November 5, 2017

Holiday Time With Lorre on TV

The holiday season is here, and as 2017 becomes 2018, Lorre fans have much to celebrate with plenty of 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, 2017

Just a handful of Lorre films this month, as Casablanca (1942) celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Nov. 12 (Sun), 3:45 pm, Turner Classic Movies channel – Casablanca (1942). The daytime theme is “Veterans Day”, and TCM celebrates with the classic wartime drama that won Peter Lorre a contract at the Warner Brothers studios. And today, as well as Wednesday, Nov. 15, Fathom Events joins TCM in showings of Casablanca in many movie theaters.

Nov. 20 (Mon), 2 pm, TCM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Today’s daytime theme on TCM is “Screwball Classics” with a showing of the dark comedy about two spinster sisters who poison lonely old men with a home-brew of elderberry wine, spiked with three kinds of poison.

Nov. 25 (Sat), 2:30 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Peter Lorre is one of many cameos in this all-star extravaganza about the Victorian London gentleman (David Niven) who bets he can circle the globe in 80 days.

December, 2017

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

Dec. 1 (Fri), 10:15 am, TCM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).

Dec. 2 (Sat), 11:15 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935).

Dec. 5 (Tue), 6 am, TCM – M (1931).

Dec. 8 (Fri), 11:45 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

Dec. 11 (Mon), 4:45 pm, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Dec. 14 (Thurs), 4:45 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

Dec. 16 (Sat), 4 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

Dec. 29 (Fri), 6:15 am, TCM – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). Peter’s final horror movie at Warner Bros. was originally released on Christmas Day in 1946.

January, 2018

January means a new year and new opportunities for Lorre movies on TV.

Jan. 11 (Thurs), 4:30 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Jan. 14 (Sun), 2 pm, TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944).

Jan. 16 (Tues), 5:45 pm, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957).

Jan. 18 (Thurs), 5:45 am, TCM – Confidential Agent (1945).

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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