August 19, 2019

The Chase at Toronto Summer Film Fest

The Toronto Film Society continues its summer series “Black and White and Noir All Over” with a screening of Peter Lorre’s film The Chase (1946), on a double-bill with Tension (1949), at the Innis Town Hall Theatre on Monday, August 19, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.

The program begins at 6:30 pm with The Chase, followed by Tension.

Memberships in the Toronto Film Society are available in a variety of price levels. The “Trial Membership” may be purchased at the door before any screening. The Trial Membership is $18 for adults and $15 for students with valid student ID. More information about memberships is available on the Toronto Film Society website.

The Chase and Tension, as well as other movies in the festival, will be shown at the Innis Town Hall Theatre, located at 2 Sussex Avenue, within Innis College on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

Parking is available in several parking garages near the venue. Closest is the garage located at 371 Bloor Street West, in Toronto, Canada. More information about parking is available on the University of Toronto website.

The “Black and White and Noir All Over” film festival runs every Monday evening from July 8 to August 26, 2019. The full schedule is available on the Toronto Film Society website.

August 18, 2019

The Mask of Dimitrios at the Brattle Theatre

A special treat is in store for Lorre fans in the area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, when the Brattle Theatre presents The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) on Monday, August 19, 2019, as part of their series “Noirversary!

On a double-bill with The Woman in the Window (1944), The Mask of Dimitrios will be shown at 5 pm and 9:15 pm. The Woman in the Window, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett, will be shown at 2:45 pm and 7 pm.

The Brattle will screen 35mm prints of both films.

The “Noirversary!” series salutes noir films made in 1944 and celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2019. The series runs throughout August on Mondays and Tuesdays. The full schedule is available on the Brattle Theatre website.

Tickets for The Mask of Dimitrios are $12 general admission; $10 for students (with valid ID) and Brattle members; and $9 for children (age 12 and under) and seniors (age 65 and older).

Tickets for both movies are $15 general admission, and $13 for children, students, seniors, and Brattle members.

Admission for military personnel is $10 with valid ID.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. Tickets may also be purchased online through the cinema’s website. Click the show-time and select a ticket option from the list. Tickets may be picked up at the “Will Call” office. A nominal fee will be added to all online purchases.

The Brattle Theatre is located in Brattle Hall, at 40 Brattle Street, a block from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also located in the building are the Algiers Café and the Alden and Harlow Restaurant. The cinema’s entrance is on the left side of the building – look for the sidewalk poster case and the marquee.

Parking is available at meters around Harvard Square, as well as nearby parking garages. The Brattle Theatre box office will validate parking tickets for the Charles Square Garage and the University Place Garage.

The Brattle Theatre is well-served by public transportation – both MBTA bus routes and the subway.

More information about parking and public transportation, as well as directions, is available on the Brattle Theatre website.

For more information, please call the cinema at 617-876-6837.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Mask of Dimitrios through interviews with director Jean Negulesco. Well established as a screen team, Peter Lorre and his co-star Sydney Greenstreet also recreated their roles on radio for an episode of The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater on April 16, 1945.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-back, soft-bound, and Kindle editions, and may be purchased through Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

August 16, 2019

Chicago University Film Fest Includes Lorre

Held at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, Doc Films continues its summer film festival with two Peter Lorre movies in August – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Arsenic and Old Lace – A 16mm print will be screened on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

Stranger on the Third Floor – A 35mm print will be screened on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 pm.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Tickets are $7 for General Admission. Quarterly membership and summer membership passes are also available. More information about tickets is available on the Doc Films website.

Movies are shown in the Max Palevsky Cinema, a state-of-the-art cinema built through the kind donation of Max Palevsky and located in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago is located at 1212 East 59th Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Parking is available is in the Judd Parking Lot, located at 5835 South Kimbark Avenue, between East 59th Street and East 58th Street on the University campus. Parking is free and open to the public after 4 pm on weekdays and at all times on Saturday and Sunday. More information about parking is available on the Doc Film website.

Ida Noyes Hall is also served by public transportation. More information about public transportation is available on the Doc Film website.

The longest continuously running student film society in the United States, Doc Films was founded in December of 1940 as the International House Documentary Film Group. Originally beginning with documentary films only, Doc Films soon came to include fiction and experimental films, a mixture that it maintains to this day.

For more information, please call 773-702-8574.

August 13, 2019

SiriusXM Airs Lorre Radio Series

Peter Lorre fans with access to the satellite radio provider SiriusXM can tune into the Radio Classics channel the week of August 12, 2019, and hear an episode of Peter’s 1947 summer series Mystery in the Air – “The Lodger”, which originally aired over NBC on Thursday, Aug. 14, 1947.

“The Lodger” kicks off a 2-hour program block celebrating the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock and will air these dates and times ~

Tuesday, August 13 –
6 pm Pacific, 9 pm Eastern

Thursday, Aug. 15 –
12 noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Saturday, Aug. 17 –
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

In “The Lodger”, Peter Lorre co-stars with famed radio and film actress Agnes Moorehead. The mysterious “Mr. Sleuth” (Lorre) takes a room in the home of Mrs. Ellen Bunting (Moorehead) and her husband, but when a number of music hall girls are murdered, Mrs. Bunting fears their lodger may be a killer.

For 13 weeks during the summer of 1947, Mystery in the Air replaced The Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Show. The series presented tales of suspense “culled from the four corners of world literature”, adapted from such famous tales as Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat", as well as original radio dramas.

