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Place of Birth Rózsahegy (now Ružomberok), Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia)
Birthday 1904-06-26
Death 1964-03-23
Also Known As László Löwenstein


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. Peter Lorre (26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austrian-American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. He caused an international sensation in 1931 with his portrayal of a serial killer who preys on little girls in the German film M. Later he became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries, notably alongside Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, and as the star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series.


2015A Physical History of M as Hans Beckert
2009Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
2007Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb as Mr. Jekyll (archive footage)
2001Heroes of Horror as Various Roles (Archive Footage)
1997Bogart: The Untold Story
1996Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace as Himself (archive footage)
1967The Dinosaur and the Baby as Hans Beckert (archive footage)
1964The Patsy as Morgan Heywood
1964Muscle Beach Party as Mr. Strangdour
1963The Comedy of Terrors as Felix Gillie
1963The Raven as Dr. Adolphus Bedlo
1962Tales of Terror as Montresor
1962Five Weeks in a Balloon as Ahmed
1961Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as Comm. Lucius Emery
1960Scent of Mystery as Smiley
1959The Big Circus as Skeeter
1957Hell Ship Mutiny as Lamoret
1957The Sad Sack as Abdul
1957The Story of Mankind as Nero
1957Silk Stockings as Brankov, Commisar
1957The Buster Keaton Story as Kurt Bergner
1956Around the World in Eighty Days as Steward
1956Congo Crossing as Colonel John Miguel Orlando Arragas
1956Meet Me in Las Vegas as Peter Lorre (uncredited)
1956No. 5 Checked Out
1954Casino Royale as Le Chiffre
195420,000 Leagues Under the Sea as Conseil
1953Beat the Devil as Julius O'Hara
1951The Lost One as Dr. Karl Rothe, alias Dr. Karl Neumeister
1950Double Confession as Paynter
1950Quicksand as Nick Dramoshag
1949Rope of Sand as Toady
1948Casbah as Slimane
1947My Favorite Brunette as Kismet
1946The Beast with Five Fingers as Hilary Cummins
1946The Verdict as Victor Emmric
1946The Chase as Gino
1946Black Angel as Marko
1946Three Strangers as Johnny West
1945Confidential Agent as Contreras
1945Hotel Berlin as Johannes Koenig
1944Hollywood Canteen as Himself
1944The Conspirators as Jan Bernazsky
1944Arsenic and Old Lace as Dr. Einstein
1944The Mask of Dimitrios as Cornelius Leyden
1944Passage to Marseille as Marius
1943The Cross of Lorraine as le sergent Berger
1943Background to Danger as Nikolai Zaleshoff
1943The Constant Nymph as Fritz Bercovy
1943How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines as Secret Agent
1942Casablanca as Ugarte
1942The Boogie Man Will Get You as Dr. Arthur Lorentz
1942Invisible Agent as Baron Ikito
1942All Through the Night as Pepi
1941The Maltese Falcon as Joel Cairo
1941They Met in Bombay as Captain Chang
1941Mr. District Attorney as Paul Hyde
1941The Face Behind the Mask as Janos 'Johnny' Szabo
1940The Eternal Jew as (archive footage)
1940You'll Find Out as Professor Karl Fenninger
1940Stranger on the Third Floor as The Stranger
1940Island of Doomed Men as Stephen Danel
1940I Was an Adventuress as Polo
1940Strange Cargo as M'sieu Pig
1939Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation as Mr. Moto
1939Mr. Moto in Danger Island as Kentaro Moto
1939Mr. Moto's Last Warning as Mr. Kentaro Moto
1938Mysterious Mr. Moto as Mr. Moto
1938I'll Give a Million as Louie 'The Dope' Monteau
1938Mr. Moto Takes a Chance as Mr. Moto
1938Mr. Moto's Gamble as Kentaro Moto
1937Thank You, Mr. Moto as Mr. Moto
1937Lancer Spy as Maj. Sigfried Gruning
1937Think Fast, Mr. Moto as Kentaro Moto
1937Nancy Steele Is Missing! as Professor Sturm
1936Crack-Up as Colonel Gimpy
1936Secret Agent as Der „General“
1935Crime and Punishment as Roderick Raskolnikov
1935Mad Love as Doctor Gogol
1934The Man Who Knew Too Much as Abbott
1933High and Low as Beggar
1933Unsichtbare Gegner as Henry Pless
1933The Oil Sharks as Henry Pless
1933What Women Dream as Otto Fuessli
1932F.P.1 Doesn't Answer as Bildreporter Johnny
1932The White Demon as Hunchback
1932Schuß im Morgengrauen as Klotz
1932Stupéfiants as The Hunchback
1931Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. as Redakteur Stix
1931Bombs Over Monte Carlo as Pawlitschek
1931M as Hans Beckert

Other Roles

1951The Lost One - Director
1951The Lost One - Writer

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