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Lions, Towers & Shields 26: You Were Made to be Murdered

Hark! Is that the sound of a zither? Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949) stars Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, not necessarily in order of screentime, it’s a post-war noir classic, set in Vienna, with compelling photography, plot and performances. This episode is also The Incomparable’s second look at this film.

Shelly Brisbin with Dr. Drang, Jean MacDonald, Micheline Maynard, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


The Incomparable 378: A Parrot Bit Me

Old Movie Club returns with two paranoid films set amid the intrigue of postwar Europe: 1949’s “The Third Man” and 1965’s “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.” The former features Orson Welles, a collection of suspicious characters in Vienna, and a whole lot of zither music. The latter features Richard Burton mixing insobriety with spycraft, and a very peculiar library. (This episode is presented in black and white.)

Jason Snell with Philip Michaels, Dr. Drang, Frank Wu, David J. Loehr and Monty Ashley