberok, Slovakia. When he was a child his family moved to Vienna where Lorre attended school. He began acting on stage in Vienna where he worked with Richard Teschner, then moved to Breslau, and Zürich. In the late 1920s the young 5' 5" (1.65 m) actor moved to Berlin where he worked with German playwright Bertolt Brecht, most notably in his Mann ist Mann. He also appeared as Dr. Nakamura in the infamous musical Happy End by Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, alongside Brecht's wife Helene Weigel and other impressive co-stars such as Carola Neher, Oskar Homolka, and Kurt Gerron. The German-speaking actor became famous when Fritz Lang cast him as a child killer in his 1931 film M. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Ružomberok (German: ; Hungarian: ) is a town in northern Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... {{dy justified his choice of form, and from about 1929 on he began to interpret its penchant for contradictions, much as had Eisenstein, in terms of the dialectic. ... Happy End is a three-act musical comedy by Kurt Weill, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht which first opened in Berlin at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm on September 2, 1929. ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Born in Vienna in 1900 the daughter of a Jewish Lawyer, she was one of the most outstanding German actors of her generation, a Communist Party member from 1930 and Artistic Director of The Berliner Ensemble after her husband Bertholt Brechts death in 1956. ... Oscar Homolka (born August 12, 1898 in Vienna; died January 27, 1978 in Sussex, England) was an Austrian-born actor. ... Kurt Gerron Kurt Gerron (May 11, 1897 – November 15, 1944) was a German Jewish actor and film director during the Nazi period. ... Friedrich Christian Anton Fritz Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of expressionism. ... // Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff Ingagi, starring Sir Hubert Winstead Mata Hari, starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore City Lights starring Charles Chaplin Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring Fredric March Best Picture: Cimarron - MGM Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul Best Actor: Wallace Beery - The Champ Best Actor: Fredric... Peter Lorre in M M (original title: M- Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (translation: M- a city in search of a murderer)) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou in which a serial killer, played by Peter Lorre, preys on...


When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, Lorre took refuge first in Paris and then London where he played a charming villain in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. When he arrived in Great Britain, his first meeting was with Hitchcock and by smiling and laughing as Hitchcock talked, Lorre was able to bluff the director about his limited command of the English language. During the filming of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Lorre learned much of his part phonetically. Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1934 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ...


Eventually, he went to Hollywood where he specialized in playing wicked or wily foreigners. He starred in a series of Mr. Moto movies, a parallel to the better known Charlie Chan series, in which he played a Japanese detective and spy created by John P. Marquand. He did not much enjoy these films (and twisted his shoulder during a stunt in Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation) but they were lucrative for the studio and gained Lorre many new fans. ... Mr. ... 1938 titlecard Number One Son with the seat of his pants on fire in Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers, reportedly in part under inspiration from the career of Chang Apana. ... John Phillips Marquand (November 10, 1893 - July 16, 1960 ) was a 20th-century American novelist. ...


In 1940 Lorre co-starred with fellow horror actors Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in the Kay Kyser movie "You'll Find Out". Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt) (London, November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969) was an English actor, who immigrated to Canada in the 1910s, best known for his roles in horror films and the creation of Frankensteins monster in 1931s Frankenstein. ... Kay Kyser (June 18, 1905, Rocky Mount, North Carolina - July 24, 1985) was a famous bandleader and one of the first to become a radio celebrity. ...

Lorre in Think Fast Mr. Moto

Lorre enjoyed considerable popularity as a featured player in Warner Bros. suspense and adventure films. Lorre played the role of Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941) and portrayed the character Ugarte in the film classic Casablanca (1942). It was Lorre's character who introduced the "letters of transit" (there was no such thing in reality) which became, in some ways, the dramatic center of the film. He played Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace (filmed in 1941, released 1944). In 1946 he starred along with Sydney Greenstreet and Geraldine Fitzgerald in Three Strangers, a suspense film about three people who are joint partners on a winning lottery ticket. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Brothers film written and directed by John Huston, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, and starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his femme fatale client, Sydney Greenstreet in his film debut, and Peter... This article is about the 1942 film. ... Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play by the same name by Joseph Kesselring. ... Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (December 27, 1879 – January 18, 1954) was an English actor. ... Geraldine Fitzgerald Geraldine Fitzgerald (24 November 1913 - 17 July 2005) was an Irish-American actress. ... A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize. ...


