Peter Lorre

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United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)

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Actor Peter Lorre at Rookwood Hospital with the Deputy Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Cardiff in July 1949.
BORN WILLIAM Kidd, Scottish pirate, 1645 JOE Calzaghe, Welsh bozer, 1972 EUGENIE Windsor, British princess, 1990, above DIED ELIZABETH Taylor, British actress, 2011, above RICHARD Beeching, railway reformer, 1985 PETER Lorre, film actor, 1964
"The talk focuses on the life of Bela Lugosi, and how typecasting along with his morphine addiction brought about his downfall" says Gateshead-based Mark, whose book also explores the lives of Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr, amongst others.'s collection of War Movies now include such classics as the 1932 adaptation of Ernest Hemmingway's "A Farewell to Arms" staring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, and Alfred Hitchcock's iconic 1936 interpretation of Somerset Maugham's writings in "Secret Agent" staring John Gielgud, Peter Lorre and Robert Young.
Ulmer's The Black Cat (1934), William Dieterle's The Life of Emil Zola (1937), Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1941), Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die(1943), Fred Zinnemann's Act of Violence (1948), and Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene (1951).
Hungarian-born Peter Lorre found film fame when director Fritz Lang Alfred Hitchcock June 1964, above cast him as a psychopathic child killer in 1931 movie M.
LEGEND has it that when horror king Vincent Price and Peter Lorre went to Bela Lugosi's funeral, Lorre took one look at the Hollywood star laying in his coffin dressed in his trademark Dracula cape and quipped: "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?" Price was the master of the macabre and once declared: "It's as much fun to scare as to be scared."
Thomas' study focuses on the actor Peter Lorre, whose career path is often figured as a downward trajectory from artistic collaborations with Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang in Weimar Germany to uninspired 'B' movies in mid-century Hollywood--or, in her words, as "a tragically slow and inexorable slide towards mediocrity" (9).
Q Is Chuck Lorre, the man behind Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, any relation to Peter Lorre - star of The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and You'll Find Out?
of Manchester, England) focuses on the films of Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Conrad Veidt, all Central European emigre actors.
OK, you might not consider Sidney Greenstreet, Mischa Auer and Peter Lorre as typical Africans because they were supposed to be more of a sort of Arabic and/or international ethnicity.
Thus, the famous kangaroocourt sequence in M, in which Peter Lorre's serial-killer character is tried by the Berlin criminal underworld, becomes the HUAC proceeding, with a leather-jacketed tough standing in for House Committee chairman John Parnell Thomas of New Jersey.
The film made Peter Lorre a star, although, as a Jew, he eventually had to flee Hitler's Germany for a long career in Hollywood (mostly as a disturbed bad guy).
Writers, actors, scriptwriters, directors, and producers, such as Fritz Lang, Peter Lorre, Salka Viertel, Franz Werfel, Billy Wilder, and Otto Preminger, came from these countries but were representatives of Weimar culture,.