November 10, 2015

Lorre at the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis, OR

Peter Lorre fans in the Corvallis, Oregon, area will enjoy a rare opportunity on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – a free screening of Double Confession (1950) at the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie theater. It’s this week’s feature at the venue’s Community Movie Night, held every Tuesday.

Introduced by curator Ygal Kaufman, who is a fan of Peter's and classic movies, the program begins at 7 pm and includes short subjects, cartoons, newsreels, and commercials originally shown when the feature was first released.

Admission is free for everyone. Donations are accepted – and benefit the renovations to the Darkside Cinema. Movie snacks are available for purchase.

The Darkside Cinema is located at 215 Southwest 4th Street in Corvallis, Oregon.

Parking is available on the street in front of the cinema.

For more information, please call the Darkside Cinema at (415) 994-2188.

Long thought lost, Double Confession was for many years on the British Film Institute’s list of “The 75 Most Wanted” movies. But in 2013, Renown Pictures Ltd released the movie to all-regions DVD from a pristine 35mm print.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Double Confession, including an interview with the film’s director Ken Annakin.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-bound and paperback editions, as well as eBooks for the Kindle and Nook.

November 7, 2015

VFF Includes Lorre Film on Nov. 7

Peter Lorre fans attending the annual Virginia Film Festival in historic Charlottesville, Virginia, will be in for a special treat – The Maltese Falcon (1941) introduced by famed film historian Leonard Maltin.

The program will begin at 3:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in the Culbreth Theatre.

Admission is $10 for adults. University of Virginia students may be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the U.VA. Arts Box Office, located in the U.VA. Drama Building. Tickets may also be purchased online through the VFF website. On the page for The Maltese Falcon, click the “Buy Tickets” button.

More information about tickets may be found on the VFF website.

The Culbreth Theatre is in the U.VA. Drama Building, located at 109 Culbreth Road, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Parking is available in the Culbreth Road Garage. Patrons may park for free in the garage weekdays after 4:30 pm and anytime on Saturday and Sunday. More information about parking may be found on the festival website.

The Virginia Film Festival will be held this year from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. The full schedule may be found on the festival website.

November 6, 2015

Join Lorre for Tea and Murder in Durham, NC, Nov. 6

Lorre fans in the Durham, N. Carolina, area will have a chance to catch Peter on the big screen when the Carolina Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) on Friday, November 6, 2015, as part of their RetroClassics Film Series.

The evening theme of “Murder and a Cup of Tea” begins at 7 pm with Arsenic and Old Lace, followed by Murder, He Says (1945). Both movies will be shown in Cinema One.

Tickets are $9 for all seats and may be purchased at the Cinema Box Office 30 minutes before the first movie of the day. Tickets may also be purchased online from TicketMaster through the Carolina Theatre website. On the Arsenic and Old Lace and Murder, He Says screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Buy Now" button. TicketMaster charges a small fee for online purchases.

The Carolina Theatre is located at 309 W. Morgan Street in Durham, N. Carolina.

Parking is available at the Durham Center Parking Garage, located directly across the street from the Carolina Theatre. More information about parking is available on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please contact the Carolina Theatre at (919) 560-3030.

November 1, 2015

Peter Lorre on TV in Winter, 2015

Lorre fans move into the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah with many Peter Lorre movies 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, 2015

November begins with one of Peter’s favorite movies and continues with Lorre films on the MGM HD channel and the Fox Movie Channel.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 2:30 pm, MGM HD channel – Tales of Terror (1962). The MGM HD channel salutes the Day of the Dead with a film festival of horror movies adapted from or inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories and directed by Roger Corman.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 8 pm, Turner Classic Movies channel – Crime and Punishment (1935). A “Dostoyevsky Double Feature” includes Peter’s second American film, a movie he later called one of his favorites.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 2:40 am, MGM HD channel – The Raven (1963). The “Day of the Dead” festival continues with this horror-comedy starring Peter with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, as well as a young Jack Nicholson.

Nov. 10 (Tues), 7:20 am, Fox Movie Channel – I Was an Adventuress (1940). Peter Lorre plays Polo, the kleptomaniac partner of a trio of jewel thieves operating on the French Riviera.

Nov. 10 (Tues), 5:40 am, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Nov. 15 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944). As Marius, the clever pickpocket and safecracker imprisoned in the French penal colony at Cayenne, Peter made his final movie with Humphrey Bogart while under contract to Warner Bros.

December, 2015

The year 2015 ends with a couple of Peter Lorre movies on the Turner Classic Movies schedule.

Dec. 15 (Tues), 6 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). "Under the Big Top" is the daytime theme today, and a day of movies with a circus setting includes this Irwin Allen film, featuring Peter Lorre as a clown called “Skeeter”.

Dec. 16 (Wed), 8:45 am, Turner Classic Movies channel – Crime and Punishment (1935). The daytime theme today is "Crime and Punishment", including Peter's second American movie, adapted from Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name.

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 is available in the book’s Appendix. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-back and soft-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

Happy viewing!