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<i>The Third Man.</i>1949. Great Britain. Directed by Carol Reed. Image courtesy of The Austrian Film Museum
  • The Third Man

    1949. Great Britain. Carol Reed. 104 min.

Monday, March 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • The Third Man

    1949. Great Britain. Directed by Carol Reed. Screenplay by Graham Greene. With Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard. Featuring Orson Welles as the shady and elusive Harry Lime, trafficker of watered-down penicillin and Faustian corrupter of souls, The Third Man is the Cold War thriller at its most deliciously sinister: More than any other film in history, it has shaped our vision of Vienna as a treacherous shadowland of warring human instincts. Benefiting in great measure from Robert Krasker’s expressionist cinematography and Anton Karas’ jauntily unnerving zither theme, director Carol Reed, screenwriter Graham Greene, and producer Alexander Korda mapped the city’s postwar partition among the Four Powers (Great Britain, the Soviet Union, France, and the United States), from Vienna’s infernal sewer system as it traversed and transgressed the Allied zones, to a devil’s eye view, high atop the Prater Ferris Wheel, of the city’s expendable, thronging multitudes. Courtesy Rialto Pictures. 104 min.

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Image: The Third Man.1949. Great Britain. Directed by Carol Reed. Image courtesy of The Austrian Film Museum