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The Third Man

Carol Reed, United Kingdom, 1949

104 min.Feature

An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Third Man
Danish title Den tredie mand
Other titles Den tredje mand
Director Carol Reed
Screenplay Graham Greene
Director of Photography Robert Krasker
Editor Oswald Hafenrichter
Production designer Vincent Korda
Appearances Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles
Production country United Kingdom
Production company London Film Productions
Domestic distribution Gloria-Film, Film-Centralen-Palladium
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Western Electric
TV release 02.09.1982, TV

Companies

Production company London Film Productions
Domestic distribution Gloria-Film, Film-Centralen-Palladium

Direction

Direction Carol Reed

Script

Script Graham Greene

Production

Production Carol Reed

Cinematography

Cinematography Robert Krasker

Editing

Editing Oswald Hafenrichter

Production design

Production design Vincent Korda

Appearance

Appearance Joseph Cotten
Appearance Alida Valli
Appearance Orson Welles

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