Film Details



THE THIRD MAN
Release Date: Feb 1950
Duration (in mins): 93 or 104-105
Cast:
Joseph Cotten (Holly Martins)
Valli (Anna [Schmidt])
Orson Welles (Harry Lime)
Trevor Howard (Major Calloway)
Bernard Lee (Sergeant Paine)
Director:
Carol Reed (Dir)
Guy Hamilton (Asst dir)
Writer:
Graham Greene (Scr)
Producer:
David O. Selznick
Alexander Korda
Distribution
Company:
Selznick Releasing Organization
Production
Company:
London Film Productions, Ltd.
Summary:
In post-war Vienna, a city occupied by four Allied forces and sustained by a thriving black market, American writer Holly Martins arrives, penniless, at the invitation of his old friend Harry Lime, who had offered him a job. Holly goes to Harry's apartment and is told by the porter that Harry was run over by a car and killed. He rushes to the cemetery, where he finds Harry's funeral in progress. As he leaves the gravesite, Holly is approached by a British officer, Major Calloway, who offers him...