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Story


An unemployed 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 lead 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 strange 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.

Cast

Joseph CottenHolly Martins
Alida ValliAnna Schmidt (as Valli)
Orson WellesHarry Lime
Trevor HowardMaj. Calloway
Bernard LeeSgt. Paine
Paul HörbigerKarl - Harry's Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
Ernst Deutsch'Baron' Kurtz
Siegfried BreuerPopescu
Erich PontoDr. Winkel
Wilfrid Hyde-WhiteCrabbin
Hedwig BleibtreuAnna's Old Landlady
Nelly ArnoKurtz's Mother (uncredited)
Jack ArrowInternational Patrol A (uncredited)
Harold AyerSoldier (uncredited)
Harry BelcherMan Chasing Holly (uncredited)
Leo BieberCasanova Barman (uncredited)
Paul BirchMilitary Policeman (uncredited)
Martin BoddeyRussian Military Policeman (uncredited)
Madge BrindleyGuest at Casanova Bar (uncredited)
Robert BrownBritish Military Policeman in Sewer Chase (uncredited)
Ray BrowneInternational Patrol B (uncredited)

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Theme(s): Film Noir
  • Director: Carol Reed
  • Producer: London Films Productions
  • Length: 104 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 2, 1950
    EuropeSep 3, 1949
    JapanSep 3, 1952
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    JapanG
    AustraliaPG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaDec 16, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 30, 1999
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