"The Third Man" quotes

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene, Orson Welles, Alexander Korda
Production: British Lion Film Corporation, London Film Production
Year: 1949
MetaScore: 97/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: $1,067,364
Released: 12 Oct 1949
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 4 nominations total

57 Clips

L don't know anything anymore - The Third Man 00:21
L don't know anything anymore
A lot of good your money will do you in jail - The Third Man 00:23
A lot of good your money will do you in jail
Lt wasn't the German gin - The Third Man 00:06
Lt wasn't the German gin
L never knew there were snake charmers in Texas - The Third Man 00:13
L never knew there were snake charmers in Texas
Tell him l'll wait by that wheel there - The Third Man 00:14
Tell him l'll wait by that wheel there
Lt's the main sewer - The Third Man 00:17
Lt's the main sewer
L haven't got a sensible name - The Third Man 00:07
L haven't got a sensible name
Harmless Holly Martins - The Third Man 00:17
Harmless Holly Martins
L'll be your dumb decoy duck - The Third Man 00:07
L'll be your dumb decoy duck
Don't preach wisdom to me - The Third Man 00:15
Don't preach wisdom to me
This is more like a mortuary than a police headquarters - The Third Man 00:09
This is more like a mortuary than a police headquarters
For heaven's sake - The Third Man 00:27
For heaven's sake
L'd say you were doing something pretty dangerous this time - The Third Man 00:32
L'd say you were doing something pretty dangerous this time
Ls it comedy or tragedy - The Third Man 00:20
Ls it comedy or tragedy
He gave you the number of the Casanova Club - The Third Man 00:29
He gave you the number of the Casanova Club
The Third Man - The Third Man 00:31
The Third Man
Martins engaged on a new book - The Third Man 00:30
Martins engaged on a new book
L helped Harry fix her papers - The Third Man 00:40
L helped Harry fix her papers
You were intimate with Lime - The Third Man 00:17
You were intimate with Lime
Have you got orders to kill me - The Third Man 00:06
Have you got orders to kill me
Did you ever hear of  The Lone Rider of Santa Fe - The Third Man 00:27
Did you ever hear of The Lone Rider of Santa Fe
The Lone Rider of Santa Fe - The Third Man 00:57
The Lone Rider of Santa Fe
Crabbin offer me the hospitality of the H - The Third Man 00:11
Crabbin offer me the hospitality of the H
There was a third man there - The Third Man 00:46
There was a third man there
You're a writer - The Third Man 00:32
You're a writer
I've been trying to reach you at your hotel - The Third Man 00:48
I've been trying to reach you at your hotel
L was told that a third man helped you and Kurtz carry the body - The Third Man 00:57
L was told that a third man helped you and Kurtz carry the...
I wish he was dead - The Third Man 00:10
I wish he was dead
That's a nice girl - The Third Man 00:19
That's a nice girl
We're both in it - The Third Man 00:27
We're both in it
It had meningitis - The Third Man 00:11
It had meningitis
Next time we'll have a foolproof coffin - The Third Man 00:06
Next time we'll have a foolproof coffin
I'd make comic faces - The Third Man 00:34
I'd make comic faces
We can't go against the protocol - The Third Man 00:15
We can't go against the protocol
He taught me the three card trick - The Third Man 00:29
He taught me the three card trick
Have to quarrel - The Third Man 00:32
Have to quarrel
When did you see him last - The Third Man 01:05
When did you see him last
I guess nobody really knew Harry like he did - The Third Man 01:08
I guess nobody really knew Harry like he did
I told you to go away - The Third Man 01:01
I told you to go away
What did you want me to do - The Third Man 00:54
What did you want me to do
We should have dug deeper than a grave - The Third Man 00:07
We should have dug deeper than a grave
We do a little show each week - The Third Man 00:28
We do a little show each week
You were born to be murdered - The Third Man 00:16
You were born to be murdered
A person doesn't change just because you find out more - The Third Man 00:20
A person doesn't change just because you find out more
I was going to stay with him - The Third Man 00:33
I was going to stay with him
Like a sensible chap - The Third Man 00:47
Like a sensible chap
Don't be so gloomy - The Third Man 01:13
Don't be so gloomy
It's orders - The Third Man 00:26
It's orders
Its glamour and easy charm - The Third Man 03:58
Its glamour and easy charm
I'm English - The Third Man 00:09
I'm English
You remember - The Third Man 00:55
You remember
You ought to get yourself a girl - The Third Man 00:14
You ought to get yourself a girl
Have you ever seen any of your victims - The Third Man 01:38
Have you ever seen any of your victims
Be reasonable - The Third Man 00:56
Be reasonable
That's all - The Third Man 00:33
That's all
Poor Harry - The Third Man 00:20
Poor Harry
Nobody thinks in terms of human beings - The Third Man 01:21
Nobody thinks in terms of human beings

Cast

Holly Martins - Joseph Cotten
Anna Schmidt - Alida Valli
Harry Lime - Orson Welles
Maj. Calloway - Trevor Howard
Sgt. Paine - Bernard Lee
Karl - Harry's Porter - Paul Hörbiger
'Baron' Kurtz - Ernst Deutsch
Dr. Winkel - Erich Ponto
Anna's Old Landlady - Hedwig Bleibtreu
Kurtz's Mother - Nelly Arno
International Patrol A - Jack Arrow
Soldier - Harold Ayer
Man Chasing Holly - Harry Belcher
Casanova Barman - Leo Bieber
Military Policeman - Paul Birch
Russian Military Policeman - Martin Boddey
Guest at Casanova Bar - Madge Brindley
British Military Policeman in Sewer Chase - Robert Brown
International Patrol B - Ray Browne
Man in Racetrack Bar - Robin Burns
International Patrol D - Paul Carpenter
Stripper at club - Marie-Louise Charlier
Col. Brodsky - Russian Liaison Officer - Alexis Chesnakov
International Patrol C - Guy De Monceau
American Military Policeman at Railroad Station - Reed De Rouen
Guest at Casanova Bar - Jack Faint
Minor Role - Peter Fontaine
Taxi Driver - Thomas Gallagher
International Patrol C - Michael Godfrey
Man on Street - Theodore Gottlieb
International Patrol D - Vernon Greeves
Little Hansel - Boy with Ball - Herbert Halbik
Hartman - Hall Porter at Hotel Sacher - Paul Hardtmuth
Barman at Sacher's - Walter Hertner
Col. O'Sullivan - Charles Irwin
Nurse - Lily Kann
British Military Policeman - Geoffrey Keen
International Patrol B - Brookes Kyle
Headwaiter - Martin Miller
Actress at Josefstadt Theater - Hannah Norbert
Waiter at Smolka's - Eric Pohlmann
Opening Narrator - UK Version - Carol Reed
Porter's Wife - Annie Rosar
Hansel's Father - Frederick Schrecker
Waiter - Hugo Schuster
Actor at Josefstadt Theater - Karel Stepanek
International Patrol C - Gordon Tanner
Visitor at Literature Club - Ernst Ulman
Josefstadt Theatre Actress - Helga Wahlrow
Hilde - Winkel's Maid - Jenny Werner