The Third Man (1949)
British Academy Film Award for Best British FilmAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Carol Reed)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Oswald Hafenrichter)
BAFTA Award for Best Film
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature FilmAward details: (details at IMDb)
The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. It is considered one of the greatest films of all time, celebrated for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical score. Novelist Graham Greene wrote the screenplay and subsequently published the novella of the same name. Anton Karas wrote and performed the score, which used only the zither; its title music "The Third Man Theme" topped the international music charts in 1950, bringing the then-unknown performer international fame.