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The Third Man

The Third Man

The Third Man

1949 / 101min / DCP

DIRECTOR: CAROL REED

CAST: JOSEPH COTTEN, ORSON WELLES

American novelist Joseph Cotton lands in a war-scarred Vienna to look up his old friend Harry Lime, only to discover that his pal seems to have died, leaving a grieving Alida Valli and a terrible criminal legacy behind him. Haunted by Anton Karas's zither score and shot in disorienting canted angles by Robert Krasker, the rubble-strewn old city is a vision of a world permanently off-balance, into which steps a nonchalant Orson Welles, in perhaps his finest film performance not directed by himself. Simply put, one of the greatest films ever made.

Screening as a part of Produced by David O. Selznick.