August 14, 2017

Fall into Fall With Lorre on TV

As the days grow shorter and summer moves into fall, Peter Lorre fans can find many 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.

August, 2017

August means “Summer Under the Stars” on the Turner Classic Movies channel, but this year, only one actor in the spotlight includes Lorre movies.

Aug. 9 (Wed), 4:30 am, Movies! Network channel – Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938). An early entry in the popular movies series.

Aug. 17 (Thurs), 1:30 pm, TCM – They Met in Bombay (1941). Today is Rosalind Russell Day, and the Russell films today include the only movie she made with Peter.

September, 2017

A handful of Lorre movies continues this month on the Turner Classic Movies channel.

Sept. 1 (Fri), 10 pm, TCM – Muscle Beach Party (1964). Peter Lorre’s only appearance in American International Pictures’ successful “Beach Party” movie series was playing in theaters at the time newspapers were running Peter’s obituary on his passing at age 59 on March 23, 1964, and his funeral two days later.

Sept. 14 (Thurs), 6:15 am, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

October, 2017

October brings Halloween, and Halloween brings Peter’s first horror movie in the United States.

Oct. 2 (Mon), 2 pm, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 9 (Mon), 2 pm, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957).

Oct. 12 (Thurs), 7 am, TCM – Hotel Berlin (1945).

Oct. 22 (Sun), 4 pm, TCM – All Through the Night (1942).

Oct. 25 (Wed), 8 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 31 (Tues), 10 am, TCM – Mad Love (1935). MGM introduced Peter Lorre to American audiences in 1935 in this horror film about a brilliant Parisian doctor (Lorre) whose love for actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake) leads him to perform a daring operation to save her concert pianist husband Stephen’s (Colin Clive) hands – with disastrous results.

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 and television credits is available in the book’s Appendix.

Purchase The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre from Amazon.

Happy viewing!

August 5, 2017

Vancouver Noir Fest Includes Lorres

From August 3 to 24, 2017, The Cinemateque in Vancouver, British Columbia, celebrates film noir with showings of classic noir, including Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in The Maltese Falcon (1941).

The Maltese Falcon will be shown on these dates and times –
  • Aug. 5, Saturday – 6:30 pm – with Double Indemnity and The Glass Key
  • Aug. 6, Sunday – 8:35 pm – with The Glass Key and Double Indemnity
  • Aug. 7, Monday – 4:30 pm – The Glass Key and The Night Editor
Tickets for The Maltese Falcon may be purchased through the Cinemateque website. On-line tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Double and triple bill tickets are also available.

An annual membership of $3 is also required for attendees 15 and older.

The full schedule for the film noir fest is available on the Cinemateque’s website.

The Cinemateque is located at 1131 Howe Street, between Helmoken and Davie streets, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Parking is available on the streets near the Cinemateque. Parking is also available at the Holiday Inn, located at 1110 Howe Street, across the street from the Cinemateque.

The venue is also well-served by public transit, including several bus lines. More information about public transportation and parking is available on the Cinemateque website.

For more information, please contact the cinema by calling 1-604-688-8202.