The third man


Carol Reed
GBR 1949
105 min

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)

  • 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
  • Graham Greene
  • Robert Krasker
  • John Cox
  • Oswald Hafenrichter
  • Anton Karas; Henry Love (Song: «Das alte Lied»)
  • Dario Simoni
London Films

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

Cinestar Filmverleih Opernring 19 1010 Wien T 1 587 84 06 F 1 587 57 11
35 mm