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UW Cinematheque - Peter Lorre: The Mad and the Bad

Stranger on the Third Floor | USA | 1940 | 35mm | 64 min. Director: Boris Ingster

Event Details

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
7 p.m.
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Lorre is the title character and a newspaper reporter’s chief suspect in a murder case. This crazily inventive and expressionistic thriller helped lay the groundwork for the classic Hollywood film noir style. “Latvian émigré director plays up the mental anguish of the hero through flashbacks, subjective voice-over, and a stylized dream sequence reminiscent of avant-garde European Cinema” (David Bordwell, Reinventing Hollywood).