Carol Reed‘s classic British crime noir The Third Man is considered one of the best films ever. Next month it’s heading back to UK cinemas and today Studiocanal release a new Trailer.
An all-time cinematic classic and one of the finest British films ever made, Carol Reed’s film noir masterpiece. Returning to cinemas this Autumn to celebrate its 70th anniversary, in stunning 4K. What better place to celebrate back on the big screen.
The film starred Orson Welles as the mysterious Harry Lime along side Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Paul Hörbiger, and Ernst Deutsch.
THE THIRD MAN stars Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find 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 begin to disappear he soon 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?
Directed by Carol Reed (The Fallen Idol, Oliver!) from an original script by Graham Greene, The Third Man is beloved by filmmakers the world over, from Martin Scorsese to Ben Wheatley. Featuring Robert Krasker’s Oscar-winning cinematography showcasing the shadowy underbelly of a bombed-out Vienna, an endlessly quotable performance by Orson Welles and an iconic soundtrack from zither player Anton Karas, a Viennese busker plucked from obscurity by Reed, the film remains one of the most memorable thrillers of all time.
On 1st September 2019, is the exact day when The Third Man made it’s World Premiere. This day Studiocanal will celebrate the film with a special event at Picturehouse Central, London. Film critic Danny Leigh will host a Q&A featuring a number of special guests and fans. There will also be a live musical performance from Cornelia Mayer, a Viennese zither player who trained with Anton Karas (the composer and performer of the iconic original soundtrack). Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
On 29th September, The Third Man will return to cinemas across the UK for one day only, and screenings will be followed by the filmed Q&A. Studiocanal‘s Vintage Classics will re-release film for home release with new content.