The Third Man

Film Description

  • Year: 1949
  • Length: 108 Minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Genre: Film Noir
  • Director: Carol Reed
  • Screenwriter: Graham Greene
  • Cinematographer: Robert Krasker
  • Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

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.