The Third Man
Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime, only to find that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death, and as witnesses begin to disappear he soon finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway, head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt. Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?
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August 6, 2019