Know Your Movies – One Image, Three Hints


It can’t only be reviews, Phenomenal 5 lists, and commentaries, right? Know Your Movies is all about having fun. Here’s how it works: I’ll share a single shot from a movie. It can be extremely serious or completely absurd. After that I’ll provide you with three hints. The rest is up to you. Hop in the comments section and share your guess as well as any thoughts or memories you have on the movie, actor/actress, or the scene itself. It should be a blast.

Today’s image is from a film that is one of my favorites of all time. So here is the shot. Three hints will follow.


Hint 1: Released in 1949

Hint 2: Was shot primarily in Vienna, Austria

Hint 3: Harry Lime

Now head to the comments and share your guess. It’s a classic shot that should make it obvious for some. I would also love to hear your thoughts on the film, the scene, or anything else related to it. Now feel free to guess and discuss this fabulous movie classic.


37 thoughts on “Know Your Movies – One Image, Three Hints

  1. Great flick and great pic too. One of my all time favourites.

    Sorry for my absence of late bro. Taking a step back from blogging just now. I’ll be back again soon. 🙂

    • Hey no worries my friend. I completely understand. Look forward to your return.

      And I’m with you, this is one of my very favorites too. I can watch it anytime.

  2. Good selection. I watched The Third Man for the first time last year and it instantly became a favourite. For the moonlit, cobblestone streets of Vienna. Joseph Cotton. Anton Karas’ incredible zither score and the eternal twinkle in Orson Welles’ eye… All of these elements conspire, like Harry Lime’s partners in crime, to create one of the most memorable character entrances in motion picture history. ….The ending was brilliant too.

    • Yes, yes, and yes! I agree with everything you said. For me Joseph Cotten is one of the great actors that few recognize today. He was great in this film and everything else he has done.

    • It’s a tremendous film Ruth. The Third Man. I highly recommend it. It’s a showcase for one of the most underrated actors of all time Joseph Cotten. The cinematography is gorgeous and the story itself is mesmerizing. You really need to check this one out. One of my very favorites.

    • Great to hear. I was really late coming to this movie. I’m so glad I finally caught up with it a couple of years ago. I just recently grabbed it on Blu-ray. It’s a essential for any collection in my opinion.

  3. Have always loved that image. Incredibly composed and the movie is shot and lit impeccably. Cool post, Keith.

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