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Release Date:
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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
fantastic, 29 May 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This documentary was sock-o! I love "The Third Man," and the insight given by this documentary was tremendous. Not only was the narration great, but the scenes of post-war Vienna were staggering. (In Vienna today, one can actually take a "Third Man" tour.) The background of the Selznick-Korda conflict, the description of how the zither music was decided upon, the tour of the tunnels, how the silhouettes were created, the cat at Harry's shoes -- all wonderful information.

Being a huge Orson Welles fan, I loved the stories about Welles. But my favorite story was the one about how the name Paul Horbiger opened the doors of Vienna to the producers, where the names Orson Welles, Alida Valli, and David Selznick did nothing! This is a must see.

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