The Third Man (1949)

8.17 / Rated by 3 people

Film Noir
108 min.
Plot  American pulp Western writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in Allied-occupied Vienna seeking his childhood friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles), who has offered him a job. Upon arrival he discovers that Lime was killed just days earlier by a speeding car while crossing the street. Martins attends Lime's funeral, where he meets two British Army Police: Sergeant Paine (Bernard Lee), a fan of Martins' pulp fiction, and his superior, Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), who says Lime was a criminal and suggests Martins leave town.

A book club subsequently approaches Martins, requesting that he give a lecture to the club and offering to pay for his lodging. Viewing this as an opportunity to clear Lime's name, Martins decides to remain in Vienna. He encounters Lime's friend, "Baron" Kurtz (Ernst Deutsch), who tells Martins that he, along with another mutual friend, Popescu (Siegfried Breuer), carried Lime to the side of the street after the accident. Before dying, Lime asked Baron ...



Alida Valli
Anna Schmidt
Orson Welles
Harry Lime
Trevor Howard
Major Calloway
Bernard Lee
Sergeant Paine
Ernst Deutsch
"Baron" Kurtz
Erich Ponto
Dr. Winkel
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Anna's landlady
Robert Brown
British Military Policeman in Sewer Chase
Paul Hardtmuth
The hall porter at Hotel Sacher
Geoffrey Keen
British Military Policeman
Eric Pohlmann
Waiter at Smolka's
Annie Rosar
The porter's wife
Nelly Arno
Kurtz's mother
Joseph Cotten
Holly Martins


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The Third Man
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