Set in bombed-out, post-war Vienna, this classic film noir from director Carol Reed (The Fallen Idol) stars Joseph Cotten as a pulp novelist who arrives as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. After learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, Cotten develops the ultimate conspiracy theory, butts heads with a British investigator (Trevor Howard) and falls for Harry’s grief-stricken lover (Alida Valli). Grand Prize winner at the Cannes International Film Festival. Oscar winner for Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Robert Krasker). “One great shot after another. I’ve seen it 50 times and it’s still magic.” —Roger Ebert. “Quite simply, one of the finest films ever made.” —Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times. “Seriously, is there a better screen entrance than Harry Lime’s?” —Time Out New York. Official Web Site

Director:

Carol Reed

Cast:

Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, Paul Hoerbiger, Ernst Deutsch, Erich Ponto, Siegfried Breuer, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen Hedwig Bleibtreu, Annie Rosar, Herbert Halbik, Alexis Chesnakov, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Paul Hardtmuth, Nellie Arno, Jenny Werner, Leo Bieber, Frederick Schreicher

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 44mins

Release Year:

1949

Country Of Origin:

UK