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Peter Lorre

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M... Worst Crime of AllM... Worst Crime of All (1931) Recommended
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Peter Lorre
A chilling expressionist classic starring Peter Lorre as psychotic child molester. Dir. Lang masterfully fills the screen with understated but…
Man Who Knew Too Much, TheMan Who Knew Too Much, The (1934)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Leslie Banks, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre stars in this original version as the villain who kidnaps an innocent man's child to ensure his silence. Budget limitations are overcome…
Crime and PunishmentCrime and Punishment (1935)
Dir. Josef von Sternberg
Feat. Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh
Modest adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel about a criminology student turned murderer who becomes tortured with remorse.
Secret Agent, TheSecret Agent, The (1936)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud
Peter Lorre plays a reluctant officer assigned to kill a WW2 spy. Good Hitchcock fare from his early career.
Maltese Falcon, TheMaltese Falcon, The (1941)
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
A remarkable debut from director Huston hires Bogart's detective Sam Spade to locate a priceless statuette. Prototype film noir based on Dashiell…
Passage to Marseille (1944)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre
Distinguished by the use of flashbacks within flashbacks, this WW2 propaganda piece re–unites the director with CASABLANCA alumnae.
Arsenic and Old LaceArsenic and Old Lace (1944) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey
Renowned black farce features a frenzied Cary Grant trying to convince his two elderly aunts that their habit of poisoning lonely old men, out of…
Beast with Five FingersBeast with Five Fingers (1946)
Dir. Robert Florey
Feat. Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre
Psychological horror with Peter Lorre hamming it up as only he can when spooked and stalked by the severed hand of a maddened pianist.
Black AngelBlack Angel (1946) Recommended
Dir. Roy William Neill
Feat. Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre
The husband of a murdered woman and the wife of the man who was convicted for the killing (Duryea and Vincent) team up to prove his innocence, until…
My Favourite BrunetteMy Favourite Brunette (1947)
Dir. Elliott Nugent
Feat. Bob Hope, Peter Lorre, Lon Jr. Chaney
A spoof of Chandler–style detective novels with Bob Hope as a photographer who gets mixed up with mobsters. With Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney.

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