They Were Collaborators #224

Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre


Vanwall said...

The Intelligentsia Diaspora in a nutshell. :-(

11cents said...

Both in exile a year later.

Tom Sutpen said...

Actually, I think this photo was taken during the course of that voyage

11cents said...

Would be yet more poignant if so, but I don't think that's the case. I came across the picture here, on a website belonging to the author of a Peter Lorre biography:

Also check out drawing of Lorre and Veidt as demonic ping-pong doubles team.

Love this blog, BTW.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the nice mention of the Peter Lorre biography website ("The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre" by Stephen D. Youngkin).

To clear up some confusion about the photo, here is the caption that accompanied it:

"A close shot of Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre en route to Oie Island to film 'F.P.1. antwortet nicht'. Although the actors appeared in different versions of the film, they developed a close friendship during the three-month location shoot."

So the two actors were on their way to work on their latest film, "F.P.1 antwortet nicht" (F.P.1 Doesn't Answer), not escaping from Nazi Germany.

Thanks again!