While reading these quotes, try to channel the magnificent instrument that was Peter’s voice.

“Do you imagine I could take advantage, exploit, capitalize on a great scientific discovery? Cheat millions of people all the world over? Profane my profession?”

boogie man

“You ought to do something about your nervous condition, Mr. Brand. You must never talk too much. Nervous men sometimes talk too much, and they make mistakes, and you musn’t make mistakes, Mr. Brand.”

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Stepping in for Charlie Chan. Note Keye Luke in the billing as Number One Son.

mr. moto

“I have conquered science! Why can’t I conquer love?”

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How about two great voices in one film? Lorre + Duryea = FUN

black angel

“How would you blow a whistle if somebody cut your throat?”

verdict

As Joel Cairo. Hungry for the stuff that dreams are made of.

“You… you imbecile. You bloated idiot. You stupid fat-head you.”

Peter-Lorre