The Third Man

(1949)

Overview

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, 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 and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna.

  1. Graham Greene

    Screenplay

  2. Carol Reed

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Holly Martins

  2. Alida Valli

    Alida Valli

    Anna Schmidt (as Valli)

  3. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Harry Lime

  4. Trevor Howard

    Trevor Howard

    Major Calloway

  5. Bernard Lee

    Bernard Lee

    Sergeant Paine

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 2, 1950
    NR
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue $596,349.00

Homepage -

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