August 6, 2016

Swiss Festival Includes Lorre-Directed Film

Peter Lorre fans in the Locarno, Switzerland, area may enjoy a special treat at the Festival del Film Locarno this year – two showings of Der Verlorene (1951), the only film Peter directed, co-wrote and co-produced.

Der Verlorene, subtitled in English, will be shown at the Cinema Ex*Rex on Saturday, August 6 at 11:30 pm (23.30) and on Friday, August 12 at 11 am.

Tickets for daytime film showings may be purchased at the Cinema Ex*Rex box office. Information about tickets is available on the festival website.

The Cinema Ex*Rex is located at Piazzo Grande 28, in Locarno, Switzerland.

The complete schedule for the Festival del Film Locarno is available on the event’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the troubled making of Der Verlorene (The Lost One) in a full chapter, including interviews with actors and crew before and behind the cameras.

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

Disappointed in the movie’s reception in 1951, Peter Lorre considered the experience a closed chapter in his life, as he returned to the United States to resume his career in American movies, television and radio programs. No doubt he would be very pleased at the attention his only directorial effort has received since his passing in 1964.

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