Running time: 104 mins
Holly Martins, a naïve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime but finds 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 disappear, he finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway, head of the British forces, and Lime's stage actress mistress, Anna Schmidt. Will Martin's curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he'd rather not know?