The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and set in post-World War II Vienna. Written by Graham Greene, the film follows an American writer named Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) as he arrives in the city to meet his friend, Harry Lime. Upon arrival, he learns that Lime has recently died under mysterious circumstances. As Martins probes deeper into the events leading up to Lime's death, he finds himself entangled in a web of black market dealings. The film is praised for its unique cinematography, iconic zither score by Anton Karas, and Orson Welles' memorable portrayal of Harry Lime. It is considered one of the greatest British films of all time.
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