Peter Lorre began with “The Tell-Tale Heart” on July 3, 1947, and continued to the final program, “Crime and Punishment”, adapted from his own 1935 Columbia Studios film, on Sept. 25, 1947.

A complete-to-date list of Peter’s radio work is available in the Appendix of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, written by Stephen D. Youngkin and published through University Press of Kentucky in 2005.

The Lost One may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

August 1, 2019

Lorre Films Return to Buffalo Movie Expo

On the schedule of classic silent and sound movies of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Lorre fans can always find at least one Lorre movie at the annual Western New York Movie Expo, held in Buffalo, New York.

This year, two Lorre films will be shown – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and Nancy Steele is Missing (1937).

Nancy Steele is Missing is currently scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 2, in Screening Room “B”.

Arsenic and Old Lace is currently scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 3, in the Main Screening Room.

Admission is $40 for the full weekend. Daily admission on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is $12 for general admission, and $10 for students with proper ID. On Sunday, admission is $6 for everyone. More information about tickets is available on the Expo's website.

Admission includes three screening rooms, as well as a large dealers’ room, filled with posters and autographs, records and magazines, cameras and projectors, and more. The full schedule of documentaries, silent and sound movies, short subjects, and special presentations is available on the Movie Expo’s website.

The Western New York Movie Expo will be held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel, formerly known as the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center, located at 120 Church Street, in Buffalo, New York. Room discounts are available for Expo attendees staying at the hotel. More information about the hotel, as well as directions, is available on the Expo’s website.

Parking is available at the Buffalo Grand Hotel. A parking fee of $15 per day will be charged. More information about parking is available on the Movie Expo’s website.

July 31, 2019

Lorre Movies on TV This Fall

As summer becomes fall, Lorre fans have many movies to look forward to on the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as other channels.

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

Every August, the Turner Classic Movies channel presents their “Summer Under the Stars” festival, and although Peter Lorre does not have a “Day” this year, some of his famous co-stars do.

Aug. 11 (Sun), 7:30 am, Turner Classic Movies – All Through the Night (1942). August 11 is “Humphrey Bogart Day”, and two of Peter’s movies with his off-screen buddy Humphrey Bogart will be shown, beginning with the second movie the two actors made – a spy comedy set in New York City.

Aug. 11 (Sun), 12 noon, TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944). “Humphrey Bogart Day” continues with the fourth movie Peter made with Bogie, and his final movie with his pal while Peter was under contract with Warner Bros.

Aug. 26 (Mon), 8 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). It’s “Mary Astor Day” today, and TCM presents the only film Peter made with Mary Astor, as well as his first movie with Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, with whom Peter would go on to make many more films.



September, 2019

September brings several Lorre movies to the TCM schedule, including some films rarely shown and two birthday salutes to Lorre co-stars.

Sept. 11 (Wed), 3 am, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

Sept. 16 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – Confidential Agent (1945). TCM celebrates the birthday of Lauren Bacall with a day of Bacall movies, and the day kicksd off with the only movie Peter made with Lauren Bacall, newly married to Humphrey Bogart.

Sept. 21 (Sat), 2 am, TCM – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934).

Sept. 23 (Mon), 3:30 pm, TCM – Quicksand (1950). TCM salutes the birthday of Mickey Rooney, and on the schedule is the only movie Peter made with Mickey, who plays a car mechanic who falls deeper and deeper in petty crime, as he tries to impress Peter’s former girlfriend (Jeanne Cagney).



October, 2019

October means Halloween and horror movies, and among the Lorre movies on TCM’s schedule is one of the few horror films Peter appeared in.

Oct. 6 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 8 (Tues), 9 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940). TCM presents a day of movies about women who are prostitutes, including Joan Crawford as a prostitute in the French penal colony in Guiana.

Oct. 17 (Thurs), 7 am, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Oct. 22 (Tues), 4:30 pm, TCM – The Story of Mankind (1957). TCM presents a day of movies starring the Marx Brothers, including this all-star extravaganza directed by Irwin Allen.

Oct. 30 (Wed), 8 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). TCM celebrates Halloween with this supernatural film about a knife thrower’s hands transplanted onto the wrists of a concert pianist.



Many of these and other Lorre movies and television programs 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!

July 25, 2019

Casablanca at El Segundo Cinema

Lorre fans in the area of El Segundo, California, will have the opportunity to catch Peter onscreen when the Old Town Music Hall presents a restored print of Casablanca (1942) the weekend of July 26, 27, and 28, 2019.

The movie will be shown on these dates and times ~
  • Friday, July 26 – 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, July 27 – 2:30 pm and 8:15 pm
  • Sunday, July 28 – 2:30 pm
Every show will begin with a selection of tunes on the cinema’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, an audience sing-along, and a comedy short. Casablanca will follow a 15-minute intermission.

Admission is $10 for adults and children and $8 for seniors age 62 and older. Tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before show time. Advance tickets are not available.

The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street, near the Los Angeles International Airport, in El Segundo, California. Directions to the theater are available on the venue’s website.

Parking is available in the lot beside the Old Town Music Hall.

For more information, please contact the cinema at 310-322-2592.

July 6, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace at Annapolis Historic Tavern

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the 1747 Pub at the Reynolds Tavern, located in Annapolis, Maryland, continues its Sunday night series of free movies in the Beer Garden with a showing of Arsenic and Old Lace.

The program will begin at dusk, approximately 8 pm.

Admission is free, and showings are open to the public.

