Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Peter Lorre


Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Peter Lorre, born June 26 in 1904!

When I think of Peter Lorre two things come to mind: those big, buggy eyes and that sneery, nasally voice. I guess it makes sense that the Austria-born actor would go on to be typecast as the “sinister foreigner.” So, let us celebrate his birthday by celebrating what he did best: creepin’ us, the audience, out and doing it the best way possible.


Peter Lorre as the sinister child-killer Hans Beckert in M (1930, Fritz Lang)


Peter Lorre as the sinister lackey Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston director)


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Peter Lorre as the laughably sinister Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Frank Capra director)


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