May 20th, 2015 by PRatt
July 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

(UK/US, 1949). Director: Carol Reed. Screenplay and story by Graham Greene. Music by Anton Karas. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard.

Cinestudio invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Orson Welles with the first major restoration ever of Carol Reed’s 1949 Cold War masterpiece, The Third Man! The director of Citizen Kane was also a memorable actor, here creating the elusive, unreliable and brilliant character of Harry Lime, who invites a hack American novelist (Joseph Cotten) to visit him in the ruins of occupied Vienna. The writer arrives just in time for Lime’s funeral, where he is informed by a British officer (Trevor Howard) that his friend was killed in an auto accident. But who was the mysterious third man, glimpsed carrying Lime’s body away from the street? 93 min.

A triumph of atmosphere and suspense, #1 in the British Film Institute’s List of top 100 British Films. “Welles haunts each scene: everywhere and invisible, he’s a smirking Cheshire cat of a villain, a superb case study in shameless charisma as poisonous contagion.” – Ben Walters, Time Out (London).

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