'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin
 
 
       



The Lost One:
A Life of
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Humphrey Bogart, Vol. 2
Humphrey Bogart:
The Signature Collection,
Volume II

In 1999 for their "100 Years . . . 100 Stars", the American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart the number one American screen legend among 50 male movie stars, past and present.

On-screen, the actor has been a favorite throughout the world since the 1940s. Off-screen, Bogie was one of Peter Lorre's closest friends, his drinking buddy and partner-in-practical-jokes. This 7-disc box-set from Warner Home Video includes three Lorre and Bogart films – The Maltese Falcon, All Through the Night, and Passage to Marseille.

Region 1 only
Date:   Oct. 3, 2006
Retail:   $59.98


The Films:

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) – This film noir classic pits San Francisco detective Sam Spade (Bogart) against a band of international criminals (Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Elisha Cook) in search of a jewel-covered statuette. The first pairing of Bogart and Lorre – and of Lorre and Greenstreet, who went on to make eight more films at Warners. This 3-disc set can be ordered separately – see below.


  • Across the Pacific (1942) – An American counter-spy (Bogart) versus Japanese saboteurs (led by Greenstreet) at the Panama Canal.


  • All Through the Night (1942) – Out to solve the murder of his favorite baker, a professional gambler (Bogart) foils the plans of Nazi spies (Conrad Veidt, Lorre, Judith Anderson) operating in New York City.


  • Action in the North Atlantic (1943) – A Merchant Marine captain (Raymond Massey), his first officer (Bogart) and crew match wits with a wolf-pack of German U-boats during World War II.


  • Passage to Marseille (1944) – During World War II, a group of convicts (Bogart, Lorre, Philip Dorn, Helmut Dantine, George Tobias) escape from the French penal colony at Cayenne to join the Free French resistance.

The Extras:

  • Audio commentaries: The Maltese Falcon by Bogart biographer Eric Lax; and All Through the Night by Lax and director Vincent Sherman


  • Original documentaries – The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird, with Stephen Youngkin and others


  • Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor, with Stephen Youngkin and others


  • The Free French: Unsung Victors


  • Hollywood Helps the Cause


  • Credit Where Credit is Due


  • Theatrical trailers for all five Bogart films


  • Three audio-only radio adaptations of The Maltese Falcon


  • Audio-only radio adaptation of Action in the North Atlantic, with George Raft, Raymond Massey, and Julie Bishop


  • And on each disc, Warners' Night at the Movies: cartoons, newsreels, short subjects, and original trailers from the Warner Bros. film vaults
Available through these on-line merchants.

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Maltese Falcon: Special Edition
The Maltese Falcon:
Three-Disc Special Edition

Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett, the classic mystery pits San Francisco detective Sam Spade against a band of international criminals in search of a jewel-covered statuette.

All three film versions are here, including the 1941 version featuring the first pairing of Bogart and Lorre – and of Lorre and Greenstreet, who went on to make eight more films at Warner Bros.

Region 1 (3-disc set) and Region 2 (2-disc set)
Date:   Oct. 3, 2006
Retail:   $29.92


The Films:

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) – The noir classic, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, and Elisha Cook Jr.


  • The Maltese Falcon (1931) – The first filming of Hammett's novel, starring Ricardo Cortez, Bebe Daniels, Dudley Digges, Otto Matieson, Dwight Frye.


  • Satan Met a Lady (1936) – A comic version of the story, starring Warren William, Bette Davis, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher.

The Extras:

  • Audio commentary on The Maltese Falcon (1941) by Eric Lax, co-author of Bogart (Phoenix Press, 1998)


  • Original documentaries – The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird, including interviews with Stephen Youngkin and others


  • Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart, hosted by Robert Osborne


  • Make-up tests of Mary Astor


  • Audio-only radio adaptations of The Maltese Falcon: Lux Radio Theater (Feb. 8, 1943) with Edward G. Robinson, Gail Patrick, Laird Cregar; Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater (Sept. 20, 1943) with Bogart, Astor, Greenstreet, Lorre; and Academy Award Theater (July 3, 1946) with Bogart, Astor, Greenstreet.


  • Theatrical trailers for The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Satan Met a Lady (1936)


  • And Warners' Night at the Movies: cartoons, newsreels, short subjects, and original trailers from the Warner Bros. film vaults
Available through these on-line merchants.

US Amazon
Canadian Amazon
UK Amazon – Region 2, 2-Disc Special Edition



'Icons of Horror Collection: Boris Karloff' DVD box-set
Icons of Horror Collection:
Boris Karloff

Sony Home Entertainment Video presents a 2-disc DVD box-set of four Boris Karloff films from Columbia Studios, including Peter Lorre's The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942).

Region 1 only
Date:   Oct. 17, 2006
Retail:   $24.96


The Films:

  • The Black Room (1935), with Karloff, Marian Marsh, and Robert Allen.


  • The Man They Could Not Hang (1939), with Karloff, Lorna Gray, and Robert Wilcox.



  • Before I Hang (1932), with Karloff and Evelyn Keyes.


  • The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942), with Karloff, Peter Lorre, (Miss) Jeff Donnell, Larry Parks, and Maxie Rosenbloom.
Available through these on-line merchants.

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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
Overstock.com
Books-A-Million
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound