January 11, 2013

Lorre on TV This Spring

2013 begins with several Peter Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies during January, February, and March. 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.

January, 2013

Jan. 5 (Sat.), 3 am, Turner Classic Movies channel – M (1931).

Jan. 11 (Fri.), 12:30 pm, TCM – Background to Danger (1943).

Jan. 11 (Fri.), 2 am, Antenna TV – The Jack Benny Show, originally broadcast Jan. 22, 1963.

Jan. 14 (Mon.), 2:45 pm, TCM – The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942).

Jan. 19 (Sat.), 9 am, TCM – They Met in Bombay (1941).

February, 2013

February brings TCM’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” festival, with each day devoted to a different movie star.

Feb. 2 (Sat.), 8 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). A weekend of Oscar nominees and winners from the Warner Bros. studio brings Casablanca, which took the award “Best Picture of 1943”.

Feb. 2 (Sat.), 10 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). Had his part been larger, Peter Lorre might have been nominated “Best Supporting Actor” in his first film at Warners. However, his co-star Sydney Greenstreet, with whom Peter would make another 8 movies, did receive the nomination in that category – but lost to Donald Crisp in How Green Was My Valley.

March, 2013

Mar. 2 (Sat.), 8 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). “31 Days of Oscar” concludes with a weekend of United Artists movies, including this all-star extravaganza, winner of “Best Picture of 1956”.

Mar. 25 (Mon.), 4 pm, TCM – The Big Circus (1959).

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 on over to the DVD — VHS section of The Lost One website.

Happy viewing!

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