The Third Man

TCM | 8:00 pm

Director Carol Reed masterfully captures the atmosphere of a shell-shocked postwar Europe in this classic thriller about an alcoholic writer who is drawn into a dark and disorienting situation after he travels to Vienna to visit an old friend, only to discover the man was recently killed. Or was he? Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles play out a complex cat-and-mouse game to a haunting zither theme by Anton Karas. The film shines a light on the works of Orson Welles, airing as part of the channel's monthlong "Summer Under the Stars" programming event.