The Mask Of Dimitrious

The Mask Of Dimitrious

Directed by Jean Negulesco

Written by Frank Gruber (screenplay), Eric Ambler (novel)

Cast: Peter Lorre as Cornelius Leyden, Sydney Greenstreet as Mr. Peters, Zachary Scott as Dimitrious Makropoulos, Faye Emerson as Irana Preveza

A film based on the first book was released in 1944 entitled The Mask of Dimitrios and starred the gifted actor Peter Lorre as Latimer, albeit with his name changed to be Cornelius Layden. Leyden (Latimer) becomes curious when a major crime boss washes up near Istanbul.