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The Third Man

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Cast: Orson Welles , Joseph Cotten , Trevor Howard , Alida Valli , Paul Hoerbiger , Ernst Deutsch , Erich Ponto , Siegfried Breuer

Director: Carol Reed

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Distributor: Selznick International Pictures, British Lion Films Ltd., Spiegel Media GmbH, Warner Home Vídeo, Vintage Video, Continental Home Vídeo [br]

The Third Man (1949)

Release Date: February 2nd, 1950|1 hr. 44 min.

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