The Third Man
- Tue Nov 19
Director: Carol Reed Run Time: 104 min.
Starring: Alida Valli, Bernard Lee, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
Holly Martins (Cotten) travels to the rubble of post-World War II Vienna to unravel the mysterious demise of old friend Harry Lyme (Welles). He starts with few clues, and the little information he can gather from various sources simply doesn’t hang together. In this treacherous world of deception and black marketeering, Holly perseveres, aided by a police inspector (Howard) who’d also like answers. Is Harry Lyme really dead, and if not, why fake his own death?