Third Man, The 1949 (Re-release 1954 )
27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Good to Very Good, linen backed. The poster was folded in half an extra time and it had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds. It had some tiny tear and tiny bits of paper loss on parts of some folds, with a few pieces of tape on the back . It had some pinholes and creases around the edges. It is very well linenbacked. Important Added Info: Note that master producer David O. Selznick was behind many of the greatest movies of the 1930s to 1950s. In each case, he would release the movie through a major studio for its first release only, and then would himself re-release the movie many times over the following years, thus resulting in many different one-sheets for each of his movies, and often some of the early re-releases have been mistakenly sold as originals. Since the re-releases were almost never dated, or affiliated with another studio, it makes them difficult to date, UNLESS they have a litho number, and comparing the litho number on the poster to our massive database of litho numbers taken from actual movie posters, we can determine that this poster is almost certainly from 1954. Complicating matters is the fact that there was yet another re-release in 1956, and those posters have NSS information on them, so they are surely from 1956, and we know that this poster was released between 1950 and 1955, and almost surely from 1954, based on the litho number.
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
"Cats loved him... And so did Women!"; "What a chase he led them!"; "He'll put you in a dither with his Zither" Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.