Third Man, The

597. THE THIRD MAN (1950-England). With JOSEPH COTTEN, ORSON WELLES, VAILI, TREVOR HOWARD. Screenplay and story by GRAHAM GREENE. Produced and directed by CAROL REED. An ALEXANDER KORDA and DAVID O. SELZNICK production. Zither music by ANTON KARAS. Superb mystery-adventure set in post war Vienna. An American western adventure writer tries to find his friend, the mysterious Harry Lime (the king-pin Of the Austrian black market). Academy Award winning thriller (best cinematography). Note the low-key lighting, severe camera angles, rapid-fire editing and those superb zither themes that still echo today. 105 minutes Mystery-Adventure