The Third Man

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. read more
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

Original Release

08/31/1949

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Cast

Joseph Cotten Holly Martins
Alida Valli Anna Schmidt (as Valli)
Orson Welles Harry Lime
Trevor Howard Maj. Calloway
Bernard Lee Sgt. Paine
Paul Hörbiger Karl - Harry's Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
Siegfried Breuer Popescu
Erich Ponto Dr. Winkel
Ernst Deutsch 'Baron' Kurtz
Wilfrid Hyde-White Crabbin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carol Reed

Writers

Orson Welles, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Graham Greene

Cast

Joseph Cotten Holly Martins
Alida Valli Anna Schmidt (as Valli)
Orson Welles Harry Lime
Trevor Howard Maj. Calloway
Bernard Lee Sgt. Paine
Paul Hörbiger Karl - Harry's Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
Siegfried Breuer Popescu
Erich Ponto Dr. Winkel
Ernst Deutsch 'Baron' Kurtz
Wilfrid Hyde-White Crabbin
Hedwig Bleibtreu Anna's Old Landlady
Annie Rosar Porter's Wife
Eric Pohlmann Waiter at Smolka's
Hannah Norbert Actress at Josefstadt Theater
Karel Stepanek Actor at Josefstadt Theater
Herbert Halbik Little Hansel - Boy with Ball
Frederick Schrecker Hansel's Father
Hugo Schuster Waiter
Theodore Gottlieb Man on Street
Carol Reed Opening Narrator - UK Version

Producers

Editors

Oswald Hafenrichter

1951 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1951 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Won
1951 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
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