January 2, 2021

Kick Off 2021 with Lorre on TV

January 2021 is the start of a new year filled with Peter Lorre films 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.

January, 2021

Jan. 4 (Mon), 11:23 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Jan. 5 (Tues), 9:23 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Jan. 5 (Tues), 10 pm, Turner Classic Movies – The Maltese Falcon (1941). Every Tuesday in January, TCM salutes the Hollywood studio system from the 1920s to the 1960s. The primetime theme tonight is “Warner Bros.”, with The Maltese Falcon, Peter Lorre’s first movie with the studio he became most associated with during his long career.

Jan. 8 (Fri), 12:45 am, ScreenPix Action channel – The Raven (1963). In this horror-comedy from American International Pictures, Peter Lorre plays the title character, a wizard turned into a raven by an evil sorcerer (Boris Karloff) and rescued by a good magician (Vincent Price).

Jan. 9 (Sat), 4 pm, ScreenPix Action channel – The Raven (1963).

Jan. 9 (Sat), 8 pm, MeTV channel – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). Horror film host Svengoolie presents the final movie Peter worked on at Warner Bros. – a Gothic horror set in the late 1880s at an Italian villa owned by a reclusive pianist (Victor Francen) who dies in an accident, but whose hand is apparently running loose and wreaking havoc on those who oppose the pianist’s last will and testament.

Sneak Peek at February, 2021

Feb. 1 (Mon), 6 pm, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940). The daytime theme celebrates the birthday of Clark Gable, including the first of two movies the actor made with Peter Lorre.

Feb. 12 (Fri), 8 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1940). The primetime theme is “TCM Romantic Weekend Getaway”, and with Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday, Feb. 14, celebrate your "Lorre Love" with the movie that led to a Warner Bros. contract for Peter.

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 many brick-and-mortar shops, as well as these online merchants ~ Happy viewing!

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