The Third Man

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

American writer, Holly Martins, arrives in shadowy post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime. On arrival, he learns that his friend has been killed in a street accident, but also that Lime was a black marketer wanted by the police.

'Few films more effectively capture the crumbling infrastructure and opportunistic lawlessness of postwar Europe. And none better translate the snaking treachery of Graham Greene's stories and his worlds of cynical expats and casual betrayal.' - Wendy Ide, The Times

Screened as part of Lewes Chamber Music Festival with an introduction by Robert Senior.


Wed 13 June