Why to Watch - The Third Man

This is a film that resembles a great novel, and if you are trying to appreciate some old-school cinema, look no further.



The Third Man (1949) Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | 93min | October 12, 1949 (France) 8.1
Director: Carol ReedWriter: Graham Greene, Orson Welles, Alexander KordaStars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida ValliSummary: An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime. —Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>


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