The Mask of Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios ★★★1944
Dutch mystery writer Leyden (Lorre) is vacationing in Instanbul, where he meets a fan, Col. Haki (Katch), at a party. Haki, the head of the secret police, informs Leyden that the body of arch criminal Dimitrios Makropoulous (Scott) has washed ashore and the man was stabbed to death. Leyden decides to write a novel about the criminal and delves into a dark world of intrigue and danger. Adapted from Eric Ambler's novel “A Coffin for Dimitrios.” 96m/B VHS . Peter Lorre, Kurt Katch, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Faye Emerson, George Tobias, Victor Francen, Steven Geray, Florence Bates, Eduardo Ciannelli, George Metaxa, Monte Blue; D: Jean Negulesco; W: Frank Gruber; C: Arthur Edeson; M: Adolph Deutsch.