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The Third Man

"The world doesn’t make heroes"

This is the third post in a series of movie profiles at USIH to support the Film Noir Foundation. Please see the first post by Ben Alpers for more information. Harry Lime profits off the death of children in war-ravaged Vienna. He betrays his girlfriend who loves him dearly to the Russians. And when his best friend from childhood pays him a visit, he considers killing him. He is most certainly not a hero. Lime says as much to his friend from America, Holly Martins: “the world doesn’t make heroes, Holly.”Harry Lime entered film history in Carol Reed’s 1949 Read more