Monday, June 26, 2017
Among the American movies in which he played criminals are Crime and Punishment,Mad Love, The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca. The last two also featured Sidney Greenstreet, and those two went on to make seven more movies.
He also starred in a series of movies about John P. Marquand's Japanese spy/detective Mr. Moto. One of my favorite performances was as the hilarious plastic suregon Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace.
John Huston, who directed him in The Maltese Falcon, said "He's always doing two things at the same time, thinking one thing and saying something else." A great skill for an actor.