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The Third Man

After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry's life.

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Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.

An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.

Director
Carol Reed
Cast
Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson WellesTrevor HowardBernard LeePaul HörbigerErnst DeutschSiegfried BreuerErich PontoWilfrid Hyde-WhiteHedwig BleibtreuNelly ArnoJack ArrowHarold AyerHarry BelcherLeo BieberPaul BirchMartin BoddeyMadge BrindleyRobert BrownRay BrownePaul CarpenterMarie-Louise CharlierAlexis ChesnakovGuy De MonceauReed De RouenJack FaintPeter FontaineThomas GallagherMichael GodfreyVernon GreevesHerbert HalbikPaul HardtmuthWalter HertnerCharles IrwinLily KannGeoffrey KeenBrookes Kyle
Genres
Thriller, Mystery
Country
UK
Language
English, Russian, German
Available
Feb 1 2017
Grand Prix
Cannes Film Festival

Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.