#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.
Plot: A mystery writer is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, in order to learn more about the man. Along the way he is joined by the mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.
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Thrilling suspenser from Warner Brothers
It’s wartime and Warners is short of those hot, young leading men, so they bring on one of the all-time great screen odd couples – Sydney and Peter – to work their magic. And as always, they deliver, in “The Mask of Dimitrios” starring Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Faye Emerson. Though never leaving the back lot of Warners, the film takes writer Cornelius Leyden (Lorre) through Istanbul, Athens, Sofia, Geneva, Belgrade and Paris, following the life and career of an intriguing figure – Dimitrios – whose dead body Leyden has just seen in the morgue. The more he learns about this man, the more fascinated he becomes, and he smells a great story. Dimitrios is a con man, a thief, a blackmailer, and a spy for hire, and his victims tell their stories in a series of flashbacks. One of these is a nightclub owner (Emerson), who owns a nightclub in Sofia; another is a police detective; another a spy. Finally, Cornelius meets Mr. Peters (Greenstreet) who has some startling information…and a plan.
“The Mask of Dimitrios” captures a European flavor with its international cast and creative sets, and director Jean Negulesco keeps the action moving. In the title role, Zachary Scott is appropriately both attractive and slithery as a man constantly eluding those out to get him. Lorre is just great, becoming more and more worried and confused as he is drawn deeper into Dimitrios’ adventures. Sydney Greenstreet gives a performance as big as he is as Mr. Peters – the scene where he passionately embraces French francs is one of his best ever! The last half hour or so belong to these two screen gems, Lorre and Greenstreet, and it’s very exciting.
Two odd-sized, talented character men who helped keep Warner Brothers grinding out films during the war, Lorre and Greenstreet made ten films together. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything like these two making movies today. Don’t miss them in “The Mask of Dimitrios.”
A near masterpiece, sadly forgotten Noir gem!!
My first meeting with Dimitrios was through TCM, I’d taped this priceless Noir, bringing stars as Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Zachary Scott probably his best acting ever, the story is unusual, mostly Noir sets place on America, this one took place in several and exotic cities on Europe, starting in Istanbul where a drowned body was found on shore, all documents states as the most wanted scoundrel Dimitrios Markopoulos (Zachary Scott), he actually is an old accquaintance of Turkey authorities, Cornelius Leyden (Peter Lorre) a famous mystery writer was there, he introduces himself to the local Chief of the Police that explains the life this skillful crook, Leyden asking to see the body on the morgue, hope someday write something overthe bleak Dimitrios, when sudden appears Mr. Peters (Sydney Greenstreet) who already crossed your path many times, they make a deal, a million francs, Leyden finds a beauty cabaret singer, Irana Preveza (Faye Emerson) who had a not pleasant romantic involvement with the insidious Dimitrios, later has a meeting with Grudek (Victor Francen) over an operation at Yugoslavia, the final chapter should be Paris where they planning blackmail with the richest Dimitrios, a full story of betrayal, cheating, murders, suicide, and an inexorable desire of revenge by Mr. Peters, really near masterpiece and sadly forgotten Noir gem!!!
First watch: 2015 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 9.25.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director Jean Negulesco
Writer Frank Gruber, Eric Ambler
Actors Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,619.45 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm