| Film | 1949 | UK | B&W | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 44min |
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles
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!
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)