Approved | | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Writer Herman J. Mankiewicz was contractually bound not to drink during the film's pre-production. Mankiewicz was a known alcoholic at the time. To help him, Orson Welles dispatched him out of Hollywood to the desert town of Victorville where drinking establishments were in ... ...
Charles Foster Kane:
When Kane and Thatcher are having a heated discussion in the newspaper office, they both suddenly stand. A shadow of the camera is then visible on Thatcher's back.
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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