The Third Man (1949) – Trivia – IMDb

A neat bit of back-and-forth that resulted in one of the best cast movies I’ve seen. I’m going straight to hell for suggesting a remake of a near-perfect film, but I daresay if one was to be made, the time is ripe for it. The central character is a morally bankrupt, cronyist, business-over-people profiteer – have Harry shoot Holly in the face “by accident” and the modernisation is complete!

Producer David O. Selznick originally wanted Noel Coward for the role of Harry Lime; but director Carol Reed insisted on Orson Welles.

Director Carol Reed originally wanted James Stewart for the role of Holly Martins; producer David O. Selznick insisted on Joseph Cotten, who was under contract to Selznick’s production company at that time.

This entry was posted in movies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>