Come between 3 and 7 pm and enjoy Happy Hour or a meal at the 1747 Pub. Food and beverage service continues throughout the screening. Scheduled movies are listed on the Events Calendar page of the pub’s website.

The Beer Garden at the 1747 Pub is located directly behind Reynolds Tavern and has an entrance on Franklin Street. Reynolds Tavern is located at 7 Church Circle, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Parking is available in the South Street Lot, located at 134 South Street, off Church Circle, in Annapolis, Maryland. More information about the South Street Lot is available on the Annapolis Parking website.

For more information, please call the Reynolds Tavern at 410-295-9555.

July 4, 2019

Thomaston Library Bogart Fest Includes Lorre

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library, located in Thomaston, Maine, continues their “Friday Night Film Series” with a month of movies starring Humphrey Bogart – and two movies co-starring Peter Lorre.

The Maltese Falcon (1941) will be shown on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Casablanca (1942) will be shown on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Both movies will begin 7 pm in Room 200 of the Thomaston Public Library.

The series "Best of Bogart" will be shown every Friday in July. The full schedule is available on the Thomaston Public Library website.

Admission to the "Friday Night Film Series" is free for everyone, and donations are cheerfully accepted.

Local Thomaston film fan Erika Pfander selects the movies for the library’s film series and provides free, freshly-popped popcorn and light refreshments.

The Thomaston Public Library is located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-354-2453.

June 30, 2019

AFI Silver Presents Restored Beat the Devil

In an interview, Peter Lorre recalled Beat the Devil (1954) as “a delicious sardonic comedy” that was “a flop first in New York” because the studio opened it with “a blood-and-thunder campaign”. Hastily re-edited by director John Huston before its release, with a tacked-on opening voice-over by lead actor Humphrey Bogart and four minutes trimmed from its running time, the movie fell into public domain years ago and has been seen only in this form – until 2017.

A new restoration went back to the original 35mm camera negative, as well as other sources, to re-create the longer version, which has been shown in some venues since February 2017.

And now, Lorre fans in the area of Silver Spring, Maryland, will have the opportunity to enjoy this uncensored version when the AFI Silver Theatre screens Beat the Devil (1954) on July 1, 2, and 3, 2019, as part of its series “United Artists Centennial Retrospective”.

Beat the Devil will be shown on the following days and times ~
  • Monday, July 1 – 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 2 – 7 pm
  • Wednesday, July 3 – 12 noon
Tickets are $13 general admission; $11 for seniors (age 65 and over) and military (with valid ID); and $8 for children (age 12 and under). AFI members, 2-star level and higher, may purchase tickets for $11. Matinee showings – weekdays before 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday before 12 noon – are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as through the AFI Silver website.

The series “United Artists Centennial Retrospective” begins Sunday, June 30, 2019, and runs until Friday, July 12, 2019. The full schedule is available on the AFI Silver Theatre website.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Parking is available in several public parking decks close to the theater. Most convenient is the Wayne Avenue garage, located at 921 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 8 pm on weekdays.

Directions to the cinema, as well as information about parking and public transportation, may be found on the AFI Silver website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the chaotic making of Beat the Devil, the fifth and final movie Peter made with his old pal, Humphrey Bogart.

Working on location in Italy, the two pranksters welcomed celebrity visitors such as George Sanders to the set, played practical jokes on cast-mates, and enjoyed the ping-playing form of co-star Gina Lollabrigida. For Peter, the experience of working on Beat the Devil with Bogart and director John Huston turned back the clock to a happier time and memories of filming The Maltese Falcon (1941).

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.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

June 29, 2019

The Rio Grande Theatre, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, ends its summer classic film series with a showing of The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

The movie begins at 7 pm. Cinema doors open at 6 pm.

Admission is $8 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office or on-line through the cinema’s website.

Built in 1926, the historic Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 Main Street, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Parking is available in the lot behind the cinema, on N. Water Street.

For more information, please call the theater at 575-541-2290.

June 23, 2019

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Accompanies Casablanca

Lorre fans in the area of St. Louis, Missouri, are in for a special treat on Sunday, June 23, 2019, when a showing of Casablanca (1942) is accompanied by a live musical score provided by Norman Huynh conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

The program begins at 2 pm at Powell Hall. Doors open at 1 pm.

Tickets range in price from $27 for Orchestra Rear to $67 for Dress Circle Box. Tickets may be purchased through the SLSO website. On the Casablanca event page, click the "Purchase" button.

Powell Hall is located at 718 North Grand Boulevard, in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis, Missouri.

Parking is available in the Grand Center Blue Lot, directly behind Powell Hall, and located at 3501 Samuel Shepard Drive, in St. Louis, Missouri. The lot may be entered from Delmar Boulevard. More information on parking, as well as directions to the venue, are available on the SLSO website.

For more information, please contact the Powell Hall box-office at 314-534-1700.

June 21, 2019

SiriusXM Birthday Tribute to Peter Lorre

Every week, the Radio Classics channel, broadcast over channel 148 on the SiriusXM radio dial, celebrates actors’ birthdays with special 2-hour programming blocks.

But for a third year, since June 2017, Peter Lorre gets a double dose of “Happy Birthday” wishes from host Greg Bell with two different blocks of Lorre radio programs.

Beginning late Sunday night, June 23, 2019, in the Pacific time zone, and continuing throughout the week, Lorre fans can enjoy eight of Peter’s old-time radio performances.

