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Graham Greene’s 1949 film noir The Third Man, which was helmed by Carol Reed and starred Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard, was written and directed by Carol Reed. The movie, which is set in post-World War II Vienna, centers on an American named Holly Martins (Cotten), who travels there to accept a position with his buddy Harry Lime (Welles), only to discover that Lime had passed away. Martins decides to remain in Vienna and look into the death of the man since he finds it strange.
An important aspect of The Third Man is Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of black-and-white expressionist cinematography, which includes harsh lighting and distorted “Dutch angle” camera technique. The look captures the sense of a worn-out, jaded post-war Vienna during the outset of the Cold War when combined with the classic theme song, sleazy settings, and stellar performances from the cast.
In order to prepare for the script, Greene penned the novella with the same name. The only instrument used in the composition by Anton Karas was the zither. The Third Man Theme, which serves as the film’s theme music, reached number one on the international music charts in 1950, launching the hitherto unknown artist to prominence; the theme also served as the inspiration for Nino Rota’s main melody for La Dolce Vita (1960). [Reference needed] The acting, music, and atmospheric cinematography of The Third Man have made it one of the best movies of all time.
The Third Man was named the best British movie of all time by the British Film Institute in 1999. It was chosen as the second-best British film ever in a 2011 Time Out magazine survey of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers, and reviewers.
An American writer of western fiction named Holly Martins travels to post-World War II Vienna in search of Harry Lime, a childhood friend who has promised him a job. Lime was murdered by a car while crossing the street, Martins is informed.
Martins encounters Major Calloway and Sergeant Paine, two members of the British Royal Military Police, who are also fans of Martins’ writings, at Lime’s burial. Following that, Martins receives a request from Mr. Crabbin to present at a book club a few days later.
Then, Martins runs into “Baron” Kurtz, a friend of Lime’s, who informs him that Lime was brought to the side of the road after the accident by Popescu and another buddy. Lime ordered them to look after Martins and his lover, the actress Anna Schmidt, before he passed away.
As Martins looks into Lime’s death, he learns that different witnesses have given different stories of how many men took Lime’s body. Martins is offered more information by the porter at Lime’s apartment, but the man is murdered before Martins can speak with him.
Martins challenges Major Calloway and requests that the cause of Lime’s death be looked into. Calloway indicates that Lime stole penicillin from military hospitals, diluted it, and sold it on the underground market, inflicting severe harm or even fatalities on a large number of individuals. Martins agrees to depart after being persuaded by concrete evidence.
That evening when Martins visits Anna, he sees Lime standing in a shadowed doorway. Lime runs off and disappears. Calloway, whom Martins summons, surmises that Lime has escaped through the sewers.
The orderly who stole the penicillin for Lime is identified as the body by the British police who exhume Lime’s coffin. Calloway questions Anna once more before sending her to the Soviet area.
The Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna’s observation wheel, is where Martins and Lime first meet. Before hurriedly leaving, Lime threatens Martins in a vague manner. Martins is then asked to assist Calloway in capturing Lime. Martins agrees to help, but on the condition that Anna be taken safely outside of Vienna.
When Anna sees Martins, Third Man who has come to watch Anna leave on the train, he is about to board the train. She coerces him into the scheme but doesn’t want to be involved. Exasperated, Martins makes the decision to depart Vienna, but on the way to the airport.
Third Man Calloway makes a stop at a hospital to show Martins children who had been given Lime’s diluted penicillin and were now handicapped or dying of meningitis. Martins consents to assist the police once more.
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