August 4, 2022

Film Foundation Offers Virtual Lorre Screening

Lorre fans with an internet connection can enjoy a free virtual screening online of The Chase (1946), followed by Detour (1945), when The Film Foundation opens “The Restoration Screening Room” with a double-feature of restored prints on Monday, August 8, 2022.

The program begins at 7 pm, local time. Live chat will be open during the screening. The presentation, including special features about the films and the restoration process, will take place during a 24-hour window.

Viewers may register for the screening through the Restoration Screening Room website.


Famed director Martin Scorsese founded the non-profit Film Foundation to preserve cinema. On the second Monday of every month, the Foundation opens the virtual theater, available through any web browser, to programs on restored classic, silent, and independent movies and documentaries from around the world.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive restored The Chase from a 35mm nitrate composite duplicate negative from a collector in France, and dupe picture and track negatives from MGM. Combining these incomplete elements, UCLA used digital tools to restore a short section of the movie.

The restored print of The Chase is also available on Blu-Ray, with audio commentary by filmmaker Guy Maddin.

August 3, 2022

Lorre on TV in August 2022

Every August, the Turner Classic Movies channel airs the "Summer Under the Stars" festival, devoting each day to a particular actor. This year, only one actor's day includes a Lorre film.

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, 2022

"Summer Under the Stars" with Lorre on the Turner Classic Movies channel – as well as many other TV channels.

Aug 5 (Fri), 6 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Aug 5 (Fri), 7 am, Antenna TV Channel – The Jack Benny Program (CBS, Jan. 22, 1963). Peter Lorre guest-stars as a killer who has a plastic surgeon change his face to look like Jack Benny's.

Aug 20 (Sat), 7:15 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940). Joan Crawford is the star today, and her line-up includes the only movie she made with Peter Lorre.


Sneak Peek at September, 2022

Peter Lorre's closest friend Humphrey Bogart is TCM's "Star of the Month", and all four of the movies they made together at Warner Bros. will be shown, as well as several other Lorre films.

Sept 1 (Thurs), TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). The primetime theme is "Bogie and Huston", including the classic hard-boiled detective film that introduced Peter to Bogart.

Sept 4 (Sun), TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

Sept 8 (Thurs), TCM – All Through the Night (1942). The primetime theme is "Super Sleuth", and in their second on-screen pairing, Bogart plays a "Broadway bigshot" in search of the murderer of a family friend and soon gets mixed up with Nazis led by Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre.

Sept 15 (Thurs), TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944).

Sept 16 (Fri), TCM – Silk Stockings (1957). TCM celebrates the 100th birthday of Janis Paige.

Sept 17 (Sat), TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Sept 21 (Wed), TCM – Hollywood Canteen (1944).

Sept 22 (Thurs), TCM – Casablanca (1942).





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!

July 1, 2022

Lorre Movies in July 2022

July brings many Peter Lorre movies 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.


July, 2022

Summer with Lorre on the Turner Classic Movies channel – as well as many other TV channels.

July 1 (Fri), 6 am, Movies! Network – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

July 3 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

July 3 (Sun), 2 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

July 4 (Mon), 2:15 am, Movies! Network – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

July 9 (Sat), 1:15 am, Movies! Network – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

July 10 (Sun), 10 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

July 11 (Mon), 7:40 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

July 15 (Fri), 4 pm, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). The TCM daytime theme is "Send in the Clowns", including The Big Circus, in which Peter plays "Skeeter the Clown".

July 17 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940).

July 17 (Sun), 9 am, Family Entertainment TV channel (FETV) – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlass Story" (NBC, Mar. 16, 1960).

July 19 (Tues), 4:45 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). "Based on Jules Verne" is the daytime theme, including the all-star globe-trotting extravaganza about the Victorian gentleman (David Niven) who bets he can travel around the world in 80 days.

