Peter Lorre just before his death in Wagon Train: The Alexader Portlass Story

Peter Lorre's death in Wagon Train: The Alexander Portlass Story

Peter Lorre (1904 - 1964)

Film Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) [Abbott]: Shot through a door by police during the raid on the conspirators' hideout; we see him stagger out from behind the door, collapse, and die.
  • Mad Love (1935) [Dr. Gogol]: Stabbed in the back when Colin Clive throws a knife at him, while Peter is trying to strangle Frances Drake.
  • Secret Agent (1936) [The General]: Shot in the stomach by the mortally-injured Robert Young, when Robert manages to grab Peter's gun while trapped in the wreckage of a train.
  • Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) [The Stranger]: Hit by a truck driven by Ralph Sanford, when he runs out on the street while chasing Margaret Tallichet. He dies shortly afterwards while confessing the previous murders to the police officer. (Thanks to Brian)
  • You'll Find Out (1940) ["fake" Prof. Carl Fenninger]: Killed in an explosion (off-camera), along with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, When a dog throws a dynamite that Peter Threw at Kay Kiser and his band. (Played for comic effect)
  • The Face Behind the Mask (1941) [Janos "johnny" Szabo]: Dies of dehydration (off-screen) in the desert, after he deliberately crashes the gang's plane in order to strand them there and the gang tie him up in return. His body is shown afterwards when Don Beddoe and other Police discover him. (Thanks to Anton)
  • All Through the Night (1942)' [Pepi] Shot to death by Conrad Veidt, as he rufused to take part in a two man suicide mission.
  • Casablanca (1942) [Guillermo Ugarte]: Killed (off-screen) by Claude Rains' officers; we learn of his death afterwards when Claude informs Humphrey Bogart that Peter was killed "trying to escape."
  • Invisible Agent (1942) [Baron Ikito]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself in seppuku style, while J. Edward Bromberg watches him.
  • The Cross Of Lorraine (1943) [Sgt. Berger]: Fighting Jean-Pierre Aumont for control of their ambulance, he is hit by machine gun fire from the pursuing German motorcyclists. (Thanks to Brian)  
  • Confidential Agent (1945) [Contreras]: Dies of a heart attack after Charles Boyer confronts him about Peter's part in Wanda Hendrix's murder; he collapses through the doorway and dies just after Lauren Bacall arrives.
  • The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) [Hilary Cummins]: Strangled by Victor Francen's decapitated hand.
  • Double Confession (1950) [Paynter]: Falls to his death from the high sign over William Hartnell's club after Detective Naunton Wayne has fingered him as a murderer and he tries to flee. Hartnell grabs his tie but it slips over his head. (Thanks to Brian)

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