The Third Man (The Lives of Harry Lime)

The Third Man (The Lives of Harry Lime) was a old-time radio adventure series that ran in 1951 and 1952. It was based on the 1949 film of the same name.

Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime, a perpetually broke confidence man, smuggler, and general scoundrel. He will participate in virtually any criminal activity to make a fast buck, but uses his wits rather than a gun. He draws the line short of murder, blackmail, or drugs.

Even so, Harry is an endearing character and listeners love to hear of his one-step-ahead-of-the-law misadventures as he hops around the globe looking for his next pigeon.

The zither music of Anton Karas adds a wonderful Viennese ambience to each episode and really makes this show special.

You can find more episodes in the Ear Benders section.

Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan:

Dead Candidate
1952-02-15  (6.53 MB)  [28:32]

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Turn About is Foul Play
1952-03-07  (6.18 MB)  [27:01]

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Violets Sweet Violets
1952-03-14  (6.08 MB)  [26:34]

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Faith, Lime, and Charity
1952-03-21  (6.52 MB)  [28:29]

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Audio Quality: Good

Pleasure Before Business
1952-03-28  (6.41 MB)  [28:00]

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