July 22 (Fri), 7:40 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

July 23 (Sat), 6 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

July 24 (Sun), 2:05 pm, Movies! Network – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

July 26 (Tues), 12:15 pm, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940). "Stranger Danger" is the daytime theme for a day of movies involving strangers, including Peter Lorre as the title character in this early film noir picture.

July 30 (Sat), 12:15 am, Canadian TCM – You'll Find Out (1940). Lorre fans in Canada get a musical treat when Eddie Muller presents this Kay Kyser horror-romp in place of Raw Deal (1948) on Noir Alley.

July 31 (Sun), 10 am pm, Canadian TCM – You'll Find Out (1940). Missed Noir Alley on Saturday night? The feature is repeated Sunday morning.


Sneak Peek at August, 2022

TCM presents its annual "Summer Under the Stars" festival, and although Peter is not given a "Day", some of the actors he worked with will be honored.

Aug 20 (Sat), TCM – Strange Cargo (1940).




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!

June 20, 2022

Happy Birthday, Peter Lorre!


Broadcast over channel 148 on the SiriusXM radio dial, the Radio Classics channel presents its annual birthday tribute to Peter Lorre with special 2-hour programming blocks. And for a fourth year, since June 2017, Peter gets a double dose of “Happy Birthday” wishes from host Greg Bell with two different blocks of Lorre radio programs.

“Peter Lorre Birthday (1)” 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 Mysteries, “The Black Seagull” (Mar. 7, 1943); and finally, an episode of Suspense, “Of Maestro and Man” (July 20, 1944).

“Peter Lorre Birthday (2)” 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).

And in between the programs, Greg Bell offers tidbits of information about Peter's life and career.

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

Monday, June 20 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (1) ~
9 pm Pacific
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, “The Black Seagull”
Suspense, “Of Maestro and Man”


Tuesday, June 21 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (1) ~
12 midnight Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, “The Black Seagull”
Suspense, “Of Maestro and Man”


Wednesday, June 22 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (2) ~
11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern
Mystery in the Air, “The Marvelous Barastro”
Mystery in the Air, “Crime and Punishment”
Suspense, “Nobody Loves Me”
The Lucky Strike Program


Thursday, June 23 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (1) ~
7 am Pacific, 10 am Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, “The Black Seagull”
Suspense, “Of Maestro and Man”


Peter Lorre Birthday (2) ~
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


Friday, June 24 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (2) ~
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


Sunday, June 26 ~
Peter Lorre Birthday (1) ~
1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern
The Texaco Star Theater
Duffy’s Tavern
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, “The Black Seagull”
Suspense, “Of Maestro and Man”


Peter Lorre Birthday (2) ~
7 pm Pacific, 10 pm 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 20, to Sunday, June 26, 2022, is available on Greg Bell’s website.

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet or through the SiriusXM app on a Smart Phone or Smart Speaker. 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 birth on June 26, 1904, his 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 Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from many brick-and-mortar shops, as well as these online merchants ~

June 17, 2022

George Eastman House Screens Disney Classic


On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the George Eastman House will screen in 35mm the Walt Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), co-starring Peter Lorre with Kirk Douglas, James Mason, and Paul Lukas.

The program begins at 7:30 pm in the Dryden Theatre.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for Museum members; and $5 for children, as well as students with ID. Admission is free for active-duty military and their families, and SNAP and EBT card-holders and their families. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box-office, which opens 45 minutes before a given screening.

Tickets may also be purchased online through the theater website. Click the “Buy Tickets” button on the website, then scroll to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and click the “Purchase” button. A nominal fee to benefit the George Eastman House will be charged for each online ticket order.

As per CDC and New York State guidelines, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks are required in the Dryden Theatre. More information about requirements is available on the George Eastman website.

The Dryden Theatre is located at 900 East Avenue, within the George Eastman House, in Rochester, New York. The George Eastman House is served by public transportation. A PDF map of the theater’s location is available at the George Eastman House website.

