The New Pictures, Jun. 26, 1944

The Mask of Dimitrios (Warners). When Cornelius Latimer Ley den (Peter Lorre), a writer of detective thrillers, first saw Dimitrios Makropoulos (Zachary Scott), Dimitrios lay murdered on a slab in the Istanbul morgue (see cut). Scenting a story, Leyden decided to case Dimitrios' history.

In Smyrna, Leyden learned (in the first of several flash backs), Dimitrios had merely committed a murder. Then he framed a Moslem friend (Monte Blue) into dying for the crime. In Sofia he tried to assassinate a Prime Minister. There he befriended an uxorious little clerk (Steven Geray)...

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