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The Mask of Dimitrios book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Lati /5. The Mask of Dimitrios is a relative rarity for its time in that it follows Eric Ambler's book faithfully. The only major change is to accommodate Peter Lorre. In the book the character was an English writer; here he has been made Dutch to cover Lorre's accent. No big deal Another minor difference is the hapless bureaucrat Dimitrios hustles. Near the beginning of The Mask of Dimitrios, his most celebrated novel, he gives a terse account of the final weeks of the Greco-Turkish war and the sack of Smyrna (soon to become Izmir). The Mask of Dimitrios is a relative rarity for its time in that it follows Eric Ambler's book faithfully. The only major change is to accommodate Peter Lorre. In the book the character was an English writer; here he has been made Dutch to cover Lorre's accent. No big deal Another minor difference is the hapless bureaucrat Dimitrios hustles/5.
Mask Of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. Publication date Topics BBC Radio Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace his steps across Europe and gather material for a new book. Fascination tips over into obsession as he gradually discovers more about his subject's shadowy history - involving murder, prostitution, political. Intriguing story that begins with curiosity. Latimer is curious about Dimitrios and an adventure begins. After reading the novel check out the film noir version The Mask of Dimitrios. I think the casting stayed very true to the book with the exception of Latimer being Dutch. (Probably to explain Peter Lorre's accent but otherwise he fits the bill.)/5. The Mask of Dimitrios is a novel by Eric Ambler. In the United States it was published as A Coffin for Dimitrios. It has been adapted as a radio play and made into a feature-length film, The Mask of Dimitrios. References This article about an adventure novel of Author: Eric Ambler. The Mask of Dimitrios is in many ways an old-fashioned, intelligent thriller, displaying all the craft of disciplined good writing. The central character, Latimer, is an academic and writer. He has written books on economics, but, latterly, has become successful as a writer of popular, well written detective stories. Travelling abroad whilst he /5().
The Mask of Dimitrios is a American film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and written by Frank Gruber, based on the novel of the same name written by Eric Ambler (in America the novel was titled A Coffin for Dimitrios).Ambler is known as a major influence on writers and an inventor of the modern thriller genre. The drama features Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott . Directed by Jean Negulesco. With Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson. Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus/10(3K). The Mask of Dimitrios Charles Latimer was a lecturer in political economy in England. In his mids he began to write detective stories, and became successful enough to make a new career. While traveling abroad in Turkey he Cited by: 2. Editions for The Mask of Dimitrios: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition published Cited by: 2.