The Third Man

Los Angeles: David O. Selznick, 1948. First Draft script for the seminal 1949 film noir. A copy from the Selznick archive, which resided for decades at the University of Texas, originally issued over a year prior to the film's release.

"The Third Man" was a co-production between London Film Productions in England and Selznick Studios in Hollywood, this being a script that was made for reference at Selznick Studios.

Original screenplay by Graham Greene based upon his own treatment, and the only original screenplay ever to have been written by the noted author. Starring Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, Anna Schmidt as Valli and Orson Welles as Harry Lime. 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.

Blue titled wrappers, rubber-stamped No. 23 on the front wrapper, and dated July 19, 1948. 118 pages, mimeograph, bound with three silver brads. No author credit is present. Fine condition. Original screenplay by Graham Greene based upon his own treatment, and the only original screenplay ever to have been written by the noted author. Starring Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, Anna Schmidt as Valli and Orson Welles as Harry Lime. 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."

Criterion Collection 64. Ebert I. Grant UK. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Schrader Canon Fodder 18. Selby UK. Spicer UK. Wobbe D11.


[Book #128640]

Price: $1,750.00