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Genre: Mystery

Duration: 104 Minutes

Rating: PG

The Third Man

Part of our Film Noir Classics Series!

Hosted by Fred Fuchs 

Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Host Fred Fuchs will introduce each film and share the story behind the film’s creation.   

Fred Fuchs 

A successful Hollywood film producer for years, Fred is the founder and Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group. 

Watch the movie and stay for a talk and Q&A with Hollywood Producer Fred Fuchs.

Directed by: Carol Reed

Year Released: 1949

Awards: Won Oscar for Best Cinematography

Country of Origin: UK

Language: English

American migrant worker Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) arrives in Vienna, Austria, to find that his employer has mysteriously been killed. Suspicious, he takes it upon himself to investigate his death. Set shortly after the Second World War, The Third Man centres on the mysterious murder of Martins’ employer and the strange circumstances surrounding it. In 1999, the movie was voted one of the greatest British films of all time by The British Film Institute, and was ranked the second-best British movie of all time by Time Out magazine. .