The Third Man (1949)

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HUNTED...By a thousand men! Haunted...By a lovely girl!

Directed By Carol Reed Starring Joseph Cotten  •  Alida Valli  •  Orson Welles  •  Trevor Howard  •  Bernard Lee Genres British Noir  •  Film Noir  •  Mystery  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Thriller Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  StudioCanal  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Arthaus  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Winning  •  Cannes Grand Prix du Festival International du Film  •  BAFTA Award for Best British Film Winning  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best British Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best British Films  •  British Lion Films  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info September 3, 1949
B&W  •  93 minutes NR Rated NR
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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 6/15/2014 Reply  · 

Has aged like milk. If a film came out today with a horrible "one instrument" soundtrack that made serious scenes feel like a Daffy Duck cartoon and nauseating Dutch angles everytime characters sit down to have perfectly normal conversations, I'm sure it would not be remembered as the Greatest British Film of All Time.

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 2/5/2016 Reply  · 

fav film noir

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 5/12/2016 Reply  · 

Unique, lighthearted film noir with awesome cinematography and surprisingly deep romantic relationships for a period when the main character always gets the girls. I just wish they didn't have to repeat the same soundtrack a million times!

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 8/17/2017 Reply  · 

Why do I keep watching these "masterpieces" that turn out to be utter letdowns? I think my biggest problem with the movies is that it's so damn dull and nothing of interest happens. I like slow movies that are every dialogue heavy but the characters and dialogue aren't interesting at all. In the first 45 minutes, they cover in full detail everything that was explained in the last scene. I don't have a short attention span, I can understand that Harry died in a car accident without being told about it 10 times in the space of 25 minutes! Get the information over with in a quick exposition scene and then only bring it up if it's going to move the plot along, but don't bang us over the head with it over and over again. And then the twist happens and it looks to be going in a good direction and I will say there were little moments of tension and the actors started to shine but even then it doesn't reach masterpiece heights.

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