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Info: THE THIRD MAN

THE THIRD MAN (NR)
1 hrs, 44 mins
RELEASE:
08/31/1949
CAST:
Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli
DIRECTOR:
Carol Reed

TICKETS / Seattle / Crest Cinema Center

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Naïve American pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in the morally ambiguous world of divided, crumbling post-war Vienna to take a job from a friend, but is shocked to find that he has been killed in a car accident. Martins suspects foul play and sets out to discover the identity of the “third man,” the mysterious witness to the incident, who is the person he hopes can reveal the true story. Shot in breathtaking black and white, with inky shadows that hide lurking figures, the film climaxes in an unforgettable chase through the labyrinthine underground sewers. Orson Welles, in relatively little screen time, dominates the film as the mesmerizing mystery man Harry Lime. Co-starring Trevor Howard and Alida Valli. Famed novelist Graham Greene adapted the dramatic screenplay from his own story; Carol Reed (Odd Man Out, The Fallen Idol, Oliver!) masterfully directed. Digitally restored by Deluxe Restoration, on behalf of Studiocanal, from a fine grain master positive struck from the original negative.

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