Peter Lorre in "Mad Love" and "M"

Mad Love is wonderful, Peter Lorre spectacular; the Citizen Kane influences were fun to try and spot (Lorre's bug-eyed doctor being the elderly Kane, the shadows; the cockatoo).

TCM was kind enough to run M again some hours afterwards, and I thought I'd just glance at it, but I couldn't help getting hooked; Lorre's performance here hasn't diminished with years or repeated viewing--if anything I'm more in awe of what he accomplished with his few minutes of screent time.

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