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The Mask of Dimitrios

  • Film

Time Out says

A fine noir-ish thriller, adapted from Eric Ambler's novel (A Coffin for Dimitrios), and respecting its Citizen Kane structure as a mousy little mystery writer (Lorre), intrigued by the reported murder of a seedily nasty international criminal (Scott), begins to reconstruct his story by talking to people from his past. The result is superficial but stylishly atmospheric, with vivid characterisations (notably Greenstreet as a genial blackmailer who ambiguously and rather movingly befriends Lorre) and low-key lighting effects that bring subtle echoes of The Maltese Falcon (Arthur Edeson shot both films).
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Release Details

  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jean Negulesco
  • Screenwriter:Frank Gruber
  • Cast:
    • Zachary Scott
    • Peter Lorre
    • Sydney Greenstreet
    • Faye Emerson
    • George Tobias
    • Victor Francen
    • Eduardo Ciannelli
    • Steve Geray
    • Florence Bates
    • Kurt Katch
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