August 2, 2018

Summer into Fall with Lorre on TV

As summer ends and fall begins, Lorre fans have many of Peter’s movies to look forward to on television and Turner Classic Movies – with an extra special treat for in August.

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, 2018

August brings the annual “Summer on the Stars” film festival on Turner Classic Movies – and this year, Peter Lorre is among the stars with a full day devoted to his movies.

Aug. 24 (Fri), Turner Classic Movies channel – It’s “Peter Lorre Day” in the “Summer Under the Stars” fest, and the following movies are on the schedule ~
  • 6 am – The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
  • 7:30 am – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  • 9:45 am – Silk Stockings (1957)
  • 12 noon – You’ll Find Out (1940)
  • 2 pm – All Through the Night (1942)
  • 4 pm – The Comedy of Terrors (1964)
  • 5:45 pm – Scent of Mystery (1960)
  • 8 pm – M (1931)
  • 10 pm – Crime and Punishment (1935)
  • 11:45 pm – The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
  • 1:30 am – The Verdict (1946)
  • 3:15 am – Mad Love (1935)
  • 4:30 am – Island of Doomed Men (1940)
Aug. 27 (Mon), 12:15 pm, TCM – Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). It’s “Agnes Moorehead Day” on TCM, and included is this Dan Dailey and Cyd Charisse musical, with a cameo by Peter Lorre as a blackjack player.

Aug. 29 (Wed), 4 am, Movies! Network – Quicksand (1950).

Aug. 29 (Wed), 4 am, TCM – Confidential Agent (1945). On “Lauren Bacall Day” on TCM, Bacall was already “Mrs. Humphrey Bogart” when she appeared with Charles Boyer in a spy thriller set in London, including Peter Lorre as an agent supposedly helping Boyer.

September, 2018

September brings a handful of Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies, including a film new to the channel.

Sept. 4 (Tues), 4 pm, TCM – Hotel Berlin (1945). TCM's daytime theme is "Hotel Happenings", and quite a lot happens in this day of movies set in hotels, including Vicki Baum’s sequel set in a Berlin hotel in the final days of World War 2, with spies, traitors, Underground members, and double-crossers of all sorts.

Sept. 5 (Wed), 9:30 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). The daytime theme is "Vincent Price", and in a day of Price movies is this circus film, new to the TCM channel, in which Vincent Price plays the circus ringmaster and Peter Lorre loved playing a clown.

Sept. 7 (Fri), 6 am, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Sept. 18 (Tues), 6:15 am, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940). The daytime theme is "Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca", and the cinematography is a highlight in this movie, considered the first film noir.

Sept. 18 (Tues), 4 am, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Sept. 22 (Sat), 6 am, Movies! Network – Quicksand (1950).

Sept. 23 (Sun), 12 noon, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Sept. 29 (Sat), 8 am, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

October, 2018

October means Halloween, horror movies – and actors like Peter Lorre, who counts both horror and non-horror films in his filmography.

Oct. 6 (Sat), 9:30 pm, Antenna TV channel – The Jack Benny Program (CBS, Jan. 22, 1963).

Oct. 7 (Sun), 2 am, MGM HD channel – The Comedy of Terrors (1964).

Oct. 8 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957). TCM salutes the birthday of director Rouben Mamoulian, who directed Peter as a singer and dancer in this Fred Astaire musical.

Oct. 12 (Fri), 11 am, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). The TCM daytime theme is "On the Seas", and that's especially true of Peter's cameo in this all-star extravaganza – he plays a Japanese steward on a ship bound for Yokohama.

Oct. 13 (Sat), 6:15 am, TCM – They Met in Bombay (1941).

Oct. 14 (Sun), 1 pm, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Oct. 17 (Wed), 3 pm, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Oct. 20 (Sat), 3 pm, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Oct. 22 (Mon), 2:15 pm, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 26 (Fri), 4 am, TCM – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 29 (Mon), 8 am, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Oct. 29 (Mon), 11 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). Tonight's theme is "200 Years of Frankenstein". In his first American film, and his only horror film, Peter plays Dr. Gogol, a brilliant Parisian surgeon who loves an actress (Frances Drake) married to a concert pianist (Colin Clive) and tries to help her husband when his hands are injured in a train wreck.

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.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Happy viewing!

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