Citizen Kane (1941)

PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery


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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.


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  • Orson Welles and George Coulouris in Citizen Kane (1941)
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  • Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)
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  • Orson Welles and Gregg Toland in Citizen Kane (1941)
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Trivia

The special contact lenses used to make Orson Welles look elderly proved very painful, and a doctor was employed to place them into Welles's eyes. Welles had difficulty seeing clearly while wearing them, which caused him to badly cut his wrist when shooting the... ...


Quotes

Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud...


Goofs

When Kane is performing his "rooster" as a shadow show to Susan, his hands are not in the position they would be to cast the shadow as it appears.


Crazy Credits

In a very rare move the director's credit is shown on the same card as the cinematographer's. This was Orson Welles's personal decision to show his thanks to cinematographer Toland for his enormous contributions to the film, meaning equal rights.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

5 September 1941

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$839,727 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$216,239 (USA) (5 May 1991)

Gross:

$1,585,634 (USA)

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