The Third Man. 1949. Great Britain. Directed by Carol Reed. Screenplay by Graham Greene. With Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli. 35mm. 104 min.
With his pulp fiction career on the wane, Holly Martins has plenty of time on his hands. So when his old school buddy Harry Lime invites him to the divided postwar Vienna, Holly is intrigued and goes. But when Harry, a known black-marketeer, is killed in a suspicious traffic accident, Holly’s curiosity leads him into a world of intrigue.