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Author: Carol ReedAlexander Korda, SirDavid O SelznickGraham GreeneJoseph CottenAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 64.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Reed; Alexander Korda, Sir; David O Selznick; Graham Greene; Joseph Cotten; Alida Valli; Orson Welles; Trevor Howard; Ernst Deutsch; Paul Hörbiger; Erich Ponto; Siegfried Breuer; Bernard Lee; Wilfrid Hyde-White; Hedwig Bleibtreu; London Film Productions.; British Lion Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1934121452 9781934121450
OCLC Number: 84915112
Language Note: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
Special features: Disc 1: Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich; 2 audio commentaries: one by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy and one by film scholar Dana Polan; abridged recording of Graham Greene's treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke ; Disc 2: "Shadowing The third man" (2005): a 90-min. feature documentary on the making of the film; "Graham Greene: the hunted man": an hour-long, 1968 episode of the BBC's Omnibus series, featuring a rare interview with the novelist; "Who was the third man?" (2000): a 30-min. Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; The third man on the radio: the 1951 "A ticket to Tangiers" episode of the series The lives of Harry Lime, written and performed by Orson Welles, and the 1951 Lux radio theatre adaptation of The third man; illustrated production history with rare behind-the-scenes photos, original UK press book, and U.S. trailer; actor Joseph Cotten's alternate opening voice-over narration for the U.S. version; archival footage of postwar Vienna; a look at the untranslated foreign dialogue in the film ; plus, a booklet featuring essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin, and Philip Kerr.
Credits: Photography, Robert Krasker ; editor, Oswald Hafenrichter ; music, Anton Karas ; set designer, Vincent Korda.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Ernst Deutsch, Paul Hoerbiger, Erich Ponto, Siegfried Breuer, Bernard Lee, Wilfred Hyde-White, Hedwig Bleibtreu.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1951: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Description: 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([26] p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Contents: Disc 1: The film (104 min.) --
Disc 2: The supplements.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 64.
Other Titles: Shadowing The third man.
Graham Greene, the hunted man.
Who was the third man?
Third man (Motion picture)
Carol Reed's The third man
Responsibility: by Graham Greene ; a London Film production ; presented by Alexander Korda and David O. Selznick ; Carol Reed's production ; screen play by Graham Greene ; distributed by British Lion Film Corporation ; produced and directed by Carol Reed.
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.

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