Der Verlorene (The Lost One)
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Der Verlorene (The Lost One)
Der Verloreue (The Lost One) was the only directorial effort by actor Peter Lorre. In keeping with Lorre's established screen persona, this is a tale of stark terror, disillusionment and defeatism. The actor stars as Dr. Rothe, a German research scientist who during WW2 discovers that his fiancee has been selling his scientific secrets to the British. In a fit of pique, he murders her, but is not punished for the crime, which is passed off by the Nazi authorities as justifiable homicide. Unable to console himself to his sweetheart's betrayal, Rothe wanders the countryside, killing… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lorre's singular, solitary directorial effort, a tour of despairing psyches shot through flashes of expressionism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's a haunting film about Germany's past, one of the best of its kind."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Scalding film noir classic from Peter Lorre."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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