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The Third Man (1949)

NR 104 min - Thriller, Mystery - 31 August 1949
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An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.

Director:  Carol Reed
Stars:  Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Paul Hörbiger, Siegfried Breuer, Erich Ponto, Ernst Deutsch, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Annie Rosar, Eric Pohlmann, Hannah Norbert, Karel Stepanek, Herbert Halbik, Frederick Schreicker, Hugo Schuster, Brother Theodore, Carol Reed

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Storyline

An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.



Tagline: Hunted by men...Sought by WOMEN!

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English, Russian, German
Release Date:  31 August 1949

Box Office

Revenue:  $596,349

Company Credits

Production Companies:  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation, The Criterion Collection

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 44 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Robert Krasker – WON
DIRECTING — Carol Reed
FILM EDITING — Oswald Hafenrichter


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