|Directed by||Peter Lorre|
|Produced by||Arnold Pressburger|
|Written by||Peter Lorre, Benno Vigny, Axel Eggebrecht|
|Starring||Peter Lorre, Gisela Trowe|
|Music by||Willy Schmidt-Gentner|
Der Verlorene (The Lost One) is a German language art film in the film noir style. Based on a true story, Peter Lorre wrote, directed, and starred in this film, his only film as director or writer. The film's translated name has been used as the title of his biography.
The story is told through a series of flashbacks. Dr. Rothe (Peter Lorre) is a German scientist doing secret research for the Nazi government during World War II. After he discovers that his fiancée has been selling secrets to the Allies, he murders her. This is covered up by the German government. After the war, Rothe is working under an alias as a doctor for displaced persons. After seeing one of the Nazi officers who helped to covered up his crime, Rothe is overcome by guilt about his wartime crimes.
- Peter Lorre as Dr. Karl Rothe, alias Dr. Karl Neumeister
- Karl John as Hösch, alias Nowak
- Helmuth Rudolph as Colonel Winkler
- Johanna Hofer as Frau Hermann
- Renate Mannhardt as Inge Hermann
- Eva Ingeborg Scholz as Ursula Weber
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