The Lost One:
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The scene in question is the Southside Tavern, where Bette Davis waits for her ex-fiancé George Brent. Playing the jukebox loudly, she annoys the customers – six men at the bar who are trying to listen to a boxing match over the radio. These screenshots illustrate the sequence.
In the one-minute scene is an uncredited Walter Huston, playing the Southside Tavern’s barman, and likely cast in the cameo for good luck in his son John’s film – just as he had been in The Maltese Falcon.
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.
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
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound