Many see this year as a race between All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard, but was Reed deserving of a reward for The Third Man?
THE THIRD MAN is so damn good!!! Despite all the stories about Welles’ influence I rank Reed 2nd here before Manckiewicz, even though ALL ABOUT EVE is higher on my personal favorite films list. But neither can outrank SUNSET BOULEVARD’s Billy Wilder!
Huston 4th, Cukor 5th. Both did fine jobs.