Beautifully sinister noir about a mystery, possible murder, and of course, an elusive third man who no one seems to be able to identify. This film won the Oscar for cinematography and it’s easy to see why. The shots, scenery and camera angles are all beautiful. The gritty black and white, and terrific use of shadows and sound really define this classic film. Joseph Cotton is very good, likeable and real, and Orson Welles gives an amazingly fun and lively performance to a character that you shouldn’t like, but do straight off the bat. He has one of the great introductory scenes in all of cinema. The story is very well done, keeps you on your seats’ edge, and the acting is great all around. It’s very easy to see why this film is so highly critically acclaimed and why it has stood the test of time.