Citizen Kane Movie Review 1941

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Extraordinary film is an American tragedy of a newspaper tycoon (based loosely on William Randolph Hearst) from his humble beginnings to the solitude of his final years. One of the greatest films ever made--a stunning tour-de-force in virtually every aspect, from the fragmented narration to breathtaking, deep-focus cinematography; from a vivid soundtrack to fabulous ensemble acting. Welles was only 25 when he co-wrote, directed, and starred in this masterpiece. Watch for Ladd and O'Connell as reporters.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Rags to Riches, Price of Fame, Only the Lonely, Front Page, Growing Older, Flashback, 4 Bones
Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Dorothy Comingore, Ruth Warrick, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, William Alland, Paul Stewart, Erskine Sanford, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd, Gus Schilling, Philip Van Zandt, Harry Shannon, Sonny Bupp, Arthur O'Connell
Gregg Toland
Orson Welles
Bernard Herrmann
Orson Welles, RKO


Oscars 1941: Orig. Screenplay; AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1941: Film.

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