Free parking is available at the George Eastman House. Visitors may enter the museum grounds by the East Avenue entrance adjoining the parking lot.

June 12, 2022

Seniors Movie Day Features Lorre Comedy


The Bob Hope / Peter Lorre comedy classic My Favorite Brunette (1947) is the Movie Club feature at the Crossville, Tennessee, senior center on Tuesday, June 13, 2022.

The program begins at 2 pm.

Movie Day is held on the second Monday of every month at the Senior Citizens of Cumberland County, also known as the 127 Senior Center. Movie suggestions are welcome!

The Senior Citizens of Cumberland County, also known as the 127 Senior Center, is located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127) in Crossville, Tennessee. Parking is available in the senior center’s parking lot.

For more information, please call the Senior Citizens of Cumberland County at 931-484-2547.

June 6, 2022

Lorre Movies in June 2022

June 26 is the 118th anniversary of Peter Lorre's birthday in 1904, but this month, no Lorre movies will be shown on the Turner Classic Movies channel. As other channels schedule Peter's movies, they will be posted here.

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.


June, 2022

It's a rare month that the Turner Classic Movies channel does not run at least one Lorre film. Other channels have scheduled some.

June 7 (Tues), 9:50 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

June 8 (Wed), 7:15 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

June 15 (Thurs), 3:40 pm, Movies! Network – The Chase (1946). Peter plays Gino, bodyguard to a ganster (Steve Cochran) whose beautiful wife (Michele Morgans) escapes to Cuba with the chauffeur (Bob Cummings).

June 16 (Thurs), 1:35 am, MeTV channel – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "The Diplomatic Corpse" (CBS, Dec. 8, 1957).

June 28 (Tues), 7:20 am, Talking Pictures TVCasbah (1947). Peter Lorre plays Inspector Slimane, who pursues the infamous Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) in the Casbah. Shown on the British television channel Talking Pictures TV.

June 28 (Tues), 10 am, Talking Pictures TVDouble Confession (1950). Shown on the British television channel Talking Pictures TV.


Sneak Peek at July, 2022

A quick look at Lorre movies in July on TCM.

July 3 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

July 3 (Sun), 2 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

July 15 (Fri), 4 pm, TCM – The Big Circus (1959).

July 17 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940).

July 19 (Tues), 4:45 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

July 26 (Tues), 12:15 pm, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).





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!

June 1, 2022

Summer Film Fests Feature Casablanca

Beginning in the month of June, many movie theaters add classic movies to their schedules, and this month, Casablanca (1942) will kick off many of these festivals.

In the pivotal role of Ugarte, provider of exit visas to those desperate to leave Casablanca – and murderer of two German couriers – Peter Lorre gets the action going by leaving with his friend Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) two valuable letters of transit he intends to sell to escaping freedom fighter Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman).

And although limited to only a few scenes, Peter is always a treat to watch in a movie theater, including these ~
  • Lafayette Library – Lafayette, California
  • Redford Theatre – Detroit, Michigan
  • Castro Theater – San Francisco, California
  • Old Town Music Hall – El Segundo, California


Lafayette Library ~ The Lafayette Library, located in Lafayette, California, is the venue for the series “From Europe With Film”, which honors three Jewish directors who immigrated from Europe.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the program begins with a showing of Casablanca, hosted by historian Lynne Thorner and Erik Preminger, the son of director Otto Preminger.

The film will be begin at 1 pm in the Lafayette Library, located in the Don Tatzin Community Hall.

Admission is $5 for everyone. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online through the East Bay Jewish Film website. Masks are required inside the library.

The library is located at 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, California. Parking is available in the lot adjoining the library.

On Tuesday, June 7, Lynne Thorner will present a “deconstruction” of Casablanca, discussing what makes the film work. The program begins at 2 pm and will be conducted online through Zoom.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online through the East Bay Jewish Film website. An hour before the program begins, the link to the Zoom event will be eMailed to all participants.

