The Third Man (1959–1965)
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How to Buy a Country 

Bradford Webster recalls how he first met Harry Lime. While working as a bank teller, Brad agreed to cash one of Harry's large checks without managerial approval. When it bounced, Harry and... See full summary »

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Ponti
Patricia Cutts ...
Louise Hoercher
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Duchess
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Paulus
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Linda
Gretchen Thomas ...
Maid
Cate Bauer ...
Miss Hidwick
Alphonse Martell ...
Servant
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Bradford Webster recalls how he first met Harry Lime. While working as a bank teller, Brad agreed to cash one of Harry's large checks without managerial approval. When it bounced, Harry and Brad flew to Zurich to learn the reason for the shortfall, which resulted in Harry's buying and reselling a small country to earn enough money to prevent Brad from going to jail. Written by David Bassler

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24 April 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Bradford Webster: Mr. Lime, that check I cashed for you yesterday...
Harry Lime: Yes?
Bradford Webster: It bounced.
Harry Lime: What do you mean? It couldn't have.
Bradford Webster: After you left yesterday, I began to get a bit nervous, so I wired the bank in Zurich. The reply advised me to hold that check; it can't be made good.
Harry Lime: I don't understand. I've been dealing with Hoercher for years.
Bradford Webster: Well, Mr. Lime, today is Saturday. If you can't cover that check by Monday, I might find myself behind a window with much stronger bars than a teller's cage.
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