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Peter Lorre

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Another of the silver screen's great character actors.

Probably his most famous role, the "cut-rate parasite" Ugarte in CASABLANCA (1942) with Humphrey Bogart.
"You know Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me you're the only one I trust."

A poster from John Huston's THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) again with Bogart.

Memorable Quotations:

  • "No. No. Our private conversations have not been such that I'm anxious to continue them. Forgive me for speaking so bluntly, but it is the truth." --as Joel Cairo in THE MALTESE FALCON (1941).

With Paul Lukas, Kirk Douglas, and James Mason in the Disney classic, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954).

Further Reading:

  • Peter Lorre edited by Gary J. Svehla and Susan Svehla (Baltimore, MD: Midnight Marquee Press, c1999).
  • The films of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin, James Bigwood and Raymond G. Cabana, Jr. (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1982).
  • Masters of menace: Greenstreet and Lorre by Ted Sennett (New York: Dutton, c1979).
  • Bad boys: the actors of film noir by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (Jefferson, N.C.: Farland, 2003).
  • Heroes of the horrors by Calvin Thomas Beck (New York: Collier Books, 1975).

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