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Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre [6]


Born:June 26, 1904
Died:March 23, 1964 (59)
Filmography Rating:7.33 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.34 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.34 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85.62%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934](30) => Abbott
Secret Agent [1936](32) => The General
Casablanca [1942](38) => Ugarte
Arsenic and Old Lace [1943](39) => Dr. Einstein
My Favorite Brunette [1947](43) => Kismet
Beat the Devil [1953](49) => Julius O'Hara

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934]
  • Peter Lorre's first English language film.
  • When Peter Lorre arrived in Great Britain, his first meeting with a British director was with Alfred Hitchcock. By smiling and laughing as Hitchcock talked, the director was unaware that Lorre had a limited command of the English language. Hitchcock cast him in The Man Who Knew Too Much. Lorre learned much of his part phonetically.
    Beat the Devil [1953]
  • This was the fifth and last movie that Humphrey Bogart would make with Peter Lorre. The other four were, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, All Through the Night, and Passage to Marseille.
    The Sound of Music [1965]
  • The main reason the film was not shown inside Germanic Europe is because of the serious historical inaccuracy to both the Anschluß of Austria and the Nazi Party being portrayed inaccurately, just in general. Even before it came out, Hedy Lamarr warned the studio not to show it inside Germanic Europe, because she knew how the men, especially, would react, but the studio executives laughed her off. Several other famous Germanic Europeans also did not take kindly to the film, becoming quite vocal, including: Peter Lorre, who had seen the Broadway play, [?] Marlene Dietrich, Eva Gabor, Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn, [?] Werner Klemperer, [?] John Banner, [?] Fritz Lang, Karl Freund, [?] Robert Clary and [?] Erich Pommer. It is what caused the studio to pull the film from cinemas six months before they intended to, causing them to actually lose money on its first release. It was not until the late 1970s when the film would actually break even.
    Aladdin [1992]
  • The Genie's celebrity impersonations are (in order): Arnold Schwarzenegger, [?] Ed Sullivan, [?] Groucho Marx, [?] William F. Buckley, [?] Señor Wences, Robert De Niro, Carol Channing, [?] Arsenio Hall, Walter Brennan, Mary Hart, Ethel Merman, Rodney Dangerfield, Jack Nicholson, and Peter Lorre. For release in India, Disney replaced the game show host with a cricket commentator. Some of the Genie's imitations were cut from the film, including John Wayne, [?] George Bush, and [?] Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
    Corpse Bride [2005]
  • The maggot's voice, mannerisms, and facial appearance are an impersonation of Peter Lorre.