The Third Man (1949)

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Somewhat apocryphal stories abound regarding Carol Reed discovering musician Anton Karas while scouring Vienna bars and nightclubs. Reed actually heard Karas playing at a production party and insisted the Austrian zither player come to Reed's hotel room and record songs... ...


Quotes

Calloway: We should have dug deeper than a grave.


Goofs

The dog and the book briefly change between Kurtz' two hands when he is being shown where Lime was hit by a truck.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: V I E N N A

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

31 August 1949

Language

English, German, Russian


Country of Origin

UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,576 (USA) (9 May 1999)

Gross:

$449,191 (USA) (22 November 2015)

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