THIRD MAN

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THE THIRD MAN

DRITTE MANN, DER

Carol Reed
GB, 1949
105min, d/eOF

THE THIRD MAN

Carol Reed
GB, 1949
, 105min, d/eOF

Cast: 
Joseph Cotten
Holly Martins
Alida Valli
Anna Schmidt
Orson Welles
Harry Lime
Trevor Howard
Major Calloway
Paul Hörbiger
Portier
Ernst Deutsch
«Baron» Kurtz
Erich Ponto
Dr. Winkel
Siegfried Breuer
Popescu
Hedwig Bleibtreu
alte Frau
Bernard Lee
Sergeant Paine
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Crabbin
Screenplay: 
Graham Greene
Sound: 
John Cox
Camera: 
Robert Krasker
Editor: 
Oswald Hafenrichter
Composer: 
Anton Karas; Henry Love (Song: «Das alte Lied»)
Decoration: 
Dario Simoni

Production: 
London Films
World Sales: 
Le Studio Canal+/Studio Canal Image Espace Lumière 5/13 Blvd de la Republique 92514 Boulogne-Billancourt, Frankreich T 1 71 75 88 35 F 1 71 75 89 86
Distribution in Austria: 
Cinestar Filmverleih Opernring 19 1010 Wien T 1 587 84 06 F 1 587 57 11
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
Restaurierte Fassung

Holly Martins arrives in post-war Vienna, a town filled with black-market intrigue and split four ways by the triumphant Allied Forces. Martins has traveled to Vienna for a job offered by his old friend Harry Lime. Martins is a less than successful adventure writer, and he needs the job. Unfortunately, he learns upon his arrival that Lime has recently been hit by a car and died. Holly arrives at the funeral just in time to see the graveside service conclude. Martins is picked up by Major Calloway, who drops another bomb on Holly: Lime was a racketeer, and a bad one at that. Holly cant accept this, so he begins his own impromptu investigation. He starts scouring Vienna for any clue or any witness he can question concerning Limes death. (James White)