|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|
|Running time||98 min|
Der Verlorene (The Lost One) is a critically acclaimed 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 name has been used (in translation) as the title of his biography.
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 was 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 that had covered up his crime, Rothe becomees overcome by the guilt of 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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