“Peter Lorre Special” includes two episodes from Peter’s own 13-week summer series Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro” (August 7, 1947) and “Crime and Punishment” (Sept. 25, 1947); an episode of the anthology series Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me” (Aug. 30, 1945); and finally a guest appearance on Jack Benny’s show The Lucky Strike Program, “I Stand Condemned” (Mar. 24, 1946).

“More Peter Lorre B-Day” includes guest appearances on Fred Allen’s show The Texaco Star Theater (Jan. 3, 1943) and Duffy’s Tavern (Oct. 19, 1943), an episode of the anthology series Inner Sanctum, “The Black Seagull” (Mar. 7, 1943), and finally, an episode of Peter’s Armed Forces Radio Services series Mystery Playhouse, “Lady in the Morgue” (Mollé Mystery Theater, May 15, 1945).

The Lorre programs and tributes will air on these dates and times ~

Sunday, June 23 ~
Peter Lorre Special ~
9 pm to 11 pm Pacific
Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro”
Mystery in the Air, “Crime and Punishment”
Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me”
The Lucky Strike Program


Monday, June 24 ~
Peter Lorre Special ~
12 midnight to 2 am Eastern
Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro”
Mystery in the Air, “Crime and Punishment”
Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me”
The Lucky Strike Program

More Peter Lorre B-Day ~
5 am Pacific, 8 am Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum, “The Black Seagull”
Mystery Playhouse, “Lady in the Morgue”


Wednesday, June 26 ~
Peter Lorre Special ~
5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern
Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro”
Mystery in the Air, “Crime and Punishment”
Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me”
The Lucky Strike Program

More Peter Lorre B-Day ~
7 pm Pacific, 10 pm Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum, “The Black Seagull”
Mystery Playhouse, “Lady in the Morgue”

Friday, June 28 ~
More Peter Lorre B-Day ~
11 pm Pacific
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum, “The Black Seagull”
Mystery Playhouse, “Lady in the Morgue”


Saturday, June 29 ~
More Peter Lorre B-Day ~
2 am Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum, “The Black Seagull”
Mystery Playhouse, “Lady in the Morgue”

Peter Lorre Special ~
3 am Pacific, 6 am Eastern
Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro”
Mystery in the Air, “Crime and Punishment”
Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me”
The Lucky Strike Program

The full schedule for the week of Monday, June 24, to Sunday, June 30, 2019, is available on the SiriusXM Radio website.

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM Radio website.

The life and career of Peter Lorre is chronicled in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin, who began his research in the 1970s and interviewed Peter’s brothers Andrew and Francis, his first wife Celia Lovsky, his sister-in-law Barbara through his second wife Karen Verne, his daughter Catherine Lorre, friends, fellow actors, and the directors, producers, and crew who worked with him throughout his career.

These interviews shed light on Peter’s childhood, his early days in theater, his career on film, radio, and television, and his sad final days.

The Appendix of The Lost One includes the most complete list available of Peter’s credits – radio, film, stage, and television.

The Lorre radio programs airing this week in honor of Peter’s birthday are available through many merchants. Many of Peter’s movies, as well as some of his television appearances, are available on DVD.

Published in 2005, 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.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

June 19, 2019

BFI Film Fest Includes Lorre

The British Film Institute, located in London, England, continues its film festival “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: The Weimar Cinema 1919 to 1933” with showings of M (1931), Peter Lorre’s first sound movie.

M will be shown these dates and times ~
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 – 6:15 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 – 6:10 pm
The June 25 showing is sold out, but tickets are still available for the June 20 and June 26 showings.

Admission is open to non-members of the BFI, as well as members. Non-members will be charged a per-ticket booking fee of £1 for each ticket sold, to a maximum of £3 per transaction.

Evening and weekend prices are £10.50 for BFI members, £12.50 for non-members, and £6 for children 16 and under. For senior citizens, students, unwaged and disabled visitors who are also BFI members, admission is £8.20, and for non-members £10.20.

More information about ticket prices may be found on the BFI website.

Tickets may be purchased through the BFI box office, located in the main foyer. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the BFI website. From the page about M, click the “Buy” button. A Booking Fee will be added to all on-line purchases.

The BFI Southbank is located on Belvedere Road, on the South Bank of the Thames in London, England. Directions to the BFI are available on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available at the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre, and Jubilee Gardens. The BFI is also well served by public transportation. The closest underground station is Waterloo. Exit Waterloo by the South Bank exit. More information about public transportation is available on the venue’s website.

June 14, 2019

Casablanca Kicks off Columbus Summer Film Fest

Every summer since 1969, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) presents "Summer Movie Series", the longest-running classic film series in America, and the weekend of Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16, 2019, CAPA begins its 50th series with Casablanca (1942).

Also a treat for movie fans – admission over the opening weekend is 50 cents for all seats.

Casablanca will be shown on these dates and times ~
  • Friday, June 14 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 16 – 2 pm and 7:30 pm
And for 30 minutes before each screening, as well as during the intermission, Clark Wilson will provide musical entertainment at the keys of the "Mighty Morton" theater organ.

Casablanca, as well as all other movies in the summer series, will be shown at the historic Ohio Theatre, located at 39 East State Street, between South 3rd and South High streets, in Columbus, Ohio.

Parking is available in the underground parking lot below the Columbus Statehouse, located at 1 Capitol Square. The Columbus Statehouse is located directly across the street from the Ohio Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, are available on the CAPA website.

