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Classic Movie Alert: The Third Man Airs Saturday Night

If you’re a fan of classic movies, as I am (just ask my wife and son, who think I’m a relic from an earlier ice age), and you have TCM the cable network, check out “The Third Man,” 6 p.m. Saturday. It’s an absolutely awesome, atmospheric taste of post war Europe.
Director Carol Reed masterfully captures life in a shellshocked post World War II Berlin in this classic thriller about an alcoholic writer who is drawn into a dark and disorienting situation after he travels to Vienna to visit an old friend, only to discover the man was recently killed.
Or so he thinks.
Joseph Cotten has never been better.
And the great Orson Welles plays Harry Lime, about as complex a character as you’ll ever see on the screen.
But of course, you can also enjoy the haunting zither theme by Anton Karas.