Hans Beckert was the role that catapulted Lorre to stardom, and it's easy to see why. Part frightening psychopath, part lost little boy, Beckert is a fascinating case presented in a brilliantly constructed film. Note: The dialog is all in German.
- duhast.wav - [What a pretty ball! What's your name?] (Kb)
- whistle.wav - [Hans whistling] (Kb)
- big.wav - [What do you know about it? Who are you anyway? Who are you? Criminals? Are you proud of yourselves? Proud of breaking safes or cheating at cards? Things you could just as well keep your fingers off. You wouldn't need to do all that if you'd learn a proper trade or if you'd work. But I...I can't help myself! I have no control over this... this evil thing inside me, the fire the voices the torment!](394 Kb)