The CAPA Summer Movie Series begins Friday, June 14, and runs until Sunday, August 11, 2019. All films in the series will be shown at the Ohio Theatre. The complete schedule is available on the CAPA website.

Also in celebration of CAPA’s 50th year of summer classic films, student filmmakers at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) will present their film, video, and animation shorts every Sunday of the festival before both the 2 pm and the 7:30 pm showings.

Interested in a look behind-the-scenes of the Ohio Theatre? On selected Saturdays, beginning June 15, CAPA will offer free hour-long guided tours, complete with a light show and organ demonstration by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ. The tours begin at 4 pm. Space is limited, and reservations are required. More information is available on the CAPA website.

“Summer Movie Series” ticket strips are now available for the 2019 summer series. A strip of 10 tickets may be purchased for $30 – a savings of $2 per ticket – at the CAPA Ticket Center or through the Ticketmaster website. Ticket Strips may also be ordered by phone – 614-469-0939.

Thomaston Library John Huston Fest Includes Lorre

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library – located in Thomaston, Maine – continues their festival of movies directed by John Huston with Beat the Devil (1954) on Friday, June 14, 2019.

The program begins at 7 pm in Room 200.

Local Thomaston film fan Erika Pfander selects the movies for the library’s “Friday Night Film Series” and provides free, freshly-popped popcorn and light refreshments.

Admission is free for everyone, and donations are cheerfully accepted.

The Thomaston Public Library is located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-354-2453.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Beat the Devil through interviews with cast and crew working on the picture, including director John Huston.

Beat the Devil was the final movie teaming Peter Lorre with his old friend Humphrey Bogart and director Huston. Both Huston and Bogart considered Peter a “good luck charm” and invited him to join the cast for filming on location in Italy, with additional work in England.

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.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

June 11, 2019

Istanbul Museum Screens M

Lorre fans in Istanbul, Turkey, will have an opportunity to catch a screening of M (1931) when the Pera Museum presents Peter’s first sound movie during the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”.

M will be shown on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7 pm, and again on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 9 pm.

M will be shown in German with Turkish subtitles.

The Berlin Film and Television Museum, one of the foremost film museums in Germany, has partnered with the Pera Museum in Turkey on the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”. The series began on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and continues on to Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Admission for each movie is 10 Turkish Lira (TL), reduced museum admission. Tickets may be purchased through Biletix. Admission to the film program is restricted to persons age 19 and older.

The Pera Museum is located at Number 65 Meşrutiyet Cd., in the historic quarter of Tepebaşı in Istanbul, Turkey.

June 7, 2019

Free Lorre Movie in Roanoke

The Grandin Theatre, located in Roanoke, Virginia, will present a free showing of Arsenic and Old Lace on Saturday, June 8, 2019, as part of their monthly “Classic Film Series”.

The movie will begin at 10 am.

Admission is free for everyone.

Opening in 1932, the historic Grandin Theatre is located at 1310 Grandin Road Southwest, in the Grandin Village area of Roanoke, Virginia.

Parking is available in the lot adjoining the Roanoke Co+Op, located at 1319 Grandin Road, across the street from the Grandin Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Grandin website.

For more information, please call the Grandin at 540-345-6377.

June 6, 2019

Dinner with Lorre at Galway Cinema

Lorre fans in the area of Galway, Ireland, may enjoy a special treat on Thursday, June 6, 2019, when Casablanca (1942) will be the classic film featured at the Pálás Cinema’s monthly “Supper Club”.

The Pálás Supper Club begins at 7 pm with dinner at Merrow Restaurant, located on the ground floor of Pálás Cinema. Merrow chefs will create an exclusive menu inspired by the cuisine in Casablanca.

Casablanca follows dinner at 9 pm. Planning to skip dinner and attend the movie only? Tickets for the film are available at Merrow.

Admission to the Supper Club is €30 and includes the meal, a Micil gin and tonic, and admission to the movie.

Reservations are required. Please call 091 394 076 to book a table.

The Pálás Cinema is located at 15 Merchants Road Lower, in Galway, Ireland.

Parking is available in the Park Rite Hynes Yard Car Park, located at 35 Merchants Road. Car park tickets may be validated at the cinema. Please present both your car-park ticket and your movie ticket at the cinema box-office.

More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Pálás website.

May 22, 2019

Casablanca Opens Two Summer Movie Series

Every summer, many movie theaters offer a series of classic films, and this week, Casablanca (1942) will open the season at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Montalban Theatre presents Casablanca on the venue’s rooftop oasis – an open-air cinema with a large screen, projector, noise-cancelling head-phones, freshly popped popcorn, and blankets if the night is chilly.

Doors open at 6 pm, with time to get drinks and dinner at the bar and concession stand, before the movie begins just after sunset, approximately 8 pm.

Tickets range from $18 for a Lounge Seat to $50 for a Love Seat with popcorn. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the venue’s website.

The Montalban Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, in Los Angeles, California.

Parking is available in the Modern Parking Inc lot, located at 1627 Vine Street.

For more information, please call the theater at 323-461-6999.



On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the historic Paramount Theatre, located in Austin, Texas, begins the 44th year of its annual summer classic film festival with Casablanca. The theme – “Crazy in Love”.

The movie, shown in 35mm, will begin at 7:30 pm.

Members of the Paramount Film Fan Club are invited to kick off the annual film fest at a special Opening Night Party, beginning at 6:15 pm. Complimentary beer, wine, and popcorn will be served. And admission to Casablanca is free!

