Peter Lorre. Ah, yes… When I think of classic horror and suspense films of the 1940s, a trio of names immediately come to mind: Boris Karloff, Bela Legosi, and Peter Lorre. Beginning with his turn as the child murdering serial killer in Fritz Lang’s M, only the second Hollywood film he’d appeared in, Lorre soon found himself cast in a variety of films – usually as a murderer. Lorre’s voice was also a perfect fit for radio and here he could sometimes break away from his early typecasting as a “mysterious foreigner up to no good.” In this evening’s tale, Lorre takes on the role of a grieving widower haunted by his recently deceased bride.
Sit back, turn out the lights, and give a listen to The Black Seagull on Inner Sanctum Mysteries as it aired on March 7, 1943.
Download the show to take on the go right here.