Voted ‘The greatest British film of all time’ by a British Film Institute poll, The Third Man follows Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton), who arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) but finds he has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins, too curious for his own good, hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Lime’s death and as witnesses disappear he finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Brilliantly scripted by Graham Greene and set to Anton Karas’ evocative zither score, this justly celebrated classic is always a pleasure to watch.
The Third Man is rated PG, which means the film is for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.