It's Vienna, 1949, Holly Martins steps off a train and into a mystery, full of intrigue and backstabbing. Is it just another day at the office for Mr. Martins? No way, he's a clueless American writer of pulp westerns. He's completely out of his depth and that's the fun of the movie. It unravels before our eyes in glorious black and white with the incomparable zither score by Anton Karas. Directed by Carol Reed, with an all star cast of Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, and Valli, the movie is a true masterpiece of film-making. Not everyone agrees with this assessment, just read through some of the IMDB forum posts. That's alright, Bob and I certainly enjoyed it. And we hope you enjoy this episode of Classic Movie Reviews.
Here's a link to the IMDB page for "The Third Man"
Next week we go on a crazy treasure hunt in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World"
The week after that we take a trip to the American heartland in "Oklahoma!"
And after that we join special Army team of convicted murders in "The Dirty Dozen"