Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Peter Lorre (1904-1964)

Birthday greetings to one of my all-time favorites, the great Peter Lorre.

M (1931)

M (1931)

Secret Agent (1936)

Nancy Steele Is Missing (1937)

Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)

Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

with Keye Luke and Harold Huber in Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

with Sidney Greenstreet and Mary Astor in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

with Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)

with Richard Whorf in The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

with Raymond Massey and Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

with Humphrey Bogart and George Tobias in Passage to Marseille (1944)

with Helmut Dantine, George Tobias and Philip Dorn in Passage to Marseille (1944)

with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren

Peter and first wife Celia Lovsky, 1934

Peter and second wife Kaaren Verne at Lake Arrowhead, 1943

with third wife Annemarie Brenning and their daughter Cathy

with third wife Annemarie Brenning and their daughter Cathy, age 4

Peter and Catherine


  1. love the site and also a big peter lorre fan. just pointing out one small error... that is Raymond Massey, not Boris Karloff, in Arsenic and Old Lace.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the correction. :)


  3. Lovely set of pictures, glad to find another Peter Lorre fan!

    Here is my entry on Peter, hehe.

  4. Strange to look at how his appearance morphed from "M" to his last days. I try to explain who he was once and awhile to my kids, when they are watching cartoons with some character with a Lorre accent. His voice has become so much a part of popular culture it's no longer attached to the man.