The Third Man

The Third Man

Score: 10 / 10
Released: February 2, 1950
Director: Carol Reed
Producer: Carol Reed, Hugh Perceval
Studio: London Film Productions
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Alida Valli
Genre: Thriller
Length: 104 minutes
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The Third Man Overview

An unemployed pulp-fiction novelist, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), travels to post-WWII Vienna, where he accepts a job offer from his former classmate, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). When Harry is a no-show at the train station, Holly begins to get suspicious about his whereabouts. Holly discovers his classmate was involved in a traffic accident prior to his arrival. Not convinced that his death was a freak accident, Holly digs through the rubble of Vienna and the lies of friends to find the truth about what really happened to Harry Lime.