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Anton Karas (1906–1985)

Anton Karas was a mere entertainer in an Heurige (Viennese Wine Bar), but Carol Reed selected him as the musical director of "The Third Man" (1949). He was invited to London and lived with Reed. Reed treated him very well, but Karas was in a slump - then suddenly Reed rushed into Karas' room, and lay at full length on the floor. "Now I'm dead! Only... See full bio »

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(age 78) in Vienna, Austria

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Known For

The Third Man Music Department
(1949)
Brick Soundtrack
(2005)
xXx Soundtrack
(2002)
Leaving Las Vegas Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

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 2019 This Will End in Murder (writer: "Café Mozart Waltz") (post-production)
 2018/II Mute (performer: "Tiroler und Kärtner Läderfolge", "I'm in the Middle of a Riddle")
 2015 Er ist wieder da (writer: "The Harry Lime Theme")
  Better Call Saul (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Alpine Shepherd Boy (2015) ... (performer: "The Third Man (The Harry Lime Theme)" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Third Man (The Harry Lime Theme)" - uncredited)
 2014 Eiszauber 2014: Die Magie des Eises (TV Movie) (writer: "Harry Lime Theme" - uncredited)
 2012 Hollywood in Vienna 2012 (TV Special) (music: "The Harry Lime Theme")
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (writer: "Cafe Mozart Waltz" - as Anton Kara)
 2008 Een spannend avontuur van Clown Bassie: De speurtocht naar Charly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Een echte slagroomtaart (2008) ... (writer: "Harry Lime Theme")
  Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Weltberühmt in der Welt - Internationale Erfolge des Austropop (2006) ... (performer: "Harry Lime Theme") / (writer: "Harry Lime Theme")
 2005 Brick (performer: "I'm In The Middle Of A Riddle")
 2002 Montreal Writer (Documentary short) ("Harry Lime Theme")
 2002 xXx (writer: "The Third Man Theme")
 2001 Der Schuh des Manitu (writer: "Harry Lime Theme")
  Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Große Kunst im kleinen Land (1999) ... (performer: "Harry Lime Theme") / (writer: "Harry Lime Theme")
  Silent Witness (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- A Good Body: Part 1 (1999) ... (performer: "The Third Man Theme" (1949) - uncredited) / (writer: "The Third Man Theme" (1949) - uncredited)
 1995 Leaving Las Vegas (writer: "The Third Man Theme")
 1990 Beyond the Groove (TV Series) (writer: "Third Man Theme")
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... (performer: "Trap to Catch Harry" - uncredited)
  The Day the Universe Changed (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Making Waves: The New Physics - Newton Revised (1985) ... (performer: "The Third Man Theme") / (writer: "The Third Man Theme")
 1981 Four Friends (music: "The Third Man Theme")
  Kottan ermittelt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Drohbriefe (1979) ... (performer: "The Third Man Theme") / (writer: "The Third Man Theme")
 1975 Breaking Point (performer: "Head Theme")
 1974 The Likes of Louise (writer: "The Third Man Theme" - uncredited)
 1973 Welt am Draht (TV Mini-Series) (music: "Café Mozart Waltz")
 1968 Nostra signora dei turchi (writer: "Theme for 'The Third Man'")
 1962 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ugliest American (1962) ... (writer: "The Third Man Theme" - uncredited)
 1960 Im weissen Rössl (performer: "Im weißen Rößl am Wolfgangsee" - uncredited)
 1960 Make Mine Mink (writer: "The Third Man Theme" - uncredited)
 1955 Ja, ja die Liebe in Tirol (performer: "Solang noch die Musi spielt" - uncredited)
 1955 Around the World with Orson Welles (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "The Third Man Theme" - uncredited)
 1950 The Happiest Days of Your Life (performer: "The Theme from 'The Third Man'") / (writer: "The Theme from 'The Third Man'")
 1949 The Third Man (performer: "The Third Man Theme" (1949) - uncredited) / (writer: "The Third Man Theme" (1949) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "'Third Man' Theme and Other Viennese Favorites" (ZZB)
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Is from a Czech-Hungarian family. See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Cancer

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