In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
An out of work 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 led 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 peculiar 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.Written by
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After Calloway has shown Martins the evidence against Lime, Calloway picks up the phone. We hear his line, "Get me police headquarters," but we don't see his lips move. See more »
Oh, Anna, why do we always... have to quarrel?
If you want to sell your services, I'm not willing to be the price. I loved him. You loved him. What good have we done him? Love. Look at yourself.They have a name for faces like that.
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It's amazing what music can do for a film. It can add intensity, capture emotion, or give a comical vibe. It can also annoy the (insert expletive) out of you, however, and if it is one thing that I have learned from watching The Third Man is that it can ruin a movie.
The entire musical score of this movie is a single, borderline-infuriating piece of music (heard it before; don't know what it's called) that is played consistently, and is consistently out of place. It completely ruins the suspense of virtually every scene. It would have been better if they had absolutely no score, at all. It's that bad.
This film would have been an 8/10, but the fact that music causes it to fail as a thriller means that I didn't enjoy it like I'm guessing I was intended to. I can't give it more than a 3/10.
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