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Citizen Kane


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The Cinema Century season of great films to celebrate the centenary of the cinema begins with a biographical drama (allegedly based on William Randolph Hearst), directed by and starring Orson Welles.

After the death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, reporters try to discover the truth about his life. What was he really like, and who was Rosebud, the name he spoke just before he died? Five people who knew him give five different impressions.
(1941, U) (B/W) (Subtitled)

(A programme on the sale of William Randolph Hearst's art treasures, The Sale of the Century, is at 8.05pm)
(See Barry Norman, page 54)


Charles Foster Kane: Orson Welles
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
Boss JW 'Big Jim' Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Mrs Mary Kane: Agnes Moorehead
Raymond, head butler: Paul Stewart
Mrs Emily Norton Kane: Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter: Erskine Sanford

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