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The Third Man (3-Sep-1949)

Director: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Producer: Carol Reed

Keywords: Mystery, Thriller, Film Noir

Novelist Holly Martins is invited to post-war Vienna but arrives to find his contact, Harry Lime, dead from a car accident and with a reputation as a black marketeer. He notices irregularities in Lime's death. Who exactly was Harry Lime, who seems so unlike the Lime he remembers? Excellent cinematography, superb acting and fantastic convolutions make this an exceptional film.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph Cotten
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Paul Hörbiger
29-Apr-1894 5-Mar-1981 Liebelei
Trevor Howard
29-Sep-1913 7-Jan-1988 Sons and Lovers
Wilfrid Hyde-White
12-May-1903 6-May-1991 My Fair Lady
Bernard Lee
10-Jan-1908 16-Jan-1981 James Bond's M
Alida Valli
31-May-1921 22-Apr-2006 The Third Man
Orson Welles
6-May-1915 10-Oct-1985 Citizen Kane


Joseph Cotten   ...   Holly Martins
Alida Valli   ...   Anna
Orson Welles   ...   Harry Lime
Trevor Howard   ...   Maj. Calloway
Bernard Lee   ...   Sgt. Paine
Ernst Deutsch   ...   "Baron" Kurtz
Paul Hoerbiger   ...   Porter
Siegfried Breuer   ...   Popescu
Erich Ponto   ...   Dr. Winkel
Wilfrid Hyde-White   ...   Crabbin
Hedwig Bleibtreu   ...   Anna's "Old Woman"
Annie Rosar   ...   Porter's Wife
Herbert Halbik   ...   "Little" Hansl
Alexis Chesnakov   ...   Brodsky
Paul Hardtmuth   ...   Hall Porter (Sacher)


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