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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre



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Also Known As: Died: March 23, 1964
Born: June 26, 1904 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Hungary Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Der Verlorene (1951) as Director
German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.

Cast (feature film)

Muscle Beach Party (1964) as Mr. Strangdour
The beach gang goes head-to-head with the bodybuilders of a new gym that's interfering with their strip on the sand.
The Patsy (1964) as Morgan Heywood
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do anything right. The big TV show is getting closer, and Stanley gets worse all the time.
The Raven (1963) as Dr. Adolphus Bedlo
A widowed sorcerer discovers his late wife is alive and living with his mortal enemy.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963) as Felix Gillie
A dishonest undertaker and his sidekick create their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.
Tales of Terror (1962) as Montresor
Three Edgar Allen Poe stories feature murder, hauntings and a fiendish hypnotist.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Ahmed
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) as Commodore Lucius Emery
The captain of a nuclear submarine defies his commanders to save the Earth from a deadly space fire.
Scent of Mystery (1960) as Smiley
An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars but must come forward by midnight the following day.
The Big Circus (1959) as Skeeter
A ringleader tries to keep his circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur.
Silk Stockings (1957) as Brankov
A straitlaced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer.
The Sad Sack (1957) as Abdul
A hopelessly innocent private gets himself kidnapped in Morocco.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Kurt Bergner
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) as Commissioner Lamoret
The Story of Mankind (1957) as Nero
Satan and the spirit of mankind contend for the future of humanity.
Congo Crossing (1956) as Colonel [John Miguel Orlando] Arragas
Congotanga, West Africa, has no extradition laws; the government is controlled by foreign gangsters, headed by Carl Rittner. The latest plane from Europe carries lovely Louise Whitman, fleeing a French murder charge, and Mannering, who pays resident hit man O'Connell to kill her. Through a chain of circumstances Louise, O'Connell, and heroic surveyor David Carr end up alone in the jungle on Carr's mission to determine the true border of Congotanga... in which Rittner is keenly interested.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as S.S. Carnatic steward
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Impatient player
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
Beat the Devil (1954) as Julius O'Hara
A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as Conseil
A renegade sea captain uses a pioneering submarine to force peace on the world.
Der Verlorene (1951) as Dr Karl Rothe
German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.
Quicksand (1950) as Nick
Petty theft leads a mechanic into a life of crime.
Rope of Sand (1949) as Toady
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
Casbah (1948) as Slimane
Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne DeCarlo), his girl friend, is infiriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French vistor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre)is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah.
The Beast with Five Fingers (1947) as Hilary Cummins
After a famous pianist's murder, his hand returns to wreak vengeance.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Kismet
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
The Chase (1946) as Gino
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again...
The Verdict (1946) as Victor Emmric
A Scotland Yard superintendent makes a mistake in an investigation, causing the execution of an innocent man.
Black Angel (1946) as Marko
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
Three Strangers (1946) as John West
Three people who share a sweepstakes ticket travel a tangled road to collect their winnings.
Hotel Berlin (1945) as Johannes Koenig
During World War II''''s final days, people with a variety of problems converge on a Berlin hotel.
Confidential Agent (1945) as Contreras
A Spanish spy and an American heiress battle fascists in England.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
The Conspirators (1944) as Jan Bernassky
A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Cornelius Leyden
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Passage to Marseille (1944) as Marius
Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II.
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Sergeant Berger
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Dr. Einstein
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
The Constant Nymph (1943) as Fritz Bercovy
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
Background to Danger (1943) as Nicolai Zaleshoff
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
All Through the Night (1942) as Pepi
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Casablanca (1942) as Ugarte
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
The Invisible Agent (1942) as Baron Ikito
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan...
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) as Dr. Arthur Lorentz
A young divorcee tries to convert a house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Janos Szabo
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Mr. District Attorney (1941) as Mr. Hyde
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Captain Chang
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Joel Cairo
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
You'll Find Out (1940) as [Professor Carl] Fenniger
Kay Kyser and his band fight to save a young girl trapped in a haunted mansion.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Polo
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
Island of Doomed Men (1940) as Stephen Danel
A government agent infiltrates a prison island to build a case against its corrupt, sadistic warden.
Strange Cargo (1940) as M'sieu Pig
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) as The stranger
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) as Mr. Moto
Mr. Moto is after a robber who takes the royal jewels from the Tower of London. He is aided by an archaeologist who is looking for Cleopatra's crown in Egypt.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Mr. Moto
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Mr. Moto
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
I'll Give a Million (1938) as Louie
After saving a tramp (Lorre) from suicide, a millionaire (Baxter) takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Mr. [Kentaro] Moto
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) as Mr. Moto
Mr. Moto must discover who poisoned a fighter in the boxing ring. This movie began as "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," but Warner Oland died during the filming so it was switched to a Mr. Moto.
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938) as Mr. [K.] Moto
Beautiful aviatrix Victoria Mason teams up with Mr. Moto in South East Asia to uncover a murderous village high priest who is trying to overthrow the ruling Rajah Ali.
Lancer Spy (1937) as Major Sigfried Gruning
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) as Mr. Moto
An Asian detective competes with treasure-hunters for the key to a priceless golden hoard.
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937) as Professor Sturm
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way.
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) as Mr. [Kentaro] Moto
Mr Moto encounters mysterious goings-on on a ship bound for Shanghai. He recognises his steward as the murderer of a man in San Francisco, and catches him trying to steal an important letter from the stateroom of another passenger, Robert Hitchings. Hitchings, son of the owner of the shipping line, falls in love with Gloria, who refuses to tell him anything about her life and disappears when they arrive in Shanghai. In Shanghai, Mr Moto uncovers the secret which links the murder in San Francisco, the mysterious letter, and Gloria.
Crack-Up (1937) as Colonel Gimpy [also known as Baron Rudolph Maximilian Tagger]
Secret Agent (1936) as The General
During the first world war, novelist Edgar Brodie is sent to Switzerland by the Intelligence Service. He has to kill a German agent. During the mission he meets a fake general first and then Elsa Carrington who helps him in his duty.
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Roderick Raskolnikov
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) as Abbott
A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland.
Mad Love (1935) as Doctor Gogol
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Du haut en bas (1933) as Beggar
Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. (1931)
In the very oldfashioned town of Ostend suddenly 13 suitcases are delivered to the hotel, with a note, that O.F. will be here soon and needs 6 rooms (the hotel just has five). This event, probably the biggest in 300 years, starts a small wave of modernisation, yet everybody is wondering who O.F. is. Journalist Stix and architect Stark have an idea how to use this event. They proclaim, that O.F. is a former citizen of the town, who became a millionaire abroad. They tell their fellow citizens that the town still needs modernisation, like better hotels, nightclubs, shops, etc. And soon, Ostend is a boomtown, then a capital. The architect, responsible for the new buildings is finaly allowed to marry the mayor's daughter, while Stix marries the cabaret star and the widowed mayor his new secretary. The only problem is, O.F. hasn't shown up, while finance experts from all over the world are trying to solve the depression problem, that is non-existant in Ostend, this soon lets the people forget about O.F.
M (1930)
The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.

Writer (feature film)

Der Verlorene (1951) as Screenwriter
German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.

Cast (special)

Reunion in Vienna (1955) as Poffy
While in Vienna on a holiday, Elena Krug, the happily married wife of a psychiatrist, meets Rudolf Maximillan, an old flame who is now the Archduke of Austria. The story, in which Greer Garson makes her dramatic TV debut, relates the problems that arise when Elena realizes she still loves Rudolf.

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