PETER LORRE — A Laugh A Minute.

What are the words most often evoked by the characters played by Peter Lorre?   Refugee? Spy? Lunatic? Murderer? Perhaps.  But what about prankster?  A little known fact is that Lorre — born Lazlo Loewenstein in Hungary in 1904 — was an inveterate practical joker. That may come as a surprise to those who cherish his performances in dozens of unsympathetic roles: […]