, Alida Valli
, Orson Welles
, Trevor Howard
, Bernard Lee
, Wilfrid Hyde-White
, Paul Hörbiger, Ernst Deutsch, Siegfried Breuer
, Erich Ponto, Hedwig Bleibtreu
An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.