December 27, 2019

Happy Birthday, Sydney Greenstreet, from Turner Classic Movies

The Turner Classic Movies channel often celebrates actors’ birthdays with a day-long marathon featuring that star. On Friday, December 27, 2019, Sydney Greenstreet fans can tune into the channel for a day of Greenstreet movies, beginning at 6 am Eastern.

And since Peter Lorre was his frequent co-star, Lorre fans can enjoy the day, too, beginning at 6 am with The Verdict (1946), their final movie together.

Here’s the full schedule ~
  • The Verdict (1946) – 6 am
  • Passage to Marseille (1944) – 7:30 am
  • Background to Danger (1943) – 9:30 am
  • Flamingo Road (1949) – 11 am
  • Pillow to Post (1945) – 12:45 am
  • The Hucksters (1947) – 2:30 pm
  • Conflict (1945) – 4:30 pm
  • Casablanca (1942) – 6:15 pm
In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen Youngkin discusses the on-screen partnership of Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet through their nine movies at Warner Bros., beginning with The Maltese Falcon in 1941 to The Verdict in 1946.

Though they did not socialize outside of the studio, each actor appreciated the other’s talent. Peter called Sydney G. "The Old Man". And Sydney called Peter L. "Puck".

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.