More information is available on the East Bay Jewish Film website.



Redford Theatre ~ Originally built in the 1920s for silent movies, the Redford Theatre, located in Detroit, Michigan, will screen Casablanca over their “Love is Forever Weekend”, June 3 and 4, 2022.

On Saturday, June 3, the movie will be shown at 8 pm. On Sunday, June 4, Casablanca will be shown at 2 pm. Masks are recommended, but not required.

Tickets are $5 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as online through the cinema’s website. A nominal fee will be added to each ticket purchased online.

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road, just north of Grand River Avenue, in Detroit, Michigan. For more information, please call the cinema at 313-537-2560.



Castro Theatre ~ The historic Castro Theatre, located in San Francisco, California, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a decade-by-decade selection of movies. The festival will run from Saturday, June 3, to Sunday, June 12, 2022. Most shows will be preceded by a live performance by the cinema’s own David Hegarty on the Castro’s organ.

Casablanca will be shown at 9:30 pm on Sunday, June 5, during the “Decade of the 1940s”.

Admission to Casablanca is $18 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office or online through the venue’s website. A nominal fee will be added to each ticket purchased online.

The Castro Theatre is located at 429 Castro Street in San Francisco, California. More information, including the full schedule, is available on the cinema’s website.



Old Town Music Hall ~ The Old Town Music Hall, located in El Segundo, California, will screen Casablanca over the weekend of June 11 and 12, 2022.

On Saturday, June 11, show times are 2:30 pm and 7 pm. On Sunday, June 12, show time is 2:30 pm only.

Admission is $12 for regular tickets, $10 for seniors (62 and older). Tickets and seat selection may be purchased online through the Music Hall website.

The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street in El Segundo, California, near the Los Angeles International Airport. More information is available on the cinema’s website.



Happy summer!

May 6, 2022

Library Movie Schedule Includes Lorre

As part of their film series “Silver Screen Classic Movies”, the Auburn Public Library, located in Auburn, California, will present Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), starring Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond, Massey, and many more, on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The film will be shown at 12 noon, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm in the Beecher Room.

The program is free, and anyone may attend.

The Auburn Public Library is located at 175 Almond Street in Auburn, California.

Parking is available on the street near the library.

The “Silver Screen Classic Movies” series is shown the first Saturday of each month at the Auburn Public Library. The schedule for 2022 is available on the library’s website.

More information about the library is available on the Placer County website.

May 1, 2022

Lorre Movies in May 2022

May begins with a handful of Peter Lorre movies on the Turner Classic Movies channel, and other channels – plus some of Peter's television appearances.

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, 2022

This month, the Turner Classic Movies channel takes viewers "around the world in 80 movies", including a few co-starring Peter.

May 3 (Tues), 8:15 am, Turner Classic Movies channel – Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). TCM turns the spotlight on "The Americas" in this month's filmic journey "Around the World in 80 Movies", including a stop in Las Vegas and a cameo with Peter Lorre at the blackjack table.

May 3 (Tues), 11:20 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

May 17 (Tues), 4:45 am, TCM – Casablanca (1942). Continuing the journey "Around the World in 80 Movies", TCM turns the spotlight on "Africa", including a stop in Casablanca, with Peter Lorre as a dealer in black market exit visas.

May 18 (Wed), 11:30 am, TCM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). TCM celebrates the birthday of director Frank Capra, including this comedy classic about two elderly sisters in Brooklyn who serve poisoned elderberry wine to elderly single gentlemen.

May 20 (Fri), 11:55 am, Starz Encore – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlass Story" (NBC, Mar. 16, 1960). Peter plays the Alexander Portlass, a British professor in search of Montezuma's treature.

May 21 (Sat), 11 am, MeTV channel – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlass Story" (NBC, Mar. 16, 1960).

May 25 (Wed), 7 am, Antenna TV channel – The Jack Benny Program (CBS, Jan. 22, 1963).




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!