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:

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Too Many Crooks
1951-08-03  (6.58 MB)  [28:44]

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See Naples and Live
1951-08-10  (6.64 MB)  [29:00]

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Clay Pigeon
1951-08-17  (6.67 MB)  [29:08]

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Ticket to Tangier
1951-08-24  (6.45 MB)  [28:10]

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Voodoo
1951-08-31  (6.6 MB)  [28:51]

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The Bohemian Star
1951-09-07  (6.58 MB)  [28:46]

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Love Affair
1951-09-14  (6.66 MB)  [29:06]

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Rogue's Holiday
1951-09-21  (6.53 MB)  [28:31]

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Work of Art
1951-09-28  (6.37 MB)  [27:50]

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Operation Music Box
1951-10-05  (6.5 MB)  [28:25]

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Golden Fleece
1951-10-12  (6.37 MB)  [27:50]

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The Blue Bride
1951-10-19  (6.32 MB)  [27:35]

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Mexican Hat Trick
1951-11-02  (6.6 MB)  [28:50]

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In Pursuit of a Ghost
1951-11-16  (6.53 MB)  [28:32]

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Horseplay
1951-11-23  (6.54 MB)  [28:35]

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The Third Woman
1951-12-07  (6.64 MB)  [29:01]

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An Old Moorish Custom
1951-12-14  (6.49 MB)  [28:20]

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It's a Knockout
1951-12-21  (6.18 MB)  [27:00]

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Two is Company
1951-12-28  (6.38 MB)  [27:52]

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Cher Chez La Gem
1952-01-04  (6.49 MB)  [28:20]

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Hand of Glory
1952-01-11  (6.49 MB)  [28:22]

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The Double Double Cross
1952-01-18  (6.58 MB)  [28:45]

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5000 Pengoes and a Kiss
1952-01-25  (6.57 MB)  [28:42]

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Earl On Troubled Waters
1952-02-08  (6.46 MB)  [28:13]

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

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It's in the Bag
1952-02-22  (6.62 MB)  [28:55]

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

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Fool's Gold
1952-04-04  (6.58 MB)  [28:46]

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The Painted Smile
1952-04-18  (6.59 MB)  [28:47]

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Harry Lime Joins the Circus
1952-04-25  (6.6 MB)  [28:50]

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Suzie's Cue
1952-05-02  (6.63 MB)  [28:58]

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Vive le Chance
1952-05-09  (6.53 MB)  [28:31]

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The Elusive Vermeer
1952-05-16  (6.55 MB)  [28:38]

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Murder On The Riviera
1952-05-23  (6.5 MB)  [28:24]

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Pearls of Bohemia
1952-05-30  (6.5 MB)  [28:25]

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A Night In The Harem
1952-06-06  (6.56 MB)  [28:40]

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Blackmail Is A Nasty Word
1952-06-13  (6.68 MB)  [29:10]

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The Professor Regrets
1952-06-20  (6.71 MB)  [29:20]

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The Hard Way
1952-06-27  (6.6 MB)  [28:50]

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Honeymoon
1952-07-11  (6.55 MB)  [28:36]

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Blue Caribou
1952-07-18  (6.24 MB)  [27:16]

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Greek Meets Greek
1952-07-25  (5.57 MB)  [24:20]

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