In 1941, Peter Lorre became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


After World War II, Lorre's acting career in Hollywood experienced a downturn, whereupon he concentrated on radio and stage work. In Germany he co-wrote, directed and starred in Der Verlorene (The Lost One) (1951), a critically acclaimed art film in the film noir style. He then returned to the United States where he appeared as a character actor in television and feature films, often spoofing his former "creepy" image. In 1954, he had the distinction of becoming the first actor to play a James Bond villain when he portrayed Le Chiffre in a television adaptation of Casino Royale, opposite Barry Nelson as an American James Bond. (In the spoof-film version of Casino Royale, Ronnie Corbett comments that SPECTRE includes among its agents not only Le Chiffre, but also "Peter Lorre and Bela Lugosi.") Also in 1954, Lorre starred alongside Kirk Douglas and James Mason in the hit-classic 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. In the early 1960s he worked with Roger Corman on several low-budgeted, tongue-in-cheek, and very popular films. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... 007 redirects here. ... Casino Royale by Ian Fleming was the first James Bond novel. ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ... 007 redirects here. ... Ronnie Corbett in Extras Ronald Balfour Corbett, OBE (born 4 December 1930 in Edinburgh, commonly credited as Ronnie Corbett) is a British comedian and actor, best known as one of The Two Ronnies. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... James Neville Mason (May 15, 1909 – July 27, 1984) was a three-time Academy Award nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. ...  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Aronnax and Peter Lorre as Conseil. ... Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926), sometimes nicknamed King of the Bs for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this appelation as inaccurate), is a prolific American producer and director of low-budget exploitation movies. ...


Marriages

He was married three times: Celia Lovsky (1934 - 13 March 1945) (divorced); Kaaren Verne (25 May 1945 - 1950) (divorced) and Annemarie Brenning (21 July 1953 - 23 March 1964) (his death). Annemarie bore his only child, a daughter, Catharine, in 1953. In the 1970s an actor appeared on the scene billing himself as "Peter Lorre, Jr.," but he was in fact no relation, merely someone trading in on the fact that he slightly resembled the actor. Celia Lovsky (1897-1979) was an American actress. ...


Death

Overweight and never fully recovered from his addiction to morphine, Lorre suffered many personal and career disappointments in his later years. When he died in 1964 of a stroke he was only 59. Lorre's body was cremated and his ashes interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. Vincent Price read the eulogy at his funeral. For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Look up eulogy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Legacy

Lorre has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


His daughter, Catharine Lorre, was once almost abducted by The Hillside Stranglers. She was stopped by the Stranglers, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, imitating policemen. When they found out she was Lorre's daughter, they let her go. She didn't realize that they were killers until after they were caught. Alternate meaning Hillside Strangler (Illinois) The Hillside Strangler is the media epithet for two men Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, cousins who were convicted of kidnapping, raping, torturing, and killing girls and women ranging in age from twelve to twenty-eight years old during a four-month period from late...


Imitating Lorre

Lorre's distinctive Viennese-meets Middle American accent and large-eyed face has been a favorite target of comedians and cartoonists, to the point where Lorre has become far more familiar with the public in caricature form than for his actual performances.


Books and comics

In the early 1940s, the adventures of Batman and Robin appeared in daily newspapers. One story, The Two-Bit Dictator of Twin Mills, drawn by Batman co-creator Bob Kane, featured a hitman called Jojo who was, according to writer Al Schwartz, made to look like Lorre [2]. Jojo is a highly skilled gunman who, whatever the distance or the circumstances, always hits his target. A mildly eccentric character, he refers to his hits (objects or people) as "flinks". Even Batman, who is used to taking on armed men, hesitates in dealing with this particular gunman head-on or face-to-face. A later story was The Karen Drew Mystery, written by Jack Schiff and drawn by Jack Burnley. This one featured villains drawn to resemble Lorre's occasional co-stars: Sydney Greenstreet as gang leader Mr Wright and Humphrey Bogart as his henchman Merry. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... A hitman (alternately, hit man), also referred to as a contract killer, is a hired assassin, usually in the employ of organized crime. ... Jack Burnley is the pen name of Hardin Burnley, a comic-book artist active from 1929 until 1976. ... Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (December 27, 1879 – January 18, 1954) was an English actor. ... Bogart redirects here. ...


A Lorre-like character (with strong admixtures of Max Schreck) is the focus of Brock Brower's novel The Late, Great, Creature. Maximilian Max Schreck (September 6, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a German actor. ...


Science-fiction writer Howard Waldrop wrote a short story entitled "The Effects of Alienation" which includes Peter Lorre as the main character. Howard Waldrop (born September 15, 1946) in Houston, Mississippi, and got his degree from the University of Texas. ...


Animated series

Most persons doing impressions of Lorre's voice are actually imitating Warner Brothers' Mel Blanc doing his Lorre impression (Blanc is much broader and louder than Lorre generally was, and the cartoons are seen much more often than Lorre's actual work. The most obvious being the Bugs Bunny cartoon "Racketeer Rabbit"). This can be noticed in characters such as: Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ...

