'THE THIRD MAN' -S-O-L-D- (01/09/2010)
Josef Cotton, Alida Vali , Trevor Howard
(Full British 110" minute long version with voiceover intro by Carol Reed)
Features Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles. Music score by Anton Karas -- Directed By Carol Reed.
(The engineer that built Veinna's "Reisenrad," or
big wheel, that features in this film, was the father of Hollywood
music composer Franz Waxman)
The Third Man (Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten) dir. Carol Reed
2 x 2,000'ft. B/W £140.00
'The Third Man' print is complete with all original heads and tails and very
good contrast and detail. It is a dupe or reduction from the full length
British Version which is nine minutes longer than the US version. It also
has Carol Read doing the voice-over introduction. The film is on two full
2,200'ft. spools. All countdown leaders and London Films logo. The
soundtrack is very strong and dialogue clear. Complete and with no cuts
or breaks only laboratory joins where the print has been made up in
(shorter than 2,000' ft.) sections, 8 joins in reel one, 7 in Reel 2.
Mostly no edge markings on the B/W positive print stock, but where
present marked "3M" which is high silver correctlly processed not faint
or exhausted. Clear perforations so it is not a reversal contact print.
Some of the exterior shots, shirt cuffs and collars, distant
backgrounds only, are a little
'washed out' looking. There are printed-in hair marks when Cotton
climbs the stairwell at the beginning. In the daytime exterior shots,
the background appears very slightly washed out. However the
subteranean tunnels under Veinna and all the dark interiors of Robert
Krasker's cinematography are detailed and fully represented.
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