[Dixielandjazz] Duplication

Louis Lince louislince at neworleansmusic.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 4 11:57:54 PST 2004

The Harry Lime theme was composed by Anton Karas, who played it on his
zither for the film. Incidentally he had a hit single with the tune on Decca
records in the UK in 1949.

Louis (not that my mind is filled with trivia) Lince

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Wood" <zenith at ans.com.au>
To: "Dixieland Jazz" <Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Cc: <bgofilt at impulse.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 10:36 AM
Subject: Fw: [Dixielandjazz] Duplication

> Hello Peter L and Listers,
> About 30 years ago I went pub crawling in Vienna looking for and trying to
> fine the composer of the Harry Lime theme.  Well I really tried but it was
> good excuse at the time.  Rumour has it that the composer of the "Third
> used to frequent the seedier bars and eventually died pennyless without
> obtaining anything for his famous composition.  Anyone else know anything
> about it or him ?
> > "I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with
> > its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm.
> > Constantinople suited me better."
> >
> > The Third Man - 1949 (Carol Reed)
> Cheers,
> Tom (Limey) Wood
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