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Film Noir – “The Third Man”
September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sponsored by Chuck Petty
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10/$5 for ages 12 and under.
The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed, written by Graham Greene and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. Set in postwar Vienna, the film centers on American Holly Martins (Cotten), who arrives in the city to accept a job with his friend Harry Lime (Welles), only to learn that Lime has died. Viewing his death as suspicious, Martins elects to stay in Vienna and investigate the matter.
Roger Ebert says of this movie, “Of all the movies that I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.”
The film has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 9.3/10 and the following consensus: “This atmospheric thriller is one of the undisputed masterpieces of cinema, and boasts iconic performances from Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles.”