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Afternoon Classics: The Third Man

  • PG

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The second film in this season of afternoon Classics is a full digital restoration of the 'Third Man'.

Graham Greene's original screenplay is an astonishing tale of friendship, mystery and deception. American author Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) arrives in post-WWII Vienna to learn that his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) has recently been killed. After conversations with some of Lime's associates in the city however, he grows increasingly suspicious. Martins embarks on a mission to uncover the truth surrounding Lime's demise, being dragged through ever-murkier waters toward a conclusion that he could have never foreseen. Beautifully shot, scripted and scored, The Third Man is an intensely gripping thriller that the BFI rated as the best British film of the twentieth century.

"Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies." ★★★★ Roger Ebert

"Blustering, conceited, charming – Orson Welles is still spellbinding in Carol Reed’s compelling parable of guilt, now rereleased six decades on." ★★★★★

The Guardian

We offer Free Tea/coffee & Cake with every ticket at our Afternoon Classic screenings.

Director: Carol Reed

Cast: Orson Welles, Alida Valli, Joseph Cotton

UK 1949

Run time: 104 mins

Future screenings in Season 2:

Sunset Boulevard Thursday 24th November 1:30pm

***"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" ★★★

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