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The Face Behind the Mask (1941)


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I'm a huge Peter Lorre fan so I had to watch this.  This was a very good film.  Without going into spoilers, the plot is basically about Lorre who comes to New York as a immigrant.  He is a jack of all trades but particularly likes watchmaking.  He is hurt in a hotel fire and becomes impoverished.  He meets another homeless man named Dinky ( George E. Stone) and from there the film really takes off.  Its a moving gangster noir film with character studies you don't normally find in these genres.   Lorre as always is on top of  his game here.  I rate this a solid 8 out of 10....


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This film leads off Peter Lorre's day on TCM next month.

24TH OF AUGUST

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THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK '41
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE '44
SILK STOCKINGS '57
YOU'LL FIND OUT '40
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT '42
THE COMEDY OF TERRORS '64
SCENT OF MYSTERY '60
M '31
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT '35
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS '44
THE VERDICT '46
MAD LOVE '35
ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN '40

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3 hours ago, TopBilled said:

This film leads off Peter Lorre's day on TCM next month.

24TH OF AUGUST

Screen Shot 2018-05-29 at 6.54.45 AM.jpg

THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK '41
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE '44
SILK STOCKINGS '57
YOU'LL FIND OUT '40
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT '42
THE COMEDY OF TERRORS '64
SCENT OF MYSTERY '60
M '31
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT '35
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS '44
THE VERDICT '46
MAD LOVE '35
ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN '40

Nice to see TCM showing The Face Behind The Mask since it is a Columbia film.   I have seen it on Get-TV but look forward to seeing it without commercial interruptions.     All the other films I have seen,  mainly on TCM (many being WB films).

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19 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Nice to see TCM showing The Face Behind The Mask since it is a Columbia film.   I have seen it on Get-TV but look forward to seeing it without commercial interruptions.     All the other films I have seen,  mainly on TCM (many being WB films).

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT and ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN are also Columbia films.

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9 hours ago, TopBilled said:

This film leads off Peter Lorre's day on TCM next month.

24TH OF AUGUST

Screen Shot 2018-05-29 at 6.54.45 AM.jpg

THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK '41
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE '44
SILK STOCKINGS '57
YOU'LL FIND OUT '40
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT '42
THE COMEDY OF TERRORS '64
SCENT OF MYSTERY '60
M '31
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT '35
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS '44
THE VERDICT '46
MAD LOVE '35
ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN '40

Thanx for this list. Gonna go thru this list and find some that I wanna watch.

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