Noah Isenberg, the Chair of UT’s Department of Radio-TV-Film and the author of We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie (W.W. Norton, 2017), will introduce and discuss the movie before the screening begins.

Ticket prices are $12 for Regular admission, with a $1 preservation fee included. Film Fan Club members may attend Casablanca for free.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 712 Congress Avenue, in Austin, Texas.

Parking is available at the One American Center parking garage, located at 600 Congress Avenue, one block from the Paramount. Parking is also available at meters throughout downtown Austin. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, may be found on the Paramount Theatre website.

For more information, please call the Paramount at 512-472-5470.

The summer film festival will run until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The full schedule is available on the Paramount website.

May 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Cinema Presents The Maltese Falcon

Lorre fans in the area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are in for a special treat this weekend when the historic Hollywood Theater presents The Maltese Falcon (1941) in the main auditorium on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2019, as part of their "Hollywood’s Classic Hits" series.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown at 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $6 for all seats. For members of the Theatre Historical Society, admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office or online through the cinema’s website. A nominal booking fee will be charged for each ticket purchased online.

Opening in 1926 as a silent movie house, the Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue, in the Dormont area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Parking is available along Potomac Avenue, as well as many nearby streets. Parking is also available at a public parking lot located at 2921 Glenmore Avenue. The Hollywood Theater is within two blocks of the Potomac T Station. More information about parking and directions is available on the venue’s website.

For more information, please call the Hollywood Theater at 412-564-1225.

May 7, 2019

Lorre-Bogart Movies in Cinemas on May 8

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Lorre fans in Denver, Colorado, and Alameda, California, will have the opportunity to catch Peter with his pal Humphrey Bogart when The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) will be on the screens of two historic cinemas.

In Denver, The Maltese Falcon will be shown at the Mayan Theatre as part of the venue’s Wednesday Classic Film series.

Show times are 2 pm and 7 pm.

Admission is $8.50 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as on-line through the Mayan Theatre website. A nominal fee of $1.50 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

Built in 1930, the Mayan Theatre is located at 110 Broadway, between E. 1st and E. 2nd avenues in the Baker District of Denver, Colorado.

Parking is available in the lot located at 120 Lincoln Street, one block behind the Mayan Theatre. After 5 pm on weekdays, the lot directly behind the cinema is available for parking.

In Alameda, California, Casablanca will be shown at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex as part of the venue’s Spring Classic Film series on Wednesdays.

Show times are 2:25 pm, 4:40 pm, and 7 pm.

Admission for adults is $9 for the 2:25 pm show and $12.50 for the 4:40 pm and 7 pm shows. Admission for military, seniors age 60 and older, and children age 11 and under is $9 for all shows. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as on-line through the Alameda Theatre website. A nominal fee of $1 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

Built in 1932 as the town’s movie palace, the Alameda Theatre is located at 2317 Central Avenue in Alameda, California.

Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Alameda.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the friendship of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart, beginning with The Maltese Falcon, the first movie in which they co-starred. Soon after Casablanca, their third movie together, Peter was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers and came into the most satisfying and lucrative period of his personal and professional life.

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. Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

May 6, 2019

Lorre Radio Play Airs Over SiriusXM

Peter Lorre fans with access to the SiriusXM Radio Radio Classics channel are in for a special treat the week of Monday, May 6, 2019 – Peter’s Suspense episode, “A Moment of Darkness” (Apr. 20, 1943), featured in the programming block When Radio Was.

“A Moment of Darkness” will air these dates and times ~

Monday, May 6, 2019 –
10:30 am Pacific, 1:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, May 9 –
10:30 am Pacific, 1:30 pm Eastern

Sunday, May 12 –
4:30 pm Pacific, 7:30 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

May 1, 2019

Summertime with Lorre Movies on TV

As spring becomes summer, Lorre fans have many movies to look forward to on the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as other channels.

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.



May, 2018

Mary brings a handful of Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies, including some shown only occasionally on the channel.

May 5 (Sun), 6:30 am, Antenna TV – The Jack Benny Program (Jan. 22, 1963). Peter Lorre was a guest on Jack Benny’s radio show several times, but this episode is his first and only guest appearance on Jack’s television show, broadcast over CBS.

May 7 (Tues), 1:30 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, “The Diplomatic Corpse” (Dec. 8, 1957). Peter Lorre makes the first of two appearances on this anthology series, broadcast over CBS.

May 14 (Tues), 4 pm, MeTV – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlass Story" (Mar. 16, 1960). Peter Lorre plays an archaeologist in search of Montezuma's treasure.

May 14 (Tues), 3:30 am, TCM – They Met in Bombay (1941). The TCM primetime theme is “Meet Cute”, featuring movie couples who meet up in a “meet cute” situation. TCM celebrates the cinema "meet cutes" every Tuesday in May, including this “meet cute” between two jewel thieves (Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell) working against each other to steal a fabulous diamond pendant during the Empire Day celebration in Bombay, India. They also meet the equally cute Peter Lorre, who plays Capt. Chang, skipper of the freighter Lotus Lilly – and who agrees to take the escaping duo to Hong Kong, for a price.

May 16 (Thurs), 8 pm, TCM – Hollywood Canteen (1944). The primetime theme is "Women on the Homefront", tonight featuring movies celebrating :The War Effort". Like many actors during the war years in Hollywood, Peter happily volunteered his time at the famous Hollywood Canteen. Here, he teams with Sydney Greenstreet as themselves, playing off their sinister screen images as they help singer Patty Andrews escape from a hopeless dance partner. Lynne Olson, author and World War 2 historian, joins TCM host Ben Mankiewitz at the WW2 Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

May 31 (Fri), 12:45 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). The daytime theme is “30s Horrors”, including Peter Lorre’s first American film.



