March 24, 2021

Lorre and Greenstreet Film Fest on TCM


On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the Turner Classic Moves channel offers a very special treat for Peter Lorre fans – the primetime theme “Greenstreet and Lorre”.

Beginning at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time, The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) kicks off a marathon of eight of the nine movies Peter appeared in with Sydney Greenstreet.

Here’s the full line-up.

Wednesday, March 24 ~
  • The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) – 8 pm
  • The Verdict (1946) – 9:45 pm
  • Three Strangers (1946) – 11:30 pm

Thursday, March 25 ~
  • Passage to Marseille (1944) – 1:15 am
  • The Conspirators (1944) – 3:15 am
  • Background to Danger (1943) – 5 am
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) – 6:30 am
  • Casablanca (1942) – 8:30 am

During the five years Peter Lorre worked at the Warner Bros. studio, he appeared in a total of nine movies with Sydney Greenstreet, beginning with The Maltese Falcon (1941), the first Warner Bros. movie for both actors, and ending with The Verdict (1946).

Lorre and Greenstreet frequently supported leading actors – Humphrey Bogart; Paul Henreid; and George Raft, but in The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Three Strangers (1946), and The Verdict (1946), Lorre and Greenstreet took the main roles.

No comments: