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All Time Greats: Citizen Kane


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Tonight's film from the cinema's hall of fame stars Orson Welles with Joseph Cotten , Agnes Moorehead Orson Welles 's first film, made at the age of 25, is the story of a newspaper magnate who rises to great wealth and eminence and then finds his career threatened by a personal scandal.
As director, Welles breaks almost every rule in the textbook; as actor, he gives a powerful portrayal of Citizen Kane. And more than 30 years later the superlatives are still being written about a masterpiece which is unlike any film before or since.
Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES (This Week's Films: page 9)


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Agnes Moorehead
Unknown: Orson Welles
Directed By: Orson Welles
Jedediah Leland: Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander: Dorothy Comingore
Mr Bernstein: Everett Sloane
James W Gettys: Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher: George Coulouris
Mrs Kane: Agnes Moorehead
Kane's father: Harry Shannon
Kane III: Sonny Bupp
Kane (age 8): Buddy Swan
Kane: Orson Welles

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All Time Greats: Citizen Kane

BBC One London, 28 January 1973 20.15

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