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Orson Welles: A Master of Mystery and Intrigue Step into the world of Orson Welles, a legendary figure in the realm of cinema

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: The Third Man Poster

The Third Man Poster
UK Theatrical Quad 1949

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: A Scene from the The Third Man (1949)

A Scene from the The Third Man (1949)
Joseph Cotten in front of the Ferris Wheel in Vienna

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: The Third Man

The Third Man
Shadows of The Third Man

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: The Third Man

The Third Man
Anton Karas playing the soundtrack to The Third Man at Shepperton Studios

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: UK quad poster artwork for the 1999 release of The Third Man (1949)

UK quad poster artwork for the 1999 release of The Third Man (1949)
The artwork was created for the theatrical re-release of Carol Reeds The Third Man in the UK in 1999

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man (1949)
Joseph Cotten and Trevor Howard in a scene from Carol Reeds classic film

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)

Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)
A colourized image of Orson Welles as Harry Lime in Carol Reeds The Third Man

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: The beautiful and windy city of Essaouira. Morocco

The beautiful and windy city of Essaouira. Morocco

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Orson Welles, American actor and film director, 30 October 1938

Orson Welles, American actor and film director, 30 October 1938. Welles (1915-1985) photographed after his the broadcast of a radio dramatisation of The War of the Worlds, by HG Wells

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: An alley in the souks of Essaouira

An alley in the souks of Essaouira
Essaouira - the jewel of the Atlantica - is a small fortified port in western Morocco on the same latitude as Marrakech, between Safi and Agadir

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Traditional boats in Essaouira, on Atlantic coast of Morocco

Traditional boats in Essaouira, on Atlantic coast of Morocco. Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Harbour of Essaouira and Genoese-built citadel

Harbour of Essaouira and Genoese-built citadel
Harbour of Essaouira and Scala Du Port, a Genoese-built citadel. The fortress Skala du Port is one of the symbols of the city of Essaouira

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Fishermens huts and Genoese-built citadel in Essaouira harbour, on Atlantic coast of Morocco

Fishermens huts and Genoese-built citadel in Essaouira harbour, on Atlantic coast of Morocco
Fishermens huts and Scala Du Port Genoese-built citadel in Essaouira harbour. The fortress Skala du Port is one of the symbols of the city of Essaouira

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Essaouira city, Morocco

Essaouira city, Morocco
Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador ) is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Scala Du Port Genoese-built citadel in Essaouria, on Atlantic coast of Morocco

Scala Du Port Genoese-built citadel in Essaouria, on Atlantic coast of Morocco
The fortress Skala du Port is one of the symbols of the city of Essaouira. This fortress was the setting for several scenes of the popular Game of Thrones and as Othello version of Orson Welles

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Essaouira city, Morocco

Essaouira city, Morocco
Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. The city was known in the time of 11th-century geographer al-Bakri

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Harbour of Essaouira, on Atlantic coast of Morocco

Harbour of Essaouira, on Atlantic coast of Morocco. Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: City walls in Essaouira

City walls in Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: City walls in Essaouira

City walls in Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: An alley in the medina of Essaouira

An alley in the medina of Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Detail of lampposts in the Medina of Essaouira

Detail of lampposts in the Medina of Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: An alley in the medina of Essaouira

An alley in the medina of Essaouira
Essaouira - the jewel of the Atlantica - is a small fortified port in western Morocco on the same latitude as Marrakech, between Safi and Agadir

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: View of Essaouira village in Morocco

View of Essaouira village in Morocco
View of the exterior walls of the medina of Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: An alley in the medina of Essaouira

An alley in the medina of Essaouira
Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Detail of a gate in the Medina of Essaouira

Detail of a gate in the Medina of Essaouira. Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Detail of a gate of the Medina of Essaouira

Detail of a gate of the Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira is a city in western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, an example of a late 18th-century fortified town

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Essaouira city, Morocco

Essaouira city, Morocco
Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. The city was known in the time of 11th-century geographer al-Bakri

Background imageOrson Welles Collection: Essaouira city, Morocco

Essaouira city, Morocco
Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. The city was known in the time of 11th-century geographer al-Bakri



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Orson Welles: A Master of Mystery and Intrigue Step into the world of Orson Welles, a legendary figure in the realm of cinema. Known for his enigmatic persona and unparalleled talent, Welles left an indelible mark on the industry with his iconic film "The Third Man. " "The Third Man" is a masterpiece that continues to captivate audiences even after seven decades. Its striking poster featuring shadowy figures against a backdrop of crumbling buildings sets the tone for this gripping tale set in post-war Vienna. One scene from "The Third Man" stands out as a testament to Welles' brilliance. With his charismatic presence, he effortlessly commands attention as he emerges from the shadows, leaving viewers spellbound by his performance. This 1949 classic has stood the test of time, evident in its UK quad poster artwork for its 1999 re-release. It serves as a reminder that great films never fade away; they only grow stronger with each passing year. Welles' portrayal in "The Third Man" showcases his versatility as an actor and filmmaker. His ability to bring complex characters to life is unmatched, making him one of Hollywood's most revered talents. Beyond his cinematic achievements, Orson Welles was also known for embracing adventure and exploring new horizons. The beautiful cityscape of Essaouira in Morocco perfectly captures both his wanderlust spirit and artistic sensibilities. On October 30th, 1938, America witnessed the birth of an extraordinary artist who would forever change the landscape of cinema. Orson Welles became synonymous with innovation and creativity throughout his illustrious career. "The Third Man" remains an enduring testament to Orson Welles' genius – a film that continues to enthrall generations with its atmospheric storytelling and unforgettable performances. Step into this mesmerizing world crafted by one man whose legacy will forever shine brightly on celluloid screens worldwide.