THE THIRD MAN (NR, B&W, 104 mins, Selznick Releasing Organization, U.S. Release: February 2, 1950)
“You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime (Orson Welles), THE THIRD MAN
Director: Carol Reed, Writer: Graham Greene (Novel & Screenplay) Producer: Carol Reed, Cinematographer: Robert Krasker Composer: Anton Karas (uncredited) Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter
CAST: Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Paul Horbiger
Watched on Bluray from StudioCanal Collection
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