The Third Man

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

Set in shadowy, damaged and impoverished postwar Vienna (whose mystery is amplified by the iconic black-and-white expressionist cinematography of the film) pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to the city to meet an old friend, Harry Lime, only to find himself investigating his murder after being told that Harry was a criminal. This revelation leads Holly down a path to unravelling a mystery that will take him to the highest and lowest of the once great city. Written by acclaimed author Graham Greene (Brighton Rock, The Quiet American), and starring the undeniably captivating on screen presence of Orson Welles, The Third Man has been heralded as one of the greatest British films of all time.

'This is a unique classic' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

'Top credit must go to Mr. Reed for molding all possible elements into a thriller of superconsequence' - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.