'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin

The Lost One:
A Life of
Peter Lorre



Chapter 3

Peter Lorre's
(A Sample)

Critics Are
Saying . . .

The Author

What's New!


Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre:
The Man,
The Actor


Photo Album

Poster Art



Radio Programs


'Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3'
Alfred Hitchcock Presents:
Season 3

Through five years (1955 to 1960) on CBS, director Alfred Hitchcock hosted the television anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The 39 half-hour episodes included in this 5-disc DVD box-set of the 1957-1958 season originally aired in black-and-white and boasted such guest-stars as Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Jack Klugman, William Shatner, and Joseph Cotton.

In "The Diplomatic Corpse" (Dec. 8, 1957), Lorre played "Tomas Salgado", a Mexican police official who tries to help George Peppard and Mary Scott locate the missing body of Scott's elderly aunt (Isobel Elsam).

All Regions
Date:   Oct. 9, 2007
Retail:   $39.98

The Episodes:

  • The Glass Eye
  • The Mail Order Prophet
  • The Perfect Crime
  • Heart of Gold
  • Silent Witness
  • Reward to Finder
  • Enough Rope for Two
  • Last Request
  • The Young One
  • The Diplomatic Corpse
  • The Deadly
  • Miss Paisley's Cat
  • Night of the Execution
  • The Percentage
  • Together
  • Sylvia
  • The Motive
  • Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
  • The Equalizer

  • On the Nose
  • Guest for Breakfast
  • The Return of the Hero
  • The Right Kind of House
  • The Foghorn
  • Flight to the East
  • Bull in a China Shop
  • Disappearing Trick
  • Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Fatal Figures
  • Death Sentence
  • The Festive Season
  • Listen, Listen...!
  • Post Mortem
  • The Crocodile Case
  • Dip in the Pool
  • The Safe Place
  • The Canary Sedan
  • The Impromptu Murder
  • Little White Frock
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'Red Skelton Unreleased'
Red Skelton Unreleased

Peter Lorre was a favorite of actor and comedian Red Skelton, who attended his funeral with Vincent Price in 1964. Over the long run of Red's CBS comedy-variety TV series of the 1950s and 1960s, Lorre made at least eight appearances.

The Red Skelton estate has released in a 6-DVD box-set 16 episodes originally airing between 1959 and 1962, with guests such as Vincent Price, Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Rooney, Cesar Romero, and Peter Lorre. Includes two bonus discs.

Region 1 only
Date:   June 8, 2008
Retail:   $29.95

The Episodes:

  • Cauliflower Loses His Birds – guest Vincent Price
  • Appleby's Bearded Boarder – guests John Carradine, Marie Windsor
  • Clem's General Store – guests Jayne Mansfield, Jamie Farr, Jesse White
  • Deadeye the Outlaw – guest Mickey Rooney
  • Best Man Blues – guests Dick Foran, Maria Palmer
  • Appleby's Office Party – guests Marilyn Maxwell, Harvey Korman
  • San Fernando Cal – guests Mary Beth Hughes
  • Clem and the Beanstalk – guests Peter Lorre, Mamie Van Doren
  • The Many Skeltons in Las Vegas
  • Clem's Other Clem – guest Hans Conreid
  • Go Van Gogh – guest Pat Carroll
  • Clem and the Beauty Pageant – guests Arthur Godfrey, Keefe Brasselle

  • San Fernando Loses the Dixie Queen – guest Cesar Romero
  • Appleby the Weatherman – guest Peter Lorre
  • Bolivar and the Roaring '20s – guests Barbara Nichols, Gerald Mohr
  • Deadeye the Magician – guests Vincent Price, Marie Windsor

Bonus Disc 1:

  • Good Night and God Bless – guest Jill St. John
  • Good Night and God Bless – guest Phyllis Diller
  • Good Night and God Bless – guest Jerry Lewis

Bonus Disc 2:

  • Live at the Nugget in Sparks
  • The Pledge of Allegiance
Available through these on-line merchants.

Red Skelton Site
US Amazon

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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound