The World Premiere Digital Re-Recording of the Score. Composed by Anton Karas.
Filmed in 1949, in post-war Vienna, The Third Man starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton and Trevor Howard is the ultimate film-noir/mystery film. The memorable zither score composed by Anton Karas masterfully conjures the Austrian ambience – the street corners, the sidewalk cafés, the former grandeur of Vienna lying in bomb damaged rubble.
Karas’ score has been brought back to life through the musical skills of the talented Bavarian zither artist Gertrud Zuber. This album features the first ever digital recording of the acclaimed "Harry Lime Theme".
• Enhanced CD – with bonus video of Gertrud Huber performing ’The Harry Lime Theme’ and CD booklet with extensive notes and film stills.
• Extra Orchestral versions of ‘The Harry Lime Theme’ and ‘The Café Mozart Waltz’ performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
1. Big Ben (London Films) 0:18
2. The Harry Lime Theme 2:21
3. Dialogue – “It’s A Shame” 0:14
4. The Café Mozart Waltz 2:24
5. Main Title - Harry’s False Funeral 5:58
6. Dialogue – “Heard of Harry Lime?” 0:09
7. Holly Encounters Anna / Meeting the Conspirators 3:01
8. Dialogue – “The Third Man” 0:35
9. Holly Is Accused of Homicide 2:31
10. Dialogue – “This Isn’t Santa Fe” 0:20
11. Holly Brings Flowers 6:15
12. Holly Runs After Harry’s Shadow 4:56
13. Dialogue – “Holly, What Fools We Are” 0:45
14. Trap to Catch Harry 3:33
15. Dialogue – “The Cuckoo Clock” 0:23
16. Anna Walks Away / End Title – The Harry Lime Theme 4:06
17. Visions of Vienna 1:59
18. Danube Dreams 2:18
19. The Harry Lime Theme (Orchestral Version) 2:35
20. The Café Mozart Waltz (Orchestral Version) 3:15
In this Cold War spy classic, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a third-rate American pulp novelist, arrives in postwar Vienna, where he has been promised a job by his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Upon his arrival, Martins discovers that Lime has been killed in a traffic accident, and that his funeral is taking place immediately. At the graveside, Martins meets outwardly affable Major Calloway (Trevor Howard) and actress Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli), who is weeping copiously. When Calloway tells Martins that the late Harry Lime was a thief and murderer, the loyal Martins is at first outraged. Gradually, he discovers not only that Calloway was right but also that the man lying in the coffin in the film's early scenes was not Harry Lime at all--and that Lime is still very much alive (he was the mysterious "third man" at the scene of the fatal accident). Thus the stage is set for the movie's famous climactic confrontation in the sewers of Vienna--and the even more famous final shot, in which Martins pays emotionally for doing "the right thing." Written by Graham Greene, The Third Man is an essential classic, made even more so by the insistent zither music of Anton Karas. Nominated for several Academy Awards, "The Third Man" won Best Cinematography for Robert Krasker. Also stars Trevor Howard, and Wilfrid Hyde-White (Colonel Pickering from "My Fair Lady.") 1949