Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane
  • 1941
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Written by: Herman J Mankiewicz, Orson Welles
  • Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland

Stunningly successful biographical mosaic centring on a Hearst-like media tycoon. Welles' first film remains scintillating viewing for its sheer technical verve, narrative confidence and spellbinding performances.

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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore.

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O for Orson

4 Nov 2009

Anticipating the release next month of Richard Linklater’s young Orson Welles biopic Me and Orson Welles this ten film season of some of Welles’ best and most frequently overlooked works including The Magnificent Ambersons, Journey into Fear…

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