Not Rated | | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
This film tops the "BFI 100", a list of 100 of "the best British films ever" compiled by the British Film Institute (in 1999/2000). Paradoxically, it is also included (at #57) on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American films" list compiled in... ...
It had meningitis. They gave it some of Lime's penicillin. Terrible pity isn't it.
After Calloway has shown Martins the evidence against Lime, Calloway picks up the phone. We hear his line, "Get me police headquarters," but we don't see his lips move.
Opening credits prologue: V I E N N A
English, German, Russian
$13,576 (USA) (9 May 1999)
$449,191 (USA) (22 November 2015)
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