The classic post-World War II noir film The Third Man will be re-released by Rialto, after receiving a complete 4K restoration, the first time it has ever received a major restoration since its release in 1949. Starring Joseph Cotton as a failed American novelist lured to postwar Vienna by a job offer from his friend Harry Lime, it concerns a plot by a ring of thieves selling stolen food and relief supplies on the black market that somehow connects to the apparent death of Lime. Long considered one of the greatest films ever made, it won the Palm D’or when it premiered. It was directed by Carol Reed from a script by Graham Greene. The newly restored film will premiere during the Cannes Classics portion of Cannes, then open in the US at New York’s Film Forum on June 26 and L.A.’s Nuart on July 3. Other markets will follow. Restoration was handled by Deluxe Restoration on behalf of Studiocanal. In addition, a 4K restoration of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film Ran will be released later this year.