The Third Man
1h 33min – Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Thursday August 15th at 7:30pm
Film Noir series returns with the masterpiece of cinema, the Third Man in a remastered and restored edition.
The Third Man is a British cinematic masterpiece from director Carol Reed, author Graham Greene and starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Orson Welles. An undisputed all-time classic, the film features some of cinema’s most memorable set pieces: the chase through the sewers, the enormous Ferris wheel, the elm-lined cemetery and Anton Karas’ zither score, a worldwide phenomenon in itself.
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas’s evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.