Theatrical Release Date: 10 Aug 2006
Home Ent. Release Date: 18 Oct 2004
Running Time: 104mins
Carol Reed Centenary August – September 2006 at the National Film Theatre A retrospective of the finest British directors, including the Odd Man Out, The Way Ahead, and extended runs of The Fallen Idol and his best loved film The Third Man. Carol Reed refused to be confined to any one genre: his work encompassed drama, comedy and musical, and throughout his career he worked with many talented actors including Orson Welles, Margaret Lockwood, Burt Lancaster, Alex Guinness and Michael Redgrave. Visit www.bfi.org.uk/reed for more details and tickets or call 020 7 928 3232 National Film Theatre South Bank London SE1 The Third Man, which stars Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Trevor Howard is widely regarded as one of the best British films ever produced. Written for the screen by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed, the film won the Palme D'Or at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival. Since then it has grown in stature as one of the finest examples of post war British cinema, including one of the greatest performances by Orson Welles as the eponymous Harry Lime.