September 16, 2013

Northern Arizona University Screens Two Lorre Movies

As part of the College of Arts and Letters Film Series “In Support: Unforgettable Supporting Actors and Actresses”, Northern Arizona University will include two Peter Lorre movies – The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Arsenic and Old Lace.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Arsenic and Old Lace will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

All films in the series will be shown at 7 pm in the Cline Library Assembly Hall. A cartoon will be shown with both The Maltese Falcon and Arsenic and Old Lace. A list of all films in the series is located on the NAU website.

Admission to the film series is free and open to the public.

Northern Arizona University is located on South San Francisco Street in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Cline Library is located in Campus Building 28 at the University.

Free parking is available behind the Cline Library in lot P13. Parking is also available in Parking Garage P96A at a fee. More information about parking, including maps of the Northern Arizona University campus, may be found on the NAU website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of The Maltese Falcon and Arsenic and Old Lace through interviews with directors John Huston and Frank Capra.

Both movies were shot in mid-1941, while Peter was still freelancing at all the Hollywood studios. By the time Arsenic and Old Lace was released in the fall of 1944, Peter was in the midst of the most creative and lucrative period of his career, with radio work and a “House Act” tour of downtown movie theaters, in addition to films at Warner Brothers as a member of their stable of contract players.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available on the Nook and Kindle, as well as hard-bound and soft-bound editions.

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