Main title from The Third Man (1949). Carol Reed’s production by Graham Greene (4)

The Third Man

(1949)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 44min |
A
| 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!

Cast

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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
Paul Hörbiger
Karl
Ernst Deutsch
Baron Kurtz
Erich Ponto
Dr Winkel
Siegfried Breuer
Popescu
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Anna’s Landlady
Bernard Lee
Sgt Paine
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Wilfrid Hyde-White
Crabbin
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Reviews

(1)

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)

Pictures

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Screenshot from The Third Man (1949) (1). Vienna
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (14). Produced and directed by Carol Reed
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (13)
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (12)
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (11). Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (10)
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (9). Zither music played by Anton Karas
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (8)
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Main title from The Third Man (1949) (6). Screen play by Graham Greene
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (5). Paul Hörbiger, Ernst Deutsch, Erich Ponto, Siegfried Breuer, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Bernard Lee
Main title from The Third Man (1949). Carol Reed’s production by Graham Greene (4)
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (3). Joseph Cotten, Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (2)
Main title from The Third Man (1949) (1)
Photograph of The Third Man (1949) (3) featuring Joseph Cotten
Photograph from The Third Man (1949) featuring Orson Welles
Orson Welles (Harry Lime) hides behind a wall from armed guards in The Third Man

Production

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British director Carol Reed, perhaps best known for his work on The Third Man (1949)
Director / Producer / Writer
Alexander Korda
Producer / Writer (story)
David O Selznick
Producer
Graham Greene
Writer / Writer / Writer (screen play)
Main title from The VIPs (1963) (10). Orson Welles as Max Buda
Orson Welles
Writer / Writer

Companies

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London Film Productions
Production company
The Third Man (1949) opening credits (11)
British Lion Film Corporation
Distribution company
Electric Pictures Ltd.
Distribution company
Optimum Releasing
Distribution company