July 26, 2011

The Constant Nymph Comes to TCM in September, 2011

Peter Lorre fans have something very special to look forward to next month.

Newly-restored and freed from years of legal limbo, The Constant Nymph (1943) will make its Turner Classic Movies channel debut on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 8 pm EST.

The film kicks off an evening of movies in tribute to the Library of Congress Film Archive – including Baby Face (1933) and Two Heads on a Pillow (1934).

No word yet on The Constant Nymph coming to DVD.

July 10, 2011

Casablanca by Moonlight in Albany, Oregon, July 22

The Albany Downtown Association’s “Movies by Moonlight” returns this month for a ninth summer of classic movies projected outdoors on the back wall of the Eagles Club, located at 127 Broadalbin Street NW, in Albany, Oregon.

Preceding each of the seven films in the series will be a classic cartoon, plus an installment of the 1937 serial Dick Tracy. Casablanca (1942) is the featured attraction on July 22, 2011.

The program begins at dusk, approximately 9 pm. Admission is free. Popcorn, ice cream, soda, and water will be available for purchase.

Parking is available in the lot behind Cappies Brewhouse, 211 First Avenue West.

“Movies by Moonlight” is sponsored by Pizza King, the Pix Theater, Cappie’s Brewhouse, and Pacific Power. The complete film schedule may be found on the Albany Downtown Association’s website.

Casablanca was the third film Peter Lorre made with his off-screen buddy Humphrey Bogart. They would make one more film together at Warner Bros – Passage to Marseille (1944) – before Peter would leave the studio in 1946.

The making of Casablanca is chronicled in the authorized Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen D. Youngkin. Now available on the Kindle and Nook, The Lost One will soon be released in a soft-bound edition.