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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre
The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre Editorial review of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre courtesy of Amazon.com Often typecast as a menacing figure, Peter Lorre achieved Hollywood fame first as a featured player and later as a character actor, trademarking his screen performances with...
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The Raven

The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court
The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court In short,  The Raven is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen, in any genre. It has some truly scary moments as well, and gives some of the best horror actors of...
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M – Peter Lorre, Fritz Lang

M - directed by Fritz Lang, starring Peter Lorre
M (1931) directed by Fritz Lang, starring Peter Lorre   I’ve known for a long time that Fritz Lang was a ground-breaking movie director (Metropolis for example)–but I’ve never truly appreciated that for myself, until I recently saw his black and white movie about a search for a child...
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Invisible Agent

Invisible Agent (1942) starring John Hall, Ilona Massey, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann
Invisible Agent (1942) starring John Hall,  Ilona Massey, Peter Lorre,  Cedric Hardwicke,  J. Edward Bromberg,  Albert Bassermann Invisible Agent is an entry in the Invisible Man series, set just before the United States entered World War II. The film begins with a Nazi undercover agent Conrad Stauffer (...
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Peter Lorre biography

Peter Lorre as the Commodore in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Peter Lorre biography (1904-1964) Peter Lorre caused an international sensation with his portrayal of a serial killer who preys on little girls in the German film M (1931). He later became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries (in particular with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney...
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The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, by Alfred Hitchcock
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best,  Peter Lorre, by Alfred Hitchcock Editorial review of The Man Who Knew Too Much courtesy of Amazon.com  Alfred Hitchcock himself called this 1934 British edition of his famous kidnapping story the work of a talented amateur, while his 1956...
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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Irwin Allen's Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962), starring Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Haydn, Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Fabian, BarBara Luna, Peter Lorre
Irwin Allen’s  Five Weeks in a Balloon  (1962), starring Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Haydn, Red Buttons, Barbara Eden, Fabian, BarBara Luna, Peter Lorre Synopsis of  Five Weeks in a Balloon  In Five Weeks in a Balloon,  Professor Ferguson plans to demonstrate the practicality of his new hot air balloon...
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, starring James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), starring James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas Editorial review of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea courtesy of Amazon.com 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – The swashbuckler genre bumped into science fiction in 1954 for one of Hollywood’s great entertainments. The Jules Verne...
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansarra
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Robert Sterling, Frankie Avalon, produced by Irwin Allen First, I’d like to point of the positive points of Irwin Allen‘s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea — and that begins...
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My Favorite Brunette

My Favorite Brunette - starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.
My Favorite Brunette – starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr. Movie review of one of Bob Hope‘s finest solo comedies, My Favorite Brunette, where he plays a baby photographer who longs to be a private eye – and is inadvertently given the opportunity when...
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