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The Third Man (1949)

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Starring (View all)
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten
Holly Martins
Alida Valli Alida Valli
Anna Schmidt
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Harry Lime
Trevor Howard Trevor Howard
Maj. Calloway
Bernard Lee Bernard Lee
Sgt. Paine
Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger
Karl - Harry's Porter
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch
'Baron' Kurtz


Written by (View all)
Alexander Korda Alexander Korda
story (uncredited)


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Beautiful but smug

16 years ago at Feb 18 13:53
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The cinematography is brilliant, and so vivid you almost forget you are watching a black & white movie. It's been well preserved and looks as if it could have been released yesterday. And the locales were so interesting that Vienna seems like another character (whether it was shot there or not). But maybe today's audiences are just too smart, but I never trusted anything or anyone, so any shock... read more

Truly goes to shows what we Brits can do...

14 years ago at Jan 31 10:23
1 vote
This film was a really good film-noir film. It is a really tense film because of the chemistry between the characters and the way this film is filmed. It made me feel really great because I never realised at first of how awesome this film really is. It is one of those films that is really loved because of its absolutely outstanding cast especially because Orson Welles is in it. This film is about ... read more

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11 years, 1 month ago at Jan 24 11:50
1 vote
Wasn't quite enjoying this movie and I was just wondering what made people rate this movie more than 8. I was about it give it just a six star rating but again the last scene, may be just 5 last seconds of the movie made me give one more star.

I love these kind of movies that has such an unpredictable endings. Didn't love the whole movie but the last, of course.
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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 lead 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.
Release date: 12 October 1949
UPC: 037429141625
Tags: Thriller (22), Mystery (20), 1940s (19), Film Noir (18), Drama (17), 1949 (16), Noir (14), Suspense (8), UK (7), Murder (7), Black & White (7), Action (6), Black And White (6), Austria (6), Vienna (6), B/w (5), Film-noir (5), IMDb Top250 (5), British (4)
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“The Third Man is really quite a brilliant film, and one of the best British films ever made in my opinion. There are several reasons why I think this. The cinematography is just outstanding, and helps fashion a city full of menace and the score is jaunty and flawlessly echoes the film's wit and drama. Then there is a dark yet playful script(two other words to describe the film itself too), impeccable direction from master of place, angle and shade Carol Reed and a gem of a story that grips you right up till the ending. The Third Man is also blessed with performances more perfect than you can ask for from Joseph Cotten and especially Orson Welles. Overall, it is a brilliant film, very well made and has a great story. 10/10 Bethany Cox” read more

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