Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Quasimodo With Humphrey Bogart Peter Lorre & Vincent Price
As promised, page 76 of this issue of Quasimodo's starts out with "The Lorre Story," a nice little article covering Peter Lorre's career, with the first page talking about his early stage career.
Page 78 starts with the Monster ad that we've seen in hundreds of comics, that was really just for a poster, plus it has the solution for the Monster Meshes, and a photo of Lorre in "Mysterious Mr. Moto." The article continues with Lorre's being cast in "M," directed by Fritz Lang (best known for "Metropolis"), and then by Hitchcock in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and his first Columbia film, "Mad Love."
The artticle continues with further Columbia Pictures castings as well as a few parts he didn't get, covering his career through the 30s and 40s.
On these pages, brief mention is made of Lorre's role in "The Maltese Falcon," and then getting into more of his horror film castings of the 1940s, then goes on to relate his visit to Germany in 1951 and subsequent glandular problem that caused him to gain weight. There's quite a bit of discussion about his role in Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" before going on to his 1960s roles, mostly in Roger Corman movies, before he started getting teamed with other horror stars, including Vincent Price in "The Raven."
Don't you think the photo of Lorre on page 83 looks a lot like Ed Wood?
The article concludes with Lorre's final roles in the early 60s, ending with his death in 1964, followed by a filmography.