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 Dorothy Comingore in Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Orson Welles and George Coulouris in Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Jack Klugman and Peggy Crosby at an event for Citizen Kane (1941)
  • "Citizen Kane" Orson Welles at rehearsal 1941 RKO **I.V.

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Trivia

Orson Welles' deal with RKO gave him unprecedented freedom for a first-time director. He was to write, produce, direct and act in two pictures for the company, with complete autonomy in the hiring of actors, technicians and final cut. Studio boss George Schaefer had to ... ...


Quotes

Charles Foster Kane: Rosebud...


Goofs

During the picnic scene towards the end, Welles had to shoot against a back-projection because a location shoot was too costly and time-consuming. The stock footage used for the exterior was taken from King Kong, hence on closer inspection the four birds that fly by are in fact very definite pterodactyls. RKO told Welles to take the pterodactyls out of the shot, but he liked them, and decided to keep them.


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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