THE THIRD MAN has been beautifully restored in 4K for the first time, showcasing the genius of this celebrated British noir, voted the ‘greatest British film of all time’ by a British Film Institute poll.
Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton, Citizen Kane), a naïve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (the incomparableOrson Welles) but finds 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 disappear he finds himself chased by unknown assailants.
Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?
Brilliantly scripted by Graham Greeneand set to Anton Karas’ evocative zither score, this justly celebrated classic is further enhanced by Robert Krasker’sAcademy Award ® winning cinematography and Orson Welles in one of his most iconic screen roles.
Audio Commentary with Guy Hamilton, Simon Callow & Angela Allen • The Third Man – A Filmmaker’s Influence • Restoring The Third Man • Interview & Zither Performance by Cornelia Mayer • Guardian NFT Interview - Joseph Cotten (Audio Only) • Guardian NFT Interview - Graham Greene (Audio Only) • Joseph Cotten’s Alternate Opening Voiceover Narration
Shadowing The Third Man • Dangerous Edge - Graham Greene Documentary • The Third Man On The Radio • Trailer