UW Cinematheque - Peter Lorre: The Mad and the Bad
The Face Behind the Mask | USA | 1941 | 35mm | 69 min. Director: Robert Florey
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe Hungarian immigrant Janos Szabo (Lorre) is horribly burned in a NYC rooming house. Unable to find work and seeking the funds for plastic surgery, he soon becomes a mask-donning master thief. When he finds love with a blind girl (Keyes), Szabo has second thoughts about his criminal activities. Lorre’s remarkable performance in this terrific horror/noir hybrid displays his full range of talent.