Manton Film Series: Great British Films—The Third Man

Manton Film Series: Great British Films—The Third Man

Thursday, October 26, 2023

6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man (1 hour, 44 minutes; b/w), directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

Free. Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 458 0524.

In 2023, the Clark celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Manton Research Center building. We’re filling the calendar with a year-long series of events celebrating the building’s architecture and all the activities that happen inside, as well as the remarkable support of the Manton Foundation.

Image: The Third Man, Carol Reed, 1949