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The Third Man (1949) | Details

Plot Summary

An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.

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Release Date

UK
(hastings) (premiere)
1949-09-01
UK
(london)
1949-09-02
Turkey
No data
1949-09-03
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Also Known As (A.K.A.)

The Third Man
(Original title)
El tercer hombre
Argentina
The Third Man
Australia
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Certification

Argentina
No data
13
Australia
(original rating)
A
Australia
(2003, re-rating)
PG
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Sensitive content guide

Sex & Nudity

Mild

Violence & Gore

Mild

Profanity

None

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Mild

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Mild

Awards

Academy Awards, USA (1951)
Nominated
Best Film Editing
Winner
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
BAFTA Awards (1950)
Best Film from any Source
Best British Film
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