October 22, 2012

Lorre Films on TV This Fall

October, November, and December bring a number of Peter Lorre movies on 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.

October, 2012

Oct. 2 (Tues.), 6:15 pm, Turner Classic Movies channel – The Story of Mankind (1957).

Oct. 8 (Mon.), 2:15 pm, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957).

Oct. 22 (Mon.), 11:30 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 24 (Wed.), 8 pm, TCM – The Raven (1963). A night of horror films based on Edgar Allan Poe stories includes this American International Pictures entry in their Poe film series of the 1960s.

Oct. 28 (Sun.), 2:45 am, TCM – M (1931).

Oct. 28 (Sun.), 4:30 am, TCM – Hotel Berlin (1945).

Oct. 31 (Wed.), 11:30 am, Antenna TV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "The Diplomatic Corpse". A marathon of episodes from the anthology series includes this episode, which originally aired Dec. 8, 1957.

November, 2012

Nov. 3 (Sat.), 7:45 am, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Nov. 7 (Wed.), 7 am, Antenna TV – Crime and Punishment (1935).

Nov. 9 (Fri.), 5 am, Antenna TV – Crime and Punishment (1935).

Nov. 9 (Fri.), 1:30 pm, TCM – The Conspirators (1944).

Nov. 10 (Sat.), 7 am, Antenna TV – Crime and Punishment (1935).

Nov. 14 (Wed.), 8 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1944). An evening of Great Adaptations: Novel to Film includes this Dashiell Hammett mystery novel in the category "National Book Award Winners and Finalists".

Nov. 15 (Thurs.), 10 am, TCM – The Mask of Dimitrios (1944). The salute to Great Adaptations: Novel to Film continues with the Eric Ambler mystery novel.

Nov. 18 (Sun.), 2 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

Nov. 29 (Thurs.), 9:45 pm, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957).

Nov. 30 (Fri.), 6 pm, TCM – The Story of Mankind (1957). Peter plays Emperor Nero, who fiddles while Rome burns, and Mr. Scratch (Vincent Price) and the Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) discuss whether or not mankind is worthy of redemption.

December, 2012

Dec. 6 (Thurs.), 8 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). Jim Grant (pen-name Lee Child), author of the Jack Reacher series of adventure novels, is the guest co-host of an evening of his favorite movies – films that influenced his writing.

Dec. 10 (Mon.), 12 midnight, Antenna TV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "Man From the South". Peter Lorre plays Carlos, a South American gambler with an unusual wager.

Dec. 24 (Mon.), 3:20 pm, Encore Western – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlas Story". Peter Lorre plays Alexander Portlas, an archeologist hunting Incan treasure.

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

Happy viewing!

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