Der Verlorene (The Lost One) Reviews
Peter Lorre returned to his native Germany in 1950 to write, direct and star in this film about a displaced person after the war who was thought to be dead. During the war he was a German biologist working with the Nazis. When his fiance sells some of his work to the allies he kills her...and discovers he likes it. He then looks for opportunities to kill again.
Nice black and white cinematography of post war Germany. The film moves a little too slow, but Lorre is good despite the 100 or so cigarettes he smokes throughout. One of the last films Lorre did before he bloated.