The Third Man Author:Graham Greene The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films, the Oscar winner starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. This complete novella is the original basis for that film. The story centers on a pulp-fiction writer who is searching for an old friend in post-World War II Vienna. When he discovers that his friend died under suspicious circ... more »umstances, he becomes inextricably involved in the mystery. Graham Greene, recognized as one of the most important writers of this century, brings the listener face to face with fundamental questions of morality and personal loyalty. Martin Jarvis truly demonstrates his vocal virtuosity as he captures Greene's taut dialogue, minimalist characterizations, and international cast. 2 cassettes.« less
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A classic Graham Greene - for that alone, a must read. This was first written as a film treatment - a story of intrigue as the main character visits a friend in Vienna, only to arrive in time for his funeral. He learns his friend had been a focus of an investigation of racketeering, and he is committed to clear his name.