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Films, television, music and video games

A 1967 episode of the sitcom Get Smart, "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye", features an extended parody of The Maltese Falcon, with actors Barry Kroeger and Phil Roth portraying two men named Mr. Sidney and Mr. Peter who strongly resemble Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. Just to make things slightly more complicated, the Peter Lorre imitator (played by Roth) is the one named Mr. Sidney, and the Greenstreet imitator is Mr. Peter. Get Smart was an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre. ... Actors Bogart, Lorre, Astor and Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon (1930) is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett that has been adapted several times for the cinema. ...


The stop motion film Mad Monster Party?, made in 1969, featured a zombie manservant called Yetch who was made to look and sound like Lorre. Yetch was voiced by Allen Swift. Lorre's fellow horror star Boris Karloff provided the voice of Baron Frankenstein. Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Mad Monster Party? is an animated movie that was released in 1969 by Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... This article is about the undead. ... Allan Byron Swift (born 12 September American politician, served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1995. ... Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt) (London, November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969) was an English actor, who immigrated to Canada in the 1910s, best known for his roles in horror films and the creation of Frankensteins monster in 1931s Frankenstein. ...


Singer-songwriter Al Stewart immortalized the actor, and his close association with Bogart, in the opening lines of his 1976 hit, "The Year Of The Cat": "In the morning from a Bogart movie/In a country where they turn back time/You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre/Contemplating a crime..."


The title song to the 1981 Jon & Vangelis release "The Friends of Mr. Cairo" includes spoken dialogue that imitates the distinctive voice of Peter Lorre as well as that of his frequent costar Sidney Greenstreet.


The script for Godspell includes a line which is suggested as being done in the style of Peter Lorre. Also, Rob Schneider ably played Lorre's character in the Saturday Night Live sketch "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Godspell is a 1970 play by John-Michael Tebelak. ... This article is about the American actor/comedian. ... This article is about the American television series. ...


The stop motion film Corpse Bride features "The Maggot", a small green worm who lives inside the title's character head. His features and voice (provided by Enn Reitel) are caricatures of Peter Lorre. Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Enn Reitel is an impressionist on Spitting Image. ...


On September 11, 2007 Brooklyn-based punk band The World/Inferno Friendship Society released a full-length album about Peter Lorre called Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's Twentieth Century on the Chunksaah Records label. The lyrics trace Lorre's film career, drug addiction, and death. It has been performed at the world-famous Spiegeltent. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The World/Inferno Friendship Society (commonly referred to as World Inferno) is a Punk Cabaret group from Brooklyn. ... Chunksaah Records is a New Brunswick, New Jersey based independent record label founded in 1993 by The Bouncing Souls. ... The Famous Spiegeltent, at The Arts Centre (Melbourne) The Famous Spiegeltent is a travelling Belgian mirror tent and entertainment venue. ...


Even today, films and video games show his distinct characteristics in some characters. These include:

Major Arnold Toht is a fictional character from the 1981 Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a 1981 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Doctor N. Gin , sometimes spelled N-Gin) is a fictional video game character and secondary villain in the Crash Bandicoot series of video games. ... Crash Bandicoot is a popular video game series created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin. ... Look up maggot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Destroy All Humans! is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by THQ. It was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment systems on June 21, 2005. ... Spike Jones For the music video and film director, see Spike Jonze. ... Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was a voice actor born in Chicago. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released on its Touchstone Pictures banner), which blends traditional animation and live action. ... Looney Tunes: Back in Action was a 2003 Warner Bros. ... Mad Monster Party (sometimes listed as Mad Monster Party?) is a movie that was made in 1967 by Rankin/Bass. ...

Recordings

Firesign Theater's various comedy routines of Nick Danger involve a Peter Lorre-sounding villain named Rocky Rococco. Firesign Theater is a comedy troupe, most famous for their radio and album works. ... Left to right: Phil Proctor, Peter Bergman, Phil Austin, and David Ossman in 2001 The Firesign Theatre is a comedy troupe consisting of Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor. ...


