All those guys were great. St. Peter, St. Boris and St. Bela haved scared the crap out audiences for almost a century.
Peter Lorre,in particular, was not so much a physical evil presence...his horror dealt mostly on a psychological level...as in MAD LOVE (which I have yet to see in it's entirty!) the child killer in M, The villian in Hithcock's the MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH,....and every other moie he has ever been in. Lorre was a little bad ass weasel. But not one you would want to f%ck with! Unless, of course, you were Humphrey Bogart. Boogie had balls of steel.