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The Third Man

9 Ratings: 4.4
A movie directed by Carol Reed

This classic noir mystery, from the team of Carol Reed and Graham Greene, is generally considered to be the best filmwork of both of these estimable talents. THE THIRD MAN features Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a pulp novelist who has come to post-WWII … see full wiki

Director: Carol Reed
Genre: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: 31 August 1949 (UK)
3 reviews about The Third Man
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2010
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Carol Reed’s 1949 film-noir “The Third Man” is Reed’s greatest work, and probably Orson Welle’s second greatest acting role of his career!  This is not an idle boast considering this movie is considered the greatest British made film of all time by the British Film institute, (#57 on AFI’s top 100).  By the way, Welle’s has the unique distinction of also acting in the #1 movie on the American Film Institute list, “Citizen Kane”!!!   …
review by . February 13, 2009
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Pros: Orson Welles makes an impression!     Cons: Can be tough to follow     The Bottom Line: Cuckoo! Cuckoo!     One of the great tragedies of cinematic history is that Orson Welles really didn't capitalize on the potential he showed with Citizen Kane. He made a couple more noteworthy movies like The Third Man and Touch of Evil, but mostly his career just faded out to the point where he was voicing commercials during his later years to …
review by . September 21, 2007
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Ah, what an excellent, entertaining little film this is! I'd heard of it, off and on, throughout the years, but never seen it until I had the joy of getting the Criterion Edition of the film, so I come to it as fairly recent first-time viewer.    The movie's plot, as you know, centers around an American writer, Holly Martens, who goes to post-War Vienna to work for a friend named Harry Lime. When he gets there, he finds that Lime has met an untidy end, one that gets more and …
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