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, 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). Check in to TCM’s daytime theme of movies set in hotels, including Vicki Baum’s sequel set in a Berlin hotel in the final days of World War 2.

Sept. 5 (Wed), 9:30 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). Peter Lorre loved playing a clown in this circus film new to the channel.

Sept. 18 (Tues), 6:15 am, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

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

October, 2018

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

Oct. 8 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957).

Oct. 12 (Fri), 11 am, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

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

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

Oct. 29 (Mon), 11 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). 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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