January 2, 2016

TCM’s Robert Osborne Hosts Lorre Film in Gettysburg, Feb. 13

Peter Lorre fans in the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, area will be in a for a special treat this coming Valentine’s Day weekend – Robert Osborne, long-time host of the Turner Classic Movies channel, will present a special showing of Casablanca (1942) at the Majestic Theater on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.

Mr. Osborne will discuss with Majestic Founding Executive Director Jeffrey Gabel, the important role movie theaters have played in America’s small towns such as Gettysburg. In 2016, the Majestic celebrates its 90th anniversary as Gettysburg’s local cinema, beginning with silent movies in 1926 and moving on to sound features, many Peter Lorre films, including Casablanca, among them.

The program begins at 7:30 pm.

Admission is $25 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the Majestic’s box office in person or by calling (717) 337-8200 during regular business hours, Monday rough Saturday, noon to 7:30 pm.

Tickets may also be purchased online through the Majestic website. Click the “Buy Tickets” link and locate “Robert Osborne and Casablanca”. A nominal fee will be charged for all tickets booked online.

The Majestic Theater is located at 25 Carlisle Street, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Parking is available in the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage, located in E. Racehorse Alley, directly behind the Majestic Theater. More information on parking, as well as directions to the Majestic, is available on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please call the Majestic Theater at (717) 337-8200.

In March of 2006, Robert Osborne shared his thoughts on the authorized Lorre biography – “What I read most of the time are biographies. I don't read fiction because I feel I get enough fiction from the movies I see . . . There's also a wonderful one out now on Peter Lorre: The Lost One by Stephen D. Youngkin.”

Mr. Osborne’s review is one of many in the “Critics Are Saying” section of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre website.

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

Peter Lorre in the New Year, 2016

Lorre fans move into 2016 with a number of 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.

January, 2016

Kick off the New Year with these Lorre films!

Jan. 3 (Sun), 2 pm, Movies! Network channelBeat the Devil (1954). The Movies! Network has scheduled several times in January the last movie Peter made with his old pal Humphrey Bogart, filmed on location in Italy.

Jan. 8 (Fri), 3:45 pm, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Jan. 11 (Mon), 1:10 pm, Fox Movie channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Jan. 12 (Tues), 11:15 am, Fox Movie Channel – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Jan. 14 (Thurs), 10:10 pm and 2:20 am, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Jan. 28 (Thurs), 1 am, Turner Classic Movies channelAround the World in 80 Days (1957). TCM shines its January spotlight on Art Director William Cameron Menzies, including a showing of this all-star extravaganza directed by Michael Todd. Playing on his fame as the Japanese detective Mr. Moto, Peter plays a Japanese steward on a ship bound for Yokohama and Shanghai.

February, 2016

In February, TCM’s annual “30 Days of Oscar” festival begins, running into the beginning of March. Although Peter never won an Oscar – was never even nominated for an Oscar – many of the movies he appeared in were both Oscar-winners and Oscar-nominated.

Feb. 14 (Sun), 8 pm, TCMCasablanca (1942). Winner of several Oscars for 1943, its official Year of Release, including Best Picture.

Feb. 19 (Fri), 11 am, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). Nominated for several Oscars for 1941, including Best Picture.

Feb. 23 (Tues), 1:30 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943). Joan Fontaine was nominated for “Best Actress”, but lost to Jennifer Jones and The Song of Bernadette.

March, 2016

TCM’s “30 Days of Oscar” fest concludes with a final Oscar-winning Lorre movie, before returning to their usual schedule – as well as a special trip to the Disney Vaults.

Mar. 2 (Wed), 3:30 am, TCMAround the World in 80 Days (1957). Winner of the Oscar for “Best Picture of 1957”.

Mar. 4 (Fri), 10:30 pm and 3:15 am, GetTV – Beat the Devil (1954). Peter's final movie with pal Humphrey Bogart and director John Huston.

Mar. 7 (Mon), 2 am, GetTV – Beat the Devil (1954).

Mar. 7 (Mon), 8 am, Movies! TV Network – Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939).

Mar. 8 (Tues), 6 pm, TCM – Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). In this birthday salute to Cyd Charisse (and Claire Trevor), watch for Peter in a cameo appearance playing blackjack in a casino.

Mar. 9 (Wed), 8:30 pm, TCM – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). Guest host and film historian Leonard Maltin opens the Disney Vaults for an evening of films and featurettes with a nautical theme, including Peter Lorre’s only movie for the Walt Disney Studios, co-starring with old friend Paul Lukas.

Mar. 9 (Wed), 10:45 pm, TCM – Operation Undersea (1954). Leonard Maltin continues with this documentary on the making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Mar. 11 (Fri), 3 pm, Movies! TV Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Mar. 13 (Sun), 12 noon, GetTV – Beat the Devil (1954).

Mar. 17 (Thurs), 1:30 pm, Movies! TV Network – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961).

Mar. 20 (Sun), 5 am, GetTV – Beat the Devil (1954).

Mar. 31 (Thurs), 1:45 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940). In March, TCM shines their spotlight on movies "Condemned" by the Catholic Legion of Decency, and on the final night of the fest, TCM takes a look at Special Cases. The Legion's problem with Strange Cargo, Peter Lorre's first appearance in a Clark Gable film? Tune in and find out!

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!