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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:
Boss JW 'Big Jim' Gettys:
Walter Parks Thatcher:
Mrs Mary Kane:
Raymond, head butler:
Mrs Emily Norton Kane:
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