In 1949, an American writer of westerns, Holly Martins, arrives in post-war Vienna to visit his old friend Harry Lime. On arrival, he learns that his friend has been killed in a street accident, and when he meets Calloway, chief of the British Military Police in Vienna, he is informed that Lime was in fact a black marketer wanted by the police. He decides to prove Harry's innocence, but is Harry really dead?

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4.6 out of 5
237 Ratings
237 Ratings

99% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 9.3/10
  • Fresh 77
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: This atmospheric thriller is one of the undisputed masterpieces of cinema, and boasts iconic performances from Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles.

13+ COMMON SENSE

As powerful and original now as it was in 1949.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1949 CANAL+ Image UK Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)
Additional
English

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