Filmography

Peter Lorre in M M (original title: M- Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (translation: M- a city in search of a murderer)) is a 1931 German film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou in which a serial killer, played by Peter Lorre, preys on... The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1934 suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Peter Lorre in Mad Love Mad Love is a 1935 horror film starring Peter Lorre, Frances Drake and Colin Clive. ... Secret Agent is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. ... Crack-Up is a 1946 film in the film noir style. ... Mr. ... Danger Island is the only island of its group. ... Strange Cargo was electronic instrumentalist William Orbits second album. ... Stranger on the Third Floor is a 1940 film noir. ... The Eternal Jew is an antisemitic Nazi propaganda film of 1940. ... Island of Doomed Men is a black-and-white 1940 film, released by Columbia Pictures, which was directed by Charles Barton from a screenplay by Robert Hardy Andrews. ... Mr. ... The Face Behind the Mask is a 1941 film which tells the story of a hopeful new immigrant, Janos Szaby (Peter Lorre), arriving in New York City, who is trapped in a hotel fire that leaves his face hideously scarred. ... They Met in Bombay is a 1941 American drama film adventure directed by Clarence Brown. ... The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Brothers film written and directed by John Huston, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, and starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as his femme fatale client, Sydney Greenstreet in his film debut, and Peter... Invisible Agent was a 1942 science fiction film from Universal. ... This article is about the 1942 film. ... The Constant Nymph is a novel by Margaret Kennedy which tells the story of a teenaged girl who falls in love with a family friend who eventually marries her cousin. ... Background to Danger is a 1943 film starring George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre. ... Spanish film poster for Passage to Marseille Passage to Marseille is a 1944 war film made by Warner Brothers, directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis with Jack L. Warner as executive producer. ... The Mask of Dimitrios (U.S. title: A Coffin for Dimitrios) (1939) is a novel by Eric Ambler. ... Arsenic and Old Lace is a film directed by Frank Capra based on a play by the same name by Joseph Kesselring. ... The Hollywood Canteen operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California between October 3, 1942 and the end of World War II as a club offering food and entertainment for American servicemen, usually on their way overseas. ... Confidential Agent is a 1945 spy film made by Warner Bros. ... The information Im supplying here is taken from a VCR tape I made of the movie Hotel Berlin as it was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies earlier this year. ... Duryea and Vincent in Black Angel Black Angel is a 1946 black-and-white film noir based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. ... The Chase is a 1946 movie, shot in black and white, directed by Arthur Ripley. ... The Verdict is a 1946 film-noir drama directed by Don Siegel and written by Israel Zangwill and Peter Milne, based on Zangwills novel The Big Bow Mystery. ... The Beast with Five Fingers is a short story By W. F. Harvey]. first published in the New Decamaron. ... My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. ... Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand is an episode of Clone High. ... Quicksand DVD release Quicksand is a 1950 film starring Mickey Rooney. ... Beat the Devil (1953) John Huston directed and with Truman Capote co-authored this film as a tongue-in-cheek spoof of his earlier masterpiece, The Maltese Falcon and of films of its genre. ... Casino Royale by Ian Fleming was the first James Bond novel. ... Climax! (a. ...  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 film starring Kirk Douglas as Ned Land, James Mason as Captain Nemo, Paul Lukas as Professor Aronnax and Peter Lorre as Conseil. ... Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. ... Silk Stockings is a 1957 MGM musical film remake of Ninotchka. ... The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. ... This movie, starring Jerry Lewis was filmed from March 18-May 31, 1957. ... This article is about the original film. ... Five Weeks in a Balloon, or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen is an 1863 novel by Jules Verne. ... TALES OF TERROR is a 1962 horror movie starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone, directed by Roger Corman, which comprised of three sequences each based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe. ... The Raven is a 1963 American motion picture produced and directed by Roger Corman. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Muscle Beach Party is the second of the Beach Party films. It was made in 1964 by American International Pictures and was directed by William Asher. ... The Patsy was filmed from January 6-February 28, 1964. ...

Listen to

  • The Lodger on Mystery in the Air, 1947, starring Peter Lorre and Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1994) was an Oscar-nominated American character actress. ...

Further reading

  • (1999) Peter Lorre. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 1-887-66430-0. 
  • Youngkin, Stephen D., James Bigwood, and Raymond Cabana (1982). The Films of Peter Lorre. Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-0789-6. 

References

  1. ^ http://www.kentuckypress.com/expertyoungkin.cfm
  2. ^ Batman: The Dailies 1944-1945, ISBN-10: 0878161309, ISBN-13: 978-0878161300

External links

Persondata
NAME Lorre, Peter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Löwenstein, László
SHORT DESCRIPTION actor
DATE OF BIRTH June 26, 1904
PLACE OF BIRTH Ružomberok, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
DATE OF DEATH March 23, 1964
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California

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Peter Lorre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (919 words)
Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964), born Ladislav (László) Löwenstein, was a stage and screen actor of Austrian descent especially known for playing roles with sinister overtones in Hollywood crime films and mysteries.
Lorre's body was cremated and his ashes interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood.
Lorre is the subject of songs by several bands, notably The World/Inferno Friendship Society.
Peter Lorre - definition of Peter Lorre in Encyclopedia (386 words)
Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 - March 23, 1964) was a Hungarian-American actor known largely for playing criminals.
Lorre's caricature was frequently used in Warner Brothers cartoons, and his persona was used as the basis of the character Flat Top in the Dick Tracy cartoons.
Peter Lorre died in 1964 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.
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