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10,688 Ratings

The Third Man

Directed by Carol Reed
United Kingdom, 1949
Film noir, Mystery, Thriller


It’s post-WWII Vienna, an American pulp writer finds the friend that invited him over, dead. Whilst trying to uncover the mystery behind his friends death, he becomes caught up in the black market and falls for the grief-stricken lover.

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The Third Man Directed by Carol Reed

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1949 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Festival

Academy Awards

1951 | Winner: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

1951 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

National Board of Review

1950 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

San Francisco International Film Festival


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