Peter Lorre – American Film Institute
THE MALTESE FALCON film still of Mary Astor

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) – AFI Movie Club

Earning its place on both the original and the 10th anniversary edition of AFI’s ranking of the greatest American films, THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) stars Humphrey Bogart – named by the American Film Institute as the greatest screen legend of all time – and marked the feature directorial debut of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree...
THE RAVEN film still of Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, and Olive Sturgess

THE RAVEN (1963) – AFI Movie Club

Part of the director’s famous cycle of films based on the literary works of Edgar Allen Poe, THE RAVEN (1963) was helmed by the legendary Roger Corman – recipient of an AFI Honorary Degree – and features murderer’s row of all-star talent in its cast, including Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and a supporting...
Arsenic and Old Lace Film Still - Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, and Raymond Massey

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944) – AFI Movie Club

Set in Brooklyn on Halloween – where, according to a title card, “anything can happen –– and it usually does” – ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944) is a madcap slapstick comedy from director and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Frank Capra. Named by the American Film Institute among the funniest films of all-time, the iconic...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Film Still - Kirk Douglas

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954) – AFI Movie Club

Originally conceived as an animated film, but which was to become Walt Disney’s first American-made live-action film, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA stars Kirk Douglas – recipient of the 19th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. Learn more about 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA in the AFI Catalog. HOW TO...
Casablanca Film Still - Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart

CASABLANCA (1942) – AFI Movie Club

One of the American Film Institute’s most celebrated films, CASABLANCA (1942) first appeared at #2 on the original list of America’s greatest movies, remaining within the top three for the 10th anniversary edition a decade later. It’s also ranked #1 among cinema’s love stories and has six quotes named by AFI as the most memorable...