'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


'Heroes of Horror'
Heroes of Horror

The Arts & Entertainment series Biography has profiled numerous celebrities and public figures since the mid-1980s.

This 2-disc DVD set turns the spotlight on five actors considered "horror film stars" – Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Lorre, and Vincent Price.

Region 1 only
Date:   Oct. 14, 2003
Retail:   $19.99

The Documentaries:

  • Bela Lugosi – Hollywood's Dark Prince (1995)

  • Boris Karloff – The Gentle Monster (1995)

  • Lon Chaney – Son of a Thousand Faces (1995)

  • Peter Lorre – The Master of Menace (1996), including on-screen interviews with Stephen Youngkin and many actors and directors who worked with Lorre.

  • Vincent Price – The Versatile Villain (1997)

The Extras:

  • Bela Lugosi – interview, film trailers

  • Borris Karloff – interviews, promo clip, film trailers

  • Lon Chaney – film trailers

  • Peter Lorre – film trailers: Mad Love, The Beast With Five Fingers, The Raven, The Comedy of Terrors

  • Vincent Price – featurettes, film trailers
Available through these on-line merchants.

US Amazon
Canadian Amazon
UK Amazon – Region 1 or NTSC

Der Verlorene'
"Peter Lorre:
Das doppelte Gesicht"

This 1984 German documentary by Harun Faroki, including an interview with Stephen Youngkin, is among the bonus features on Kinowelt Home Entertainment's DVD release of Der Verlorene.

Information on the DVD, as well as on-line ordering, can be found here.

Mr. Moto Collection, Vol. 1
"The Mysterious Mr. Lorre:
A Conversation with
Stephen Youngkin"

This 2006 documentary, featuring an interview with Lorre biographer Stephen Youngkin, was produced specially for the DVD box-set release of Volume One of the 2-volume Mr. Moto Collection, including four films in the Mr. Moto detective series of the 1930s.

Information on the DVD, as well as on-line ordering, can be found here.

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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