At Biff Bam Pop, the Gutter’s own Carol Borden writes about one of her favorite horror movie performances–Peter Lorre in Mad Love (1935)! “M (1931) might be Peter Lorre’s best performance and role, but Mad Love (1935) is my favorite. Lorre is an actor who is probably best remembered now for his character roles in film noir and campier horror. But in the 1930s, he had two roles that prefigured our modern sympathetic killers, especially serial killers. In Fritz Lang’s M, he plays serial killer Hans Beckert. And in Mad Love, he plays Dr. Gogol, a man who isn’t exactly a serial killer yet, but many signs are there.”
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MAD LOVE is a terrifically bonkers film made all the more so by both Lorre’s restrained lunacy and the presence of Ted Healy! The very best kind of bonkers!