THE THIRD MAN File: Insider Information
The Third Man • 8m 50s
The Criterion Collection collaborated with writer Charles Drazin, author of the extensive study “In Search of THE THIRD MAN,” on the production history that accompanies this gallery of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Voice-over actor Robert Webb provides the narration.
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THE THIRD MAN File: U.S. Opening
In the original version of THE THIRD MAN, an unknown narrator introduces the audience to occupied Vienna, his tone worldly and cynical as he alludes to his black-market connections. Producer David O. Selznick had Joseph Cotten rerecord this voice-over as Holly Martins for the American release, om...
THE THIRD MAN File: UK Opening
In the original, British version of THE THIRD MAN, an unknown narrator (the voice of director Carol Reed) introduces the audience to occupied Vienna. His tone is worldly and cynical as he alludes to his black-market connections.
THE THIRD MAN File: Kind to Foreigners
The following scenes from THE THIRD MAN were purposefully left untranslated by Carol Reed and Graham Greene to emphasize the American Holly Martins’s confusion in the strange surroundings of postwar Vienna. They are presented here with English subtitles.