In spirit of Orson Welles’ centennial, the 1949 noir starring Welles as a black marketeer haunting postwar Vienna opposite Joseph Cotten’s pulp novelist has at long last been restored in glorious 4K. The new print will bow in Cannes’ Classics sidebar before opening stateside this Summer from Rialto Pictures.
Written by Graham Green and directed by Carol Reed, “The Third Man” won the Palme d’Or and an Oscar for cinematographer Robert Krasker’s German Expressionist-inspired images. The film was restored by Deluxe on behalf of StudioCanal.
In other Wellesian news, the producers of his unfinished ‘The Other Side of the Wind” have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to put the film through post-production so that we may finally see his 1985 passion project.