November 1, 2015

Peter Lorre on TV in Winter, 2015

Lorre fans move into the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah with many Peter Lorre movies on television and Turner Classic Movies.

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.

November, 2015

November begins with one of Peter’s favorite movies and continues with Lorre films on the MGM HD channel and the Fox Movie Channel.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 2:30 pm, MGM HD channel – Tales of Terror (1962). The MGM HD channel salutes the Day of the Dead with a film festival of horror movies adapted from or inspired by Edgar Allan Poe stories and directed by Roger Corman.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 8 pm, Turner Classic Movies channel – Crime and Punishment (1935). A “Dostoyevsky Double Feature” includes Peter’s second American film, a movie he later called one of his favorites.

Nov. 1 (Sun), 2:40 am, MGM HD channel – The Raven (1963). The “Day of the Dead” festival continues with this horror-comedy starring Peter with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, as well as a young Jack Nicholson.

Nov. 10 (Tues), 7:20 am, Fox Movie Channel – I Was an Adventuress (1940). Peter Lorre plays Polo, the kleptomaniac partner of a trio of jewel thieves operating on the French Riviera.

Nov. 10 (Tues), 5:40 am, Movies! Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Nov. 15 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944). As Marius, the clever pickpocket and safecracker imprisoned in the French penal colony at Cayenne, Peter made his final movie with Humphrey Bogart while under contract to Warner Bros.

December, 2015

The year 2015 ends with a couple of Peter Lorre movies on the Turner Classic Movies schedule.

Dec. 15 (Tues), 6 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). "Under the Big Top" is the daytime theme today, and a day of movies with a circus setting includes this Irwin Allen film, featuring Peter Lorre as a clown called “Skeeter”.

Dec. 16 (Wed), 8:45 am, Turner Classic Movies channel – Crime and Punishment (1935). The daytime theme today is "Crime and Punishment", including Peter's second American movie, adapted from Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name.

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 is available in the book’s Appendix. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-back and soft-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

Happy viewing!

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