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the-third-man-poster-1In a continuing series in which I examine items from a list considered the mostest greatestest films of all time – The Third Man (1949)written by Graham Greene, directed by Carol Reed, and produced by David O. Selznick, this film floats in the middle of the AFI top 100 films.  Anything that is anywhere on the top 100 films of all time had better be brilliant.

The Third Man is good but not top 100 material.  “C”  saved by the “C”inematography.

In post-war Vienna, American novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) enthusiastically arrives in post-war Vienna to meet and get a job working for his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) but is stunned to learn that he is dead.  As Martins walks up to Lime’s funeral, at least three people are watching him.  One of those is Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), who had been in pursuit of Lime…

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