November 7, 2018

Library Film Program Salutes Lorre Co-Star

The Historical Society of Cheshire County salutes home-town girl June Vincent with a showing of the Lorre film Black Angel (1946) at the public library in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Presented by Jennifer Carroll, the program will begin at 7 pm. Film historian Larry Benaquist will lead a discussion following Black Angel.

The event will be held in the Auditorium at the Keene Public Library. Admission is free for everyone.

The Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street, in Keene, New Hampshire.

Parking is available at meters in front of the library and the Library Annex, as well as parking lots around the city. More information about parking, as well as directions to the library, is available on the library’s website.

For more information, please call the library at 603-352-0157.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Black Angel, including an interview with June Vincent.

Born Dorothy June Smith in 1920, June Vincent moved with her family to Keene, New Hampshire, when she was 11 years old. After graduating from Keene High School, she began as a fashion model in New York City while studying acting, and after appearing on Broadway, she was signed to a contract with Universal Pictures in 1943. In 1946, she worked with Peter Lorre in Black Angel.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

November 2, 2018

Holidays with Lorre on TV

November begins the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Day, and Lorre fans have several of Peter’s movies to look forward to on television and Turner Classic Movies.

All times shown are Eastern Standard.

Peter Lorre's page on the TV Guide Channel website lists the Lorre films scheduled on various television channels over a 2-week period.

November, 2018

November brings a handful of Lorre films on Turner Classic Movies.

Nov. 6 (Tues), 8 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). TCM turns the spotlight on “The Art of Casting”, and Casablanca has been praised for its international cast, many of whom, like the characters they portray, escaped Nazi-occupied European countries. Casting directors David Rubin and Juliet Taylor join host Ben Mankiewicz for a discussion of 14 movies reflecting the art of casting.

Nov. 8 (Thurs), 5:30 am, Antenna TV channel – The Jack Benny Program (Jan. 22, 1963).

Nov. 11 (Sun), 4 am, Movies! Network – Quicksand (1950).

Nov. 27 (Tues), 7:45 am, TCM – Background to Danger (1943). A day of international espionage movies on TCM includes this film adapted from the Eric Ambler novel, Uncommon Danger.

December, 2018

December brings a handful of Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies, including a film better suited to Halloween than Christmas.

Dec. 11 (Fri), 11 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940).

Dec. 26 (Wed), 7:45 am, TCM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). A movie set on Halloween playing the day after Christmas? The film is on the schedule of a day of movies starring Cary Grant.

Dec. 30 (Sun), 8 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1940). A “Double Bogie” double-feature begins with this classic mystery about a fabulous gem-encrusted statuette and the people willing to kill to obtain it.

Dec. 30 (Sun), 10 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). “Double Bogie” continues with the third movie in which Peter worked with off-screen pal, Humphrey Bogart.

January, 2019

A new year begins – and a new year of Peter Lorre films on television.

Jan. 10 (Thurs), 12 noon, TCM – The Conspirators (1944).

Many of these and other Lorre movies are now available on DVD and Blu-Ray – many remastered and packaged with extra features. For more information on the films of Peter Lorre released to home video, head on over to the DVD – VHS section of The Lost One website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Peter’s movies, including interviews with many of the directors, writers, actors, and crew who worked with Peter.

A complete list of Peter’s movies and television credits is available in the book’s Appendix.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Happy viewing!

October 29, 2018

Halloween with Lorre in Maryland

With its Halloween setting, Arsenic and Old Lace is probably the most appropriate Lorre film for this season of ghosts and witches. And Lorre fans in the area of Pasadena, Maryland, can enjoy a showing of Arsenic and Old Lace at the Mountain Road Community Library on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

The movie begins at 10 am, as part of the library’s “Coffee and Classics” film series.

Admission is free for everyone.

The Mountain Road Community Library at 4730 Mountain Road (Route 177), in the Long Point Mall, in Pasadena, Maryland.

Parking is available in the mall parking lot.

For more information, please call the library at 410-222-6699.

October 26, 2018

Halloween with Lorre in Newtown

Lorre fans in the area of Newtown, Connecticut, are in for a Halloween treat on Sunday, October 28, 2018 – the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s film series “Someday Cinema” continues with The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) on a double-bill with Boris Karloff in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

Each double-feature will be shown at 3 pm and in the evening at 7 pm with The Bride of Frankenstein, followed by The Beast with Five Fingers. The 3 pm matinee will be shown with captions for the benefit of the hearing impaired.

Come in costume!

Admission for the double-feature is $6 for all seats.

The Edmond Town Hall Theatre is located in the Newtown Town Hall, 45 Main Street, in Newtown, Connecticut. For more information, please call 203-270-4285.

Parking is available in front of the Newtown Town Hall, as well as the lot behind the building.

Movies in the “Someday Cinema” series are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. The C.H. Booth Library is the sponsor of The Bride of Frankenstein and The Beast with Five Fingers.

October 25, 2018

Halloween with Lorre in Allentown

Halloween is the season to enjoy horror films, and although Peter Lorre was not considered a “horror film actor”, he did appear in several movies with a ghoulish or terrifying theme – including a couple films adapted from works of Edgar Allan Poe and produced by American International Pictures in the early 1960s.

The first of these was Tales of Terror (1962), and Lorre fans in the area of Allentown, Pennsylvania, will have a rare treat on Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Tales of Terror shown at the Civic Theatre’s Civic Theatre514.

The program begins at 7 pm with rare videos of Vincent Price, followed by Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone starring in Tales of Terror.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, and military, and $6 for members of the Civic Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the box office. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the Civic Theatre website. A nominal fee of $1.50 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

Civic Theatre514 is located at 514 N. 19th Street, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Parking is available at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 522 N. 19th Street, across the street from the theater. Wells Fargo Bank allows the use of their parking lot when the bank is not in operation. Parking is also available along Liberty Street, near the Allentown Fairgrounds. More information about parking, as well as directions to the theater, are available on the venue's website.

For more information, please call the theater’s movie-line at 610-432-0888 or administration at 610-433-8903.