Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The mask of Dimitrios (1944) - film noir from director Jean Negulesco, starring Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Zachary Scott

Rating 7.1/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037055/


Sydney Greenstreet ... Mr. Peters
Peter Lorre ... Cornelius Leyden
Zachary Scott ... Dimitrios Makropoulos
Faye Emerson ... Irana Preveza
Victor Francen ... Wladislaw Grudek
Steven Geray ... Karel Bulic
Florence Bates ... Madame Elise Chavez

Description: Dutch mystery writer Cornelius Leyden is vacationing in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish Police Colonel Haki, a fan of his books. Haki makes Leyden aware that he is currently investigating the murder of Greek master criminal Dimitrios Makrpouloss, bloated corpse has just washed ashore on a beach in the Bosphorous. Never having seen a murdered body. Leyden accepts Haki's invitation to view it before cremation. Initially repulsed, he becomes fascinated by Haki's tale of Dimitrios sordid career as he rose from petty crime, smuggling and murder to blackmail, espionage, and political assassination. Following Haki's leads, his investigations lead him to such varied cities as Athens, Sofia, Geneva, and Paris, where he interviews Dimitrios' former mistress, who doesn't rise until ten in the evening, and the urbane, aristocratic cat-fancier who hired Dimitrios to steal state secrets. During his travels Leyden becomes friendly with Mr. Peters, an idiosyncratic three hundred pound Englishman, who seems more obsessed with Makropoulos than Leyden. Peters, who was betrayed by Dimitrios years before, is eager to take revenge on his former partner, and he forms a alliance with the writer to track down and blackmail the enigmatic criminal, a very high-risk enterprise.



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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.23 GB, 1844 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)
Audio : 175 MB, 256 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR

Subtitles (English, Spanish, French), posters, sample and screenshots included

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