January 16, 2013

Northbrook Public Library Screens 3 Lorre Films

As part of their Wednesday classic film series, the Movie Club of the Northbrook Public Library will present three movies co-starring Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart in January:
  • Jan. 16 – Passage to Marseille (1944), 1 and 7:30 pm
  • Jan. 23 – The Maltese Falcon (1941), 1 and 7:30 pm
  • Jan. 30 – Beat the Devil (1953), 1 and 7:30 pm, but not yet confirmed
The Movie Club program begins at 12:30 pm each Wednesday in the library’s Auditorium with premiums and trivia. The movie follows at 1 pm. Refreshments are provided by Starbucks and Sunset Foods. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

An additional screening is presented at 7:30 pm each Wednesday evening.

The Northbrook Public Library is located at 1201 Cedar Lane, in Northbrook, Illinois. Parking is available on the library grounds. For more information, please call the library at (847) 272-6224.

Although all three of these movies are available on DVD, the Movie Club plans to show Passage to Marseille on 16mm and The Maltese Falcon and Beat the Devil on 35mm.

In the authorized Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin details the making of these films, as well as the on- and off-screen friendship of Peter and Bogie, through interviews with many of the directors and actors who worked with both men at the Warner Brothers studio.

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