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11 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Documentary about the production of The Third Man (1949). | Add synopsis »
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Angela Allen ... Herself

Joseph Cotten ... Himself (archive footage)
Graham Greene ... Himself (archive footage)
Guy Hamilton ... Himself

Trevor Howard ... Himself (archive footage)

John Hurt ... Narrator (voice)
Anton Karas ... Himself (archive footage)
Alexander Korda ... Himself (archive footage)
Vincent Korda ... Himself (archive footage)
Carol Reed ... Himself (archive footage)
Daniel Selznick ... Himself
David O. Selznick ... Himself (archive footage)
Karl Hermann Spitzy ... Himself

Alida Valli ... Herself (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Gino Wimmer ... Himself

Directed by
Frederick Baker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frederick Baker 

Produced by
Frederick Baker .... producer
Lucie Conrad .... line producer
Franz Grabner .... executive producer
Ron Halpern .... executive producer
Nobuo Isobe .... executive producer
Avril MacRory .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Alexander Boboschewski 
Richard Numeroff 
Film Editing by
Thomas Kühne 
Sound Department
Sean O'Neil .... sound mixer
Stefan Oertl .... sound designer
Peter Schöffer .... sound mixer
Günther Tuppinger .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Vaughan Matthews .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Christian Leiss .... on-line editor
Other crew
Jane Bywaters .... archive researcher
Genny Masterman .... location manager
Jan Przegralek .... archive researcher

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USA:60 min | France:95 min (theatrical version)
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Factual errors: In the narration that gives background for assistant director Guy Hamilton it is said that he would later go on to direct three James bond films. In actual fact he would direct four James Bond films.See more »
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Features The Third Man (1949)See more »


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9 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
My all-time favorite movie!!!, 9 May 2005
Author: mike-2083 from London. Canada

This film is absolutely my all-time favorite movie!!!!! I can't think of anything more to top that comment..... the plot, the performances, the direction, the mood, the music, and (of course) the ending are on a level that exceeds excellent. I've viewed this film at least 25 times since I first saw it during its initial release and I find something new to enjoy and admire in it each time I see it. This movie never gets stale in repeated viewings -- that must be a sign of just how marvelous a movie it really is. The supporting cast is top-notch and it's interesting to see Trevor Howard, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Bernard Lee (later "M" in the first James Bond movies) early in their movie careers. Orson Welles is (as always) fascinating to watch and Joseph Cotton gives his best performance ever, but it is Valli who captures the spirit and the heart of the film. She's so lovely, vulnerable and believable in her role that she makes the ending even more heart- breaking. I've been in love with her for over 50 years!

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