The Third Man

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An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene (by), Graham Greene (screen play)
Production: N/A
Year: 1949
MetaScore: 97/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 12 Oct 1949
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.


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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