Saturday, May 27, 2006

Character Actors

When I saw this Time Photo Essay I started thinking about my favorite character actors, and Peter Lorre was one of the first to come to mind. His page at ReelClassics is here, and there is a photo gallery here. There are sound files of Peter Lorre's lines here. The GoldenYears has a huge links page devoted to him here. I've seen a lot of movies with Peter Lorre, including The Man Who Knew Too Much (watch it online here), The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and Beat the Devil. I'm wanting to see M (watch it online here) and Strange Cargo but haven't yet. His characters have made a big hit with our whole family, and we love seeing his memory kept alive in more modern works.

I'm keeping a list of my blog posts on his movies here.

9/30/2007: CinemaStyles has a post on Peter Lorre.

1 comment:

  1. And you might also be interested in the new biography on Peter Lorre -- "The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre" by Stephen D. Youngkin (University Press of Kentucky; Sept. 2005).

    You can find more information on the book, as well as Peter himself, on the official website: