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Geoffrey Keen Geoffrey Keen
British Military Policeman
Karel Stepanek Karel Stepanek
Actor at Josefstadt Theater
Gordon Tanner Gordon Tanner
International Patrol C
Carol Reed Carol Reed
Opening Narrator - UK Version
Annie Rosar Annie Rosar
Porter's Wife
Frederick Schrecker Frederick Schrecker
Hansel's Father
Eric Pohlmann Eric Pohlmann
Waiter at Smolka's
Martin Miller Martin Miller
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Carol Reed Carol Reed
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Orson Welles Orson Welles
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Beautiful but smug

12 years, 8 months 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...

10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 31 10:23
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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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7 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 11:50
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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 (19), Film Noir (18), 1940s (18), Drama (18), 1949 (14), Noir (14), Suspense (8), UK (7), Murder (7), Black & White (7), Action (6), Black And White (6), Austria (6), B/w (5), Film-noir (5), IMDb Top250 (5), Vienna (5), 300 Greatest Films (4)
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