Third Man, The (1949)
Genre Film-Noir; Mystery; Thriller
Studio Criterion
Movie Release Date 1949
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 44 mins
Format DVD
Color Black And White
IMDb Rating 8.5
Joseph Cotten Holly Martins
Trevor Howard Maj. Calloway
Alida Valli Anna Schmidt
Orson Welles Harry Lime
Paul Hoerbiger Porter
Bernard Lee Sgt. Paine
Ernst Deutsch Baron Kurtz
Wilfrid Hyde-White Crabbin
Siegfried Breuer Popescu
Erich Ponto Dr. Winkel
Paul Hörbiger Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
Director Carol Reed
Writer Graham Greene
Producer Alexander Korda
Producer David O'Selznick
Writer Alexander Korda
Producer Carol Reed
Writer Carol Reed
Writer Orson Welles
Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime and Joseph Cotton plays his childhood friend, Holly Martins in this all-time classic thriller scripted by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed. Martins searches for Lime through the seedy underworld of postwar Vienna and gets caught up in a web of love, deception racketeering and murder. The Third Man's stunning cinematography, twisting plot, and unforgettable zither score are immortalized in Criterion's pristine special edition, following the 50th anniversary theatrical re-release.
Video Introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich
Abridged Recording of Graham Greene's Treatment, Read by Actor Richard Clarke
The Third Man On The Raido: (1) The 1951 "A Ticket To Tangiers" Epsiode Of The Lives Of Harry Lime Series, Written and Performed by Orson Welles; and (2) The 1951 Lux Radio Theatre Adaptation Of The Third Man
Joseph Cotton's Alternate Opening Voiceover Narration For The U.S. Version
Archival Footage of Composer Anton Karas and the Film's Famous Sewer Location
A Collection of Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos, with a Brief Production History
Original and Re-Release Theatrical Trailers
Restoration Demonstration
Personal Details
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Index 399
Collection Status In Collection
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Edition Details
Distributor Criterion
Edition Special Edition/ Criterion
Barcode 037429141625
Region 1
Chapters 24
Release Date 30-Nov-99
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1