Carol Reed’s classic British film noir masterpiece The Third Man is returning to the big screen this September in glorious 4K in celebration of its 70th anniversary, with a special screening and Q&A on September 1st (70 years to the day of its World Premiere) at Picturehouse Central, London, followed by a theatrical release across the UK for one day only on September 29th.
Watch the new trailer for the 4K release here…
THE THIRD MAN stars Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death, and as witnesses begin to disappear he soon finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know?
Tickets for the special event screening and Q&A can be purchased here.