The Third Man 1949 Criterion Collection
Unemployed American novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to post- war Vienna to accept a writing contract with his ex-school pal Harry Lime (Orson Welles). He arrives just in time for Lime's funeral service. As Martins pieces together the mysterious circumstances surrounding Lime's death, he discovers inconsistencies in his private and public lives. Was he really a black marketeer, as eulogised by a policeman (Trevor Howard), and why does his Czech girlfriend (Alida Valli) have mixed feeling for him? As suspicious characters surface, Martins discovers the most surprising aspect of Lime's death yet.
Will Holly ever solve the mystery of what happened to Harry Lime?

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:44:38 | 7.69 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Carol Reed
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee
Country: UK, USA

• Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich
• Abridged recording of Graham Greene’s treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke
• The Third Man on the radio: (1) the 1951 "A Ticket to Tangiers" episode 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 Cotten’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

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