‘The Mask of Dimitrios’ (1940) Review: Lorre and Greenstreet Together Again

One of the great unheralded screen duos of Hollywood’s Golden Era was Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet, two character actors who made a total of nine films together between 1941 and 1946. The most famous of these pairings are the first two, “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) and “Casablanca” (1942), in which both men played memorable supporting roles.

  Eventually, though, Warner Bros. would elevate them to starring roles in a few films, including “The Mask of Dimitrios,” a film I have literally waited thirty years to see. I was in high school when I read “Masters of Menace: Greenstreet and Lorre,” and ever since, the hunt has been on to see all nine of the films that represent their work together — especially the ones where...

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May 23rd 2013
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