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The Third Man

Joseph Cotten is pulp fiction writer Holly Matins, who arrives in Vienna to work for his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to be told that Lime has died in an accident. However, things don't exactly add up and soon Matins is entangled in a mystery involving the black market, Lime's Czech girlfriend and the mulitnational occupying forces. Full of incomparable atmosphere, aided by persistent zither music this is a classic noir thriller based on a story by Graham Greene.

Year: 1949
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Thrillers & Suspense, Classic Film Noir, Cannes - Palme d'Or, Film Festivals 2000, Nick's Favourites, Best of the 1940s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Alice Members' Top 100, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Graham Greene
Country: UK
Director: Carol Reed
Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
Duration: 100 Minutes
Rating: PG
8.2/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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