Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Suitable Only For Adults ; > )

Peter Lorre's character acting was always a bit over the top, and yet subtle. How is that possible? However he did it, he was a beloved ensemble player—so much fun to watch.

Here is a favorite publicity still from Mad Love.

Peter Lorre/Frances Drake — Mad Love — 1935

The poster, below, didn't catch Lorre's looks, but E for effort.

Mad Love — poster — 1935

1 comment:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

The poster also does a poor job of capturing the appearance of Frances Drake, who looked like an absolutely perfect Good Woman.

It's a d_mn'd shame that Lorre didn't take better care of himself; he could have been with us for a lot longer! Personally, I liked Lorre best when he ran against type in The Mask of Dimitrios.