Saturday, March 10, 2012

what an actor

lorre terrified me when i was a kid. now i can't get enough of him. he played 'raskolnikov' in an early version of 'crime and punishment.' unfortunately, it is not easy to find. he was wonderful opposite marian marsh, the prettiest woman to ever make movies.

one of lorre's great lines: “You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.”

photos: Peter Lorre and Marian Marsh in Crime and Punishment (1935)/Jeanloup Sieff Hollywood, 1962


Cheryl Morris said...

Great post! Have you read The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, the authorized Lorre biography by Stephen Youngkin?

pal shazar said...

i was so excited to buy it but ended up kinda skimming through. i did learn enough to know that he was another brilliant european (billy wilder) who must have rolled his eyes at the hollywood heads. what a voice, huh?

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