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In postwar Vienna, Austria, Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime, only to learn he has died. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Major Calloway, and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna.

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By Darth Vader
The most beautiful noir film ever directed

Carol Reed's masterpiece Third Man stands tallest among all the black and white films I have ever watched. There has never been another movie to use the medium to its fullest. The lighting used in the film to depict a war torn Vienna is absolutely stunning. There have been countless articles and discussion based on the lightning used in this film and how it glories the surroundings and characters and also uses shadows created from it to hide the important. This makes it one of the earliest and possibly one of the best noir film of all times. The black and white, especially the black has been brilliantly used. The villain of the...

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