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Lorre, Peter

Overview
Works: 917 works in 2,815 publications in 8 languages and 39,178 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  War films  Film noir  Romance films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Singer, fmd, Contributor, Photographer, Author of screenplay, Director, Creator, Honoree, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Peter Lorre
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

118 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette. He encounters a gallery of high-living lowlifes who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the jewel-encrusted falcon
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

176 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the greatest example of German expressionism on the screen. Drama, social commentary, satire, and an anatomy of a crime are some of the elements of this dark masterpiece. Peter Lorre plays a psychopathic killer of children who successfully evades police but is eventually confronted by the code of the underworld
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

62 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees, a bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container
20,000 leagues under the sea by Walt Disney( Visual )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trouble-shooting 19th century seaman is trying to discover why so many whaling ships have been disappearing of late. Teaming with a scientist and a diver, they set sail to investigate. They are promptly captured by the megalomaniac Captain Nemo, who skippers a lavish, scientifically advanced submarine
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

180 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this heart-pounding suspense story, spies kidnap a young girl, in an attempt to prevent her parents from revealing what they know about an assassination plot. The action takes you from the Swiss Alps to Britain's Albert Hall and London's East End."
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

43 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic lovers' triangle between the impossibly heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, his beautiful wife Ilsa and her ex-lover, cynical American Rick Blaine is still the same old story, but it's never looked better
Around the world in eighty days( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
The Maltese Falcon by John Huston( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
My favorite brunette by Elliott Nugent( Visual )

87 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of detective stories, baby photographer Hope substitutes for a private eye and gets involved in a murder mystery
Secret agent by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

131 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An espionage thriller set in Geneva, seasoned with romance. Two British Intelligence Service agents pose as husband and wife in an attempt to eliminate an agent for the Central Powers
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land believed to be rich with uranium deposits
Silk stockings by Cole Porter( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stern lady communist comes to Paris to retrieve three wayward comrades and a Russian composer, but instead warms up to capitalist attractions
Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

37 editions published between 1942 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy going drama critic discovers that his kind and gentle Aunts Abby and Martha have a bizarre habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock's genius, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it's pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for such films as The 39 steps and The Lady Vanishes."--Back of container
The invisible man : the legacy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder
Alfred Hitchcock presents( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Master of Suspense is back with more twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land believed to be rich with uranium deposits
Black angel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman tries to clear the name of her husband, accused of murdering his lover
Tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Price stars in all three episodes, including Morella, in which a man is haunted after blaming his young daughter for the death of his wife. In The black cat, a pair of illicit lovers are buried alive by a jealous husband, and in The case of M. Valdemar, a sorcerer's spell backfires when he sentences an innocent man to living hell."--Container
 
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Loewenstein, Ladislav

Loewenstein, Ladislav 1904-1964

Loewenstein, László

Loewenstein, László 1904-1964

Loewenstein, Lazlo

Lorré, Peter 1904-1964

Löwenstein, László.

Löwenstein, László 1904-1964

Peter Lorre

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Petrus Lorre

Pīters Lorre

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Лори Питер

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Питър Лори

Пітер Лорре

פיטר לורה

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