1950 · Los Angeles
Carol Reed's classic 1949 British film noir, based on an original screenplay by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, Anna Schmidt as Valli and Orson Welles as Harry Lime, with Cotten and Welles at the peak of their respective powers. The second of three films in which Graham Green collaborated directly with Reed, and remains Greene's only original screenplay. Produced and directed by Carol Reed, who narrated the UK version, and who worked with Greene on two other films, "The Fallen Idol" and "Our Man in Havana." Released on September 3, 1949.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, nominated for Best Editing and Best Director.
Set in and shot on location in Vienna, Austria and England, UK.
Orange titled card wrappers, noted as DIALOGUE CUTTING CONTINUITY on the front wrapper, dated March 11, 1950. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered REEL 6 PAGE 23. Mimeographed, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound at top with two gold brads.
Criterion Collection 64. Ebert I. Grant UK. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader Canon Fodder 18. Selby UK. Spicer UK. Wobbe D11. (Inventory #: 147524)