Main title from The Third Man (1949).  Carol Reed’s production by Graham Greene

The Third Man


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 44min |
| Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles | Director: Carol Reed

An unintelligent but tenacious writer of Westerns arrives in post-war Vienna to join his old friend Harry Lime, who seems to have met with an accident… or has he?

Hunted by men… Sought by WOMEN!


Joseph Cotten
Holly Martins
Alida Valli
Anna Schmidt
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Orson Welles
Harry Lime
British actor Trevor Howard smokes a cigarette.  Howard is dressed in a herringbone jacket and tie
Maj Calloway
Bernard Lee
Sgt Paine
Paul Hörbiger
Karl – Harry’s Porter
Ernst Deutsch
‘Baron’ Kurtz
Siegfried Breuer
Erich Ponto
Dr Winkel
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Wilfrid Hyde-White
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Anna’s Old Landlady
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Totally memorable and irresistible romantic thriller. Stylish from the first to the last with inimitable backgrounds of zither-music and war-torn buildings pointing up a then-topical black market story full of cynical characters; but not without humour. Hitchcock with feeling, if you like. (Halliwell’s)


Photograph of The Third Man (1949) (3) featuring Joseph Cotten
Photograph from The Third Man (1949) featuring Orson Welles
Main title from The Third Man (1949).  Carol Reed’s production by Graham Greene
Orson Welles (Harry Lime) hides behind a wall from armed guards in The Third Man


British director Carol Reed, perhaps best known for his work on The Third Man (1949)
Director / Producer
Graham Greene


Carol Reed's Production
Production company
London Film Productions
Production company
British Lion Film Corporation
Distribution company
Electric Pictures Ltd.
Distribution company
Optimum Releasing
Distribution company
Distribution company