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). TCM throws an "End of Summer Beach Party' as summer unofficially ends and fall begins. 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. 3 (Sun), 5 am, Movies! Network – Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939).

Sept. 12 (Tues), 3:45 am, TCM – Beat the Devil (1954). TCM salutes Jennifer Jones as September's "Star of the Month" with this comic take-off on The Maltese Falcon (1941). Jones takes the Mary Astor role, a woman who tends to lie rather than tell the truth – until the very end.

Sept. 12 (Tues), 4 am, Movies! Network – Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939).

Sept. 13 (Sun), 4:30 am, Movies! Network – Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939).

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

Sept. 18 (Mon), 4 am, MeTV – 77 Sunset Strip, "5" (originally broadcast Sept. 20, 1963). The 1963 season of this mystery adventure series opened with a 5-part episode titled "5" and featured many top stars as guests. Peter Lorre appeared in Part 1, as "The Gypsy". MeTV will broadcast all five episodes this week – Part 2, Sept. 19 (Tues); Part 3, Sept. 20 (Wed); Part 4, Sept. 21 (Thurs), and Part 5, Sept. 22 (Fri), each at 4 am.

Sept. 19 (Tues), 1 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "Man from the South" (originally broadcast Mar. 13, 1960).



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). A TCM day of movies set in Paris includes this musical remake of Ninotchka (1939), with a singing and dancing role for Peter Lorre, as one of a trio of Soviet commissars seduced by the charms of Paris.

Oct. 12 (Thurs), 7 am, TCM – Hotel Berlin (1945). A TCM day of movies set in hotels begins with this Warner Bros. film set in a hotel in Berlin in the final days of World War II.

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). TCM celebrates Halloween with a full day of horror movies. 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!

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