The Third Man (1949)


The Third Man (1949)

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.
IMDb   8.1 /10
Metacritic   97 %
TheMovieDb    8.0 /10
FilmAffinity   8.2 /10
Director Carol Reed
Writer Graham Greene
Writer Orson Welles
Writer Alexander Korda
Writer Carol Reed
Release Date1949-10-12
Runtime1h 33mins
GenreFilm-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
AwardsTop Rated Movies #182 | Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
CompanyLondon Film Productions
LanguageEnglish, German, Russian
Holly Martins
Anna Schmidt (as Valli)
Maj. Calloway
Karl - Harry's Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
'Baron' Kurtz
Anna's Old Landlady