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Carol Reed's Masterpiece THE THIRD MAN Returns To Cinemas - New Trailer & Poster

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Reed's classic celebrates its 70th anniversary with a 4K re-release in September.

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An all-time cinematic classic and one of the finest British films ever made, Carol Reed’s film noir masterpiece The Third Man returns to UK cinemas in September to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 4K, and a brand new trailer and poster have been released in conjunction with the exciting announcement.

On September 1st, 70 years to the day since the World Premiere, Studiocanal will celebrate the film with a special event at Picturehouse Central, London. Film critic Danny Leigh will host a Q&A featuring one of the last remaining crew members, Angela Allen, as well as special guest and fan of the film, screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, The Two Faces of January), with more special guests still to be confirmed. There will also be a live musical performance from Cornelia Mayer, a Viennese zither player who trained with Anton Karas (the composer and performer of the iconic original soundtrack). Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

On September 29th, the film will return to cinemas across the UK for one day only, and screenings will be followed by the filmed Q&A from the September 1st anniversary event.

The Third Man stars Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, who arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find that Lime 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 begin to disappear he soon finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard, Brief Encounter), head of the British forces, and Lime’s stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin’s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he’d rather not know? 

Directed by Carol Reed (The Fallen Idol, Oliver!) from an original script by Graham Greene, The Third Man won both the Grand Prix at Cannes and the BAFTA for Best British Film upon its release, and is beloved by filmmakers the world over, from Martin Scorsese to Ben Wheatley. Featuring Robert Krasker’s Oscar-winning cinematography showcasing the shadowy underbelly of a bombed-out Vienna, an endlessly quotable performance by Orson Welles and an iconic soundtrack from zither player Anton Karas, a Viennese busker plucked from obscurity by Reed, The Third Man remains one of the most memorable thrillers of all time.

Check out the new trailer below.