Tag: Joseph Cotten

Episode 55: The Third Man

The Third ManFor this week’s episode, we visit one of the great British noir films, The Third Man!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the heck out if it. The film is readily available on streaming on Netflix, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon.

Please also join us again on February 21st, when we watch another WWII aftermath noir, Berlin Express!

The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man poster Rating: 8.1/10 (159,156 votes)
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene (by), Graham Greene (screen play)
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
Runtime: 93 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 12 Oct 1949
Plot: Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Episode 9: Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a DoubtWe’ve gone far too long in this podcast without visiting the Master of Suspense, so join us this week in watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil a lot of the fun bits. The film can currently be found for rental on iTunes and Amazon Instant as well as various other places.

Our next episode will be about Kansas City Confidential, a great little noir that few people have seen. Listen for it on October 7th!

Oh, and in case you need that Hume Cronyn meme that we talked about during this episode… here you go!

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt poster Rating: 7.8/10 (59,810 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Thornton Wilder (screenplay), Sally Benson (screenplay), Alma Reville (screenplay), Gordon McDonell (from an original story by)
Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 15 Jan 1943
Plot: A young girl, overjoyed when her favorite uncle comes to visit the family, slowly begins to suspect that he is in fact the "Merry Widow" killer sought by the authorities.