Movie: The Third Man [1949] Movie: The Third Man [1949]

Movie: The Third Man [1949] Movie: The Third Man [1949]

Crabbin:
[inviting Holly Martins to give a lecture at the local Cultural Reeducation Society] We do a little show each week. Last week we had "Hamlet." The week before we had... something.



Sgt. Paine:
The striptease, sir.



Crabbin:
Yes, the Hindu dancers. Thank you, sergeant.

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Opening narrator:
I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm. Constantinople suited me better. I really got to know it in the classic period of the black market. We'd run anything if people wanted it enough and whom had the money to pay. Of course a situation like that does tempt amateurs but, well, umm, you know they can't stay the course like a professional.



Opening narrator:
Now the city is divided into four zones, you know, each occupied by a power: the American, the British, the Russian and the French. But the centre of the city that's international policed by an international patrol. One member of each of the four powers. Wonderful! What a hope they had! All strangers to the place and none of them could speak the same language. Except a sort of smattering of German.



Opening narrator:
Good fellows on the whole, did their best you know. Vienna doesn't really look any worse than a lot of other European cities. Bombed about a bit.



Opening narrator:
Oh, I was going to tell you, wait, I was going to tell you about Holly Martins, an American. Came all the way here to visit a friend of his. The name was Lime, Harry Lime. Now Martins was broke and Lime had offered him, some sort, I don't know, some sort of job.



Opening narrator:
Anyway, there he was, poor chap. Happy as a lark and without a cent.

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Calloway:
Next time we'll have a foolproof coffin.

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Martins:
I guess nobody really knew Harry like he did... like I did.



Calloway:
How long ago ?



Martins:
Back in school. I was never so lonesome in my life until he showed up.



Calloway:
When did you see him last ?



Martins:
September, '39.



Calloway:
When the business started ?



Martins:
Um, hmm.



Calloway:
See much of him before that ?



Martins:
Once in a while. Best friend I ever had.



Calloway:
That sounds like a cheap novelette.



Martins:
Well, I write cheap novelettes.

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British MP:
I'm sorry, Miss, it's orders. We can't go against the protocol.



Anna Schmidt:
I don't even know what protocol means.



British MP:
Neither do I, Miss.

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