The Third Man

Dir: Carol Reed
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli
104mins   1949   UK   PG   English   

An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.

'Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.' - Roger Ebert

This film is being screened as part of Michael's Film Club. If you wish to attend the introductory talk please arrive at 10:30.


Wed 18 July