June, 2019

June brings only a couple of Lorre movies to the TCM schedule.

June 7 (Fri), 2:30 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). The daytime theme is "Original and Remake" – not quite correct in this case, since the movie airing before The Maltese Falcon (1941) is itself a remake of the classic mystery novel – Satan Met a Lady (1936) at 1 pm, with Bette Davis and Warren William in a comic take on the detective film.

June 21 (Fri), 1:30 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "Man From the South" (Mar. 13, 1960).

June 24 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). TCM's daytime theme is "On the Road", and The Big Circus is the story of a traveling circus whose players contend with calamities as well as sabotage on the road.



July, 2019

July brings a handful of Lorre movies, including films shown frequently on the Turner Classic Movies channel.

July 3 (Wed), 1:30 am, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

July 11 (Thurs), 1:45 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). The daytime theme is "Dressed by Orry-Kelly". Orry-Kelly was the professional name of Orry George Kelly, an Australian costume designer who dressed many Warner Bros. actresses between 1932 and 144, including Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

July 23 (Tues), 3:30 pm, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). TCM salutes Rhonda Fleming, including this Irwin Allen-directed movie set in a traveling 3-ring circus. Fleming plays a publicist trying to help keep the circus afloat, while Peter performs in and out of clown make-up.



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!

April 25, 2019

The Maltese Falcon on SiriusXM Schedule

Peter Lorre’s old-time radio performances don’t receive much play on SiriusXM Radio’s Radio Classics channel, but when they do, it’s a special treat for Lorre fans to hear over a radio an appearance as it might have been broadcast when it originally aired.

During the week of Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater episode, “The Maltese Falcon”, will air these dates and times over Radio Classics, Channel 148 on the Sirius XM radio dial ~

Monday, April 29, 2019 –
8 pm Pacific, 11 pm Eastern

Wednesday, May 1 –
2 am Pacific, 5 am Eastern

Friday, May 3 –
2 pm Pacific, 5 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater originally aired “The Maltese Falcon” on Sept. 20, 1943. In this adaptation of the classic 1941 movie, Peter Lorre appeared with his fellow cast-mates Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet in the roles they created onscreen.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses Peter Lorre’s career on radio. The appendix of The Lost One lists Peter’s complete-to-date radio credits.

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.

April 22, 2019

Sirius XM Schedule Includes Two Lorre Programs

During the week of Apr. 22 to Apr. 28, 2019, the Radio Classics channel – Channel 148 on the SiriusXM radio dial – will air two Lorre-hosted episodes of Mystery Playhouse, both of which aired originally as episodes of the Mollé Mystery Theatre.

"Nightmare" (Nov. 28, 1944) will air these dates and times ~

Monday, April 22, 2019 –
9:30 pm Pacific

Tuesday, April 23 –
12:30 am Eastern

Thursday, April 25 –
7:30 am Pacific, 10:30 am Eastern

Sunday, April 28 –
1:30 pm Pacific, 4:30 pm EST

"Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" (Feb. 27, 1945) will air these dates and times ~

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 –
8:30 pm Pacific, 11:30 pm Eastern

Friday, April 26 –
4:30 pm Pacific, 7:30 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses Peter Lorre’s career on radio. Mystery Playhouse was an Armed Forces Radio Services (AFRS) series that rebroadcast episodes originally airing on mystery and suspense series such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. North, The Whistler, and Mollé Mystery Theatre. Commercials were edited out of these episodes, and a new opening and closing was recorded specially for Mystery Playhouse. These new Mystery Playhouse episodes were then shipped out on vinyl records to American military bases around the world for the entertainment of men and women serving during World War II.

Peter was one of several hosts of the Mystery Playhouse series. He would frequently greet the audience with “Hello, Kreeps!” and introduce the program with his characteristic dry sense of humor. A visit to the Green Room to preview the next installment would typically end the program, as Peter "closed the doors of the Mystery Playhouse" and bid the audience "Good night. Sleep tight!"

The appendix of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre lists Peter’s radio credits, including the Mystery Playhouse episodes he is known to have hosted.

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.

Moto Movie Scheduled for Syracuse Cinephile Society

The Syracuse Cinephile Society continues their 2019 Spring Season of classic movies with a mystery double-feature on Monday, April 22, 2019 – The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) and Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937), the first in a series of eight films in which Peter Lorre played intrepid Japanese detective Mr. Moto.

All films in the series are shown at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, located at 689 North Clinton Street in Syracuse, New York. Parking is available in the lot beside the restaurant.

Directions to the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant are available on the Cinephile Society's website.

The program begins at 7:30 pm, but attendees who plan to come for dinner are recommended to arrive no later than 6:15 pm, in order to finish dinner by 7:30 pm.

Admission to the Syracuse Cinephile Society event is $3 for Cinephile members, and $3.50 for non-members. Annual membership in the Syracuse Cinephile Society may be purchased for $5.

The 2019 Spring Schedule began on Monday, Mar. 18, and will run until Monday, June 24, 2019. The full schedule for the Monday Night Series is available on the Syracuse Cinephile Society website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of the Mr. Moto series, including interviews with Harvey Parry, who doubled for Peter on stunts throughout the Moto series, as well as several movies at Warner Bros. in the 1940s; and Norman Foster, who directed Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) and five other Moto films.

