July 31, 2019

Lorre Movies on TV This Fall

As summer becomes fall, Lorre fans have many movies to look forward to 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.

August, 2019

Every August, the Turner Classic Movies channel presents their “Summer Under the Stars” festival, and although Peter Lorre does not have a “Day” this year, some of his famous co-stars do.

Aug. 11 (Sun), 7:30 am, Turner Classic Movies – All Through the Night (1942). August 11 is “Humphrey Bogart Day”, and two of Peter’s movies with his off-screen buddy Humphrey Bogart will be shown, beginning with the second movie the two actors made – a spy comedy set in New York City.

Aug. 11 (Sun), 12 noon, TCM – Passage to Marseille (1944). “Humphrey Bogart Day” continues with the fourth movie Peter made with Bogie, and his final movie with his pal while Peter was under contract with Warner Bros.

Aug. 26 (Mon), 8 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). It’s “Mary Astor Day” today, and TCM presents the only film Peter made with Mary Astor, as well as his first movie with Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, with whom Peter would go on to make many more films.

September, 2019

September brings several Lorre movies to the TCM schedule, including some films rarely shown and two birthday salutes to Lorre co-stars.

Sept. 11 (Wed), 3 am, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). TCM's prime time theme in September is "100 Years of United Artists", and tonight's theme is "The 40s and 50s", with thise all-star extravaganza, starring David Nevin as the intrepid Victorian Englishman who makes a bet with his Club cronies that he can circle the globe in 80 days.

Sept. 14 (Sat), 6 pm, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). In one of his final movies at Warner Bros, Peter plays the private librarian of a former concert pianist (Victor Francen), residing in an Italian villa. When the pianist dies in a fall down the staircase, friends discover to their horror that his right hand has been cut off. Is the hand now roaming the villa, wreaking revenge on anyone who would try to change the pianist's will?

Sept. 16 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – Confidential Agent (1945). TCM celebrates the birthday of Lauren Bacall with a day of Bacall movies, and the day kicks off with the only movie Peter made with Lauren Bacall, newly married to Humphrey Bogart.

Sept. 18 (Wed), 9:30 am, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Sept. 18 (Wed), 6 pm, Movies! Network – Beat the Devil (1954).

Sept. 21 (Sat), 2 am, TCM – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934).

Sept. 23 (Mon), 6 am, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Sept. 23 (Mon), 3:30 pm, TCM – Quicksand (1950). TCM salutes the birthday of Mickey Rooney, and on the schedule is the only movie Peter made with Mickey, who plays a car mechanic who falls deeper and deeper in petty crime, as he tries to impress Peter’s former girlfriend (Jeanne Cagney).

Sept. 30 (Mon), 6 pm, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

October, 2019

October means Halloween and horror movies, and among the Lorre movies on TCM’s schedule is one of the few horror films Peter appeared in.

Oct. 4 (Fri), 11:30 am, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 6 (Sun), 8 am, TCM – The Constant Nymph (1943).

Oct. 8 (Tues), 9 am, TCM – Strange Cargo (1940). The daytime theme is "The Oldest Profession", with a day of actresses who played prostitutes on film, including Joan Crawford as "an entertainer" in the French penal colony in Guiana.

Oct. 8 (Tues), 1:30 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "The Diplomatic Corpse" (CBS, Dec. 8, 1957).

Oct. 11 (Fri), 6 am, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 14 (Mon), 10:30 am, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 17 (Thurs), 7 am, TCM – Stranger on the Third Floor (1940).

Oct. 22 (Tues), 4:30 pm, TCM – The Story of Mankind (1957). The daytime theme is "Marx Brothers Marathon", as TCM presents a day of movies starring the Marx Brothers, including this all-star extravaganza directed by Irwin Allen.

Oct. 25 (Fri), 10 pm, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 28 (Mon), 4 pm, Movies! Network – The Beast with Five Fingers (1946).

Oct. 30 (Wed), 8 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). The prime-time theme on TCM is "Short and Sweet – 100 Terrific Movies Less than 75 Minutes Long", and the category tonight is "Horror". Celebrate Halloween with this supernatural film about a knife thrower’s (Edward Brophy) hands transplanted onto the wrists of a concert pianist (Colin Clive) – courtesy of a brilliant Parisian doctor (Peter Lorre) in love with the pianist's actress wife (Frances Drake).

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 Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Happy viewing!

July 25, 2019

Casablanca at El Segundo Cinema

Lorre fans in the area of El Segundo, California, will have the opportunity to catch Peter onscreen when the Old Town Music Hall presents a restored print of Casablanca (1942) the weekend of July 26, 27, and 28, 2019.

The movie will be shown on these dates and times ~
  • Friday, July 26 – 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, July 27 – 2:30 pm and 8:15 pm
  • Sunday, July 28 – 2:30 pm
Every show will begin with a selection of tunes on the cinema’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, an audience sing-along, and a comedy short. Casablanca will follow a 15-minute intermission.

Admission is $10 for adults and children and $8 for seniors age 62 and older. Tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before show time. Advance tickets are not available.

The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street, near the Los Angeles International Airport, in El Segundo, California. Directions to the theater are available on the venue’s website.

Parking is available in the lot beside the Old Town Music Hall.

For more information, please contact the cinema at 310-322-2592.

July 6, 2019

Arsenic and Old Lace at Annapolis Historic Tavern

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the 1747 Pub at the Reynolds Tavern, located in Annapolis, Maryland, continues its Sunday night series of free movies in the Beer Garden with a showing of Arsenic and Old Lace.

The program will begin at dusk, approximately 8 pm.

Admission is free, and showings are open to the public.

Come between 3 and 7 pm and enjoy Happy Hour or a meal at the 1747 Pub. Food and beverage service continues throughout the screening. Scheduled movies are listed on the Events Calendar page of the pub’s website.

The Beer Garden at the 1747 Pub is located directly behind Reynolds Tavern and has an entrance on Franklin Street. Reynolds Tavern is located at 7 Church Circle, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Parking is available in the South Street Lot, located at 134 South Street, off Church Circle, in Annapolis, Maryland. More information about the South Street Lot is available on the Annapolis Parking website.

For more information, please call the Reynolds Tavern at 410-295-9555.

July 4, 2019

Thomaston Library Bogart Fest Includes Lorre

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library, located in Thomaston, Maine, continues their “Friday Night Film Series” with a month of movies starring Humphrey Bogart – and two movies co-starring Peter Lorre.

The Maltese Falcon (1941) will be shown on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Casablanca (1942) will be shown on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Both movies will begin 7 pm in Room 200 of the Thomaston Public Library.

The series "Best of Bogart" will be shown every Friday in July. The full schedule is available on the Thomaston Public Library website.

Admission to the "Friday Night Film Series" is free for everyone, and donations are cheerfully accepted.

Local Thomaston film fan Erika Pfander selects the movies for the library’s film series and provides free, freshly-popped popcorn and light refreshments.

The Thomaston Public Library is located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-354-2453.