Peter Lorre

Actor, Bank clerk
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" ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1904 in Hungary

Filmography

Actor (66)

M 1997 (Movie)

Franz Becker (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Patsy 1964 (Movie)

Morgan Heywood (Actor)

Muscle Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Mr Strangdour (Actor)

The Comedy of Terrors 1963 (Movie)

Felix Gillie (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Ahmed (Actor)

Tales of Terror 1962 (Movie)

Montressor (Actor)

The Raven 1962 (Movie)

Dr Adolphus Bedlo (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 (Movie)

Commodore Lucius Emery (Actor)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Scent of Mystery 1959 (Movie)

Smiley--Chauffeur (Actor)

Hell Ship Mutiny 1957 (Movie)

Lamouet (Actor)

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

Brankov (Actor)

The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

Kurt Bergner (Actor)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

Abdul (Actor)

The Story of Mankind 1957 (Movie)

Nero (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

Steward (Actor)

Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1954 (Movie)

Conseil (Actor)

Beat the Devil 1953 (Movie)

O'Hara (Actor)

Casino Royale 1953 (Movie)

Le Chiffre (Actor)

Der Verlorene 1950 (Movie)

Dr Karl Rothe (Actor)

My Favorite Brunette 1947 (Movie)

Kismet (Actor)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 (Movie)

Dr. Einstein (Actor)

Passage to Marseille 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mask of Dimitrios 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Casablanca 1942 (Movie)

Ugarte (Actor)

All Through the Night 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Maltese Falcon 1941 (Movie)

Joel Cairo (Actor)

Strange Cargo 1939 (Movie)

Monsieur Pig (Actor)

Stranger on the Third Floor 1939 (Movie)

The Stranger (Actor)

You'll Find Out 1939 (Movie)

Fenninger (Actor)

Secret Agent 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1933 (Movie)

Abbott (Actor)

Background to Danger (Movie)

Zaleshoff (Actor)

Black Angel (Movie)

Marko (Actor)

Casbah (Movie)

Slimane (Actor)

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

Confidential Agent (Movie)

Contreras (Actor)

Crime and Punishment (Movie)

Raskolnikov (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hotel Berlin (Movie)

Johannes Koenig (Actor)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

Polo (Actor)

Invisible Agent (Movie)

Baron Ikito (Actor)

Island of Doomed Men (Movie)

Steve Danel (Actor)

Mr. District Attorney (Movie)

Paul Hyde (Actor)

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Mr. Moto in Danger Island (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Mr. Moto's Gamble (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Mr. Moto's Last Warning (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Mysterious Mr. Moto (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Rope of Sand (Movie)

Toady (Actor)

Thank You, Mr. Moto (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

The Beast with Five Fingers (Movie)

Hilary Cummins (Actor)

The Boogie Man Will Get You (Movie)

Dr. Lorentz (Actor)

The Conspirators (Movie)

Bernazsky (Actor)

The Constant Nymph (Movie)

Fritz Bercovi (Actor)

The Cross of Lorraine (Movie)

Sgt. Berger (Actor)

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

The Face Behind the Mask (Movie)

Janos Szabo (Actor)

They Met in Bombay (Movie)

Capt. Chang (Actor)

Think Fast, Mr. Moto (Movie)

Mr. Moto (Actor)

Three Strangers (Movie)

Johnny West (Actor)
Director (1)

Der Verlorene 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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.

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