The Third Man
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Robert said on 2022-01-01:
Set in Allied-occupied Vienna, broke American novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) finds himself drawn into the city’s seedy underbelly after receiving a job offer from his lifelong friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Spectacular location cinematography, an unforgettable zither score by Anton Karas, and Carol Reed’s masterful direction combine to create the quintessential classic about postwar Europe. Ranked the greatest British film of all time by the British Film Institute!

Director: Guy Hamilton, Robert Krasker, Carol Reed, Ferdinand Bellan, James Sawyer, Jack N. Green Writer: Graham Greene
Run time: 104 minutes Release date: 1949-08-31
Floor location: Mystery/Suspense Format: DVD
Production Countries: United Kingdom
Spoken Languages: English, Pусский, Deutsch
In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna.

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