The Mask of Dimitrios
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The Mask of Dimitrios
Zachary Scott made his screen debut in this clever bit of film noir that has gained a cult reputation in recent years. Dutch mystery novelist Cornelius Leyden (Peter Lorre) is travelling through Istanbul when he meets Col. Haki (Kurt Katch), head of the secret police and a big fan of Leyden's work. He offers to tell Leyden about Dimitrios Makropoulos (Zachary Scott), a notorious criminal whose body was just found washed up on the beach. It seems that Makropoulos was involved in nearly every sort of lawless act imaginable, from murder and blackmail to espionage and political assassination.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Romanian-born ex-painter Negulesco aims for sophistication with Hitchcockian banter between rivals -- Lorre and perennially suspicious Sydney Greenstreet -- and a crafty Wellesian figure of hearsay in Dimitrios."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment Magazine
""The Mask of Dimitrios" may get bogged down with its storytelling structure, but don't let that keep you from enjoying yet another amazing encounter between Greenstreet and Lorre."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Warner Bros. could crank out smashing suspense films like this one on a regular basis during the 1940s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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