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Welles Directs Citizen Kane

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opens a season of films by Orson Welles who died in October:
Today starring Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten
Some 45 years after
Welles's feature debut, at the age of 25, Citizen Kane is still regarded as a masterpiece and a landmark in cinema history.
As director, Welles broke, and re-created, innumerable rules. As an actor, he gave a mesmerising performance as the newspaper magnate who became rich and powerful, only to find his career threatened by scandal.
'Here is a man who could have been President, who was as loved and hated and as talked about as any man in our time, but when he comes to die, he's got something on his mind called Rosebud.
Now what does that mean?'
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES and HERMAN J. MANKIEWICZ Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
(Welles Directs A Touch of Evil tomorrow at 4.30 pm)
•FILMS: page 27

Contributors

Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Citizen Kane
Play By: Orson Welles
Unknown: Herman J. Mankiewicz
Directed By: Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Kane (aged 8): Buddy Swan
Kane III: Sonny Bupp
Kane's father: Harry Shannon
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
James W Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Kane's mother: Agnes Moorehead
Raymond: Paul Stewart
Emily Norton: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford
Thompson: William Alland
Miss Anderson: Georgia Backus
Mr Rawlston: Philip van Zandt

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Welles Directs Citizen Kane

BBC Two England, 25 December 1985 16.30






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