Although initially interested in playing the intrepid – and globe-trotting – Japanese importer for whom detecting is a hobby, Peter soon grew of the character. Continually addressed as "Mr. Moto" by the public, playing Mr. Moto in sketches on the radio variety series of the late 1930s, and getting few opportunities to appear in non-Moto projects at 20th Century-Fox all added to Peter’s disappointment with the series.

In 2006 and 2007, 20th Century-Fox remastered and restored all eight of the Moto films, hired John Cork and his production company Cloverland to produce a unique documentary – including interviews with Stephen Youngkin – for each movie, and released the series in two DVD box-sets with additional extras.

Purchase Mr. Moto, Volume 1, from Amazon.

Purchase Mr. Moto, Volume 2, from Amazon.

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.

April 13, 2019

Mad Love at TCM Film Fest 2019

The theme of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival is “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies”, and Lorre fans attending the annual fest are in for a special treat – a showing of Mad Love (1935) in the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Special guest Bill Hader will host the film, which begins at 9:15 am.

Although Festival Passes are no longer available, individual tickets for Mad Love may be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre for $20. Students with a valid Student ID may purchase a ticket for $10.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Parking is available in several lots near Hollywood Boulevard. One of the largest in the area is the Hollywood and Highland lot, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, with entrances on Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. More information about the Hollywood and Highland lot is available on the parking lot’s website.

Now in its 10th year, the TCM Classic Film Festival runs from Thursday, April 11, to Sunday, April 14, 2019. The full schedule is available on the festival website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Mad Love, Peter’s first American film.

“Magnificent Obsessions” is the TCM festival’s category for Mad Love – and appropriate, as the movie tells the story of Dr. Gogol (Peter Lorre), a brilliant European surgeon who heals crippled children and soldiers disfigured in war, and his love from afar of the actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake), who appears nightly on the stage of the Theater of Horrors in Paris, France.

Disappointed to discover Yvonne is married, Dr. Gogol nevertheless has an opportunity to ingratiate himself with her when her husband Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive) is injured in a train wreck. Dr. Gogol replaces Stephen’s crushed hands with those of an executed knife-throwing murderer Rollo (Edward Brophy) – with unexpected results.

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.

April 11, 2019

Sirius XM Salutes Lorre Co-Star Harry Morgan

Every week, old-time radio host Greg Bell celebrates actors’ birthdays on his Sirius XM Radio channel Radio Classics. He salutes Peter Lorre's birthday the week of June 26 with a "Love for Laszlo" two-hour block of four of Peter's radio shows.

And the week of April 8 to 14, 2019, Peter's co-star Harry Morgan gets the birthday star treatment with four programs – two episodes of Mystery in the Air, “The Queen of Spades” (Sept. 11, 1947) and "The Black Cat" (Sept. 18, 1947) ; followed by two episodes of This Is Your FBI, "Floating Stickup" (Dec. 8, 1950) and "Backstage Shakedown" (Nov. 10, 1950).

The Morgan tribute will air these dates and times –

Sunday, April 7, 2019 ~
9 pm Pacific

Monday, April 8, 2019 ~
12 midnight Eastern

Wednesday, April 10 ~
5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern

Saturday, April 13 ~
3 am Pacific, 6 am Eastern

Satellite radio providers Sirius and XM air Radio Classics over channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the Sirius XM radio website.

As "The Voice of Mystery", Harry Morgan acted as narrator on Peter Lorre’s radio series Mystery in the Air, a replacement series for The Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Show in the summer of 1947.

Mystery in the Air presented tales of suspense "culled from the four corners of world literature", adapted from such famous tales as Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat", as well as original radio dramas.

Morgan hosted all 13 episodes, beginning with "The Tell-Tale Heart" on July 3 and continuing to the final program, "Crime and Punishment", adapted from Peter's 1935 Columbia Studios film, on Sept. 25, 1947.

In the image above, Morgan (in black suit) stands, looking over Hans Conried's shoulder at his script, with Peter Lorre at the microphone.

On March 14, 1979, author Stephen Youngkin took an interview with Harry Morgan for his Lorre biography, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, published in September, 2005, through University Press of Kentucky. Morgan recalled working with Lorre on Mystery in the Air, describing the intensity of Peter's performances as he played to the microphone, not the studio audience.

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.

April 6, 2019

Kent Film Series Includes Double Confession

Lorre fans in the area of Deal – in Kent, England – will be treated to a rare showing of Double Confession (1950) this weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI).

Teaming up with the SKY channel Talking Pictures TV, Kent MOMI will show four classic British films, beginning Friday, March 29, and running until Sunday, April 21, 2019. The full schedule is available on the MOMI website.

Double Confession will be shown Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, 2019, beginning at 6 pm each night.

Admission to the movies is free with the purchase of a ticket to MOMI. Tickets to the museum are £5.50 for adults and £4 for concessions and U16.

The Kent Museum of the Moving Image is located at 41 Stanhope Road, in Deal, Kent. Directions, as well as information about parking and public transportation, are available on the MOMI website.

Long thought lost, Double Confession was for many years on the British Film Institute’s list of “The 75 Most Wanted” movies. But in 2013, Renown Pictures Ltd released the movie to all-regions DVD from a pristine 35mm print.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Double Confession, including an interview with the film’s director Ken Annakin.

The experience was not a happy one for Peter Lorre, who worked on the movie during a dark time in his personal life and his career.

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.