In Their Words — Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Carol Reed & Orson Welles Filming 'The Third Man' (1949)
Carol Reed and Orson Welles filming The Third Man (1949)

In time I believe we shall get away from the eternal happy ending – it is difficult to get an audience really interested in the problems of the two main characters of a story when they know in the end it will all work out all right, however difficult it may seem. The French have done it. Why shouldn’t we?

—Carol Reed