Peter Lorre from Mad Love (1935)
On the set of Mad Love (1935)
Mad Love (1935)
Peter Lorre in Mad Love ((Karl Freund, 1935). Freund had also been the director of photography on Metropolis and Dracula among others. Mad Love was the occasion for Lorre’s American debut after his international success in Fritz Lang’s M.
Mr Lorre, with every physical handicap, can convince you of the goodness, the starved tenderness, of his vice-entangled souls. Those marbly pupils in the pasty spherical face are like the eye-pieces of a microscope through which you can see laid flat on the slide the entangled mind of a man: love and lust, nobility and perversity, hatred of itself and despair jumping out at you from the jelly.
- Graham Greene, reviewing Hands Of Orlac in The Spectator, 1935
Peter Lorre in Mad Love
Peter Lorre getting his head shaved for Mad Love in 1935. This is an original photo.
I think Peter Lorre was one of the best actors who was ever in pictures. He could do anything. And Mad Love is one of my favorite movies. I love to show it to people because it’s not what they expect from a film from the 30’s. And it also stars my darling dear Colin Clive! If only Lee Tracy had still been at MGM to play Ted Healy’s part it would have been perfect. I mean, Healy’s fine and surprisingly non-annoying for comic relief, but Tracy would have been better.
Peter Lorre in Mad Love (1935)