“Lorre later told American International Pictures set designer Daniel Haller that the crew asked itself how they were going to make this scene look genuine. Lorre had an idea. “There were several tracks,” he said. “As we laid out the scene, I walked above an over cross and along the railroad tracks. I was on the mark, with my back to the train, which was to switch tracks before reaching me. The camera was locked off. I could feel the train coming. It really put a believability in it.” It also instilled a real sense of fear in both the engineer and the actor, who afterward expressed their mutual discomfort.”
Three Strangers, 1946 (dir. Jean Negulesco)
Italian poster art by Luigi Martinati for The Beast With Five Fingers, 1946
Hilde Körber, Peter Lorre, and Lotte Lenya in Pioniere in Ingolstadt, 1928.