Based on the novella by Graham Greene, Carol Reed’s aesthetically impeccable, intellectually terrifying film noir of 1949 follows an American writer lured by a friend to postwar Vienna, where he’s thrust into a mind-twisting nightmare of betrayal, crime, and murder. Well-received in its time, The Third Man has earned a reputation as one of the finest films ever made. Starring Jospeh Cotten, Orson Welles, and a wonderfully creepy zither soundtrack (99 min.).
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene
Producer: Alexander Korda, Hugh Perceval, Carol Reed and David Selznick
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, Paul Hoerbiger, Ernst Deutsch, Erich Ponto, Siegfried Breuer, Bernard Lee, Hedwig Bleibtreu and Wilfrid Hyde-White