Citizen Kane (1941)

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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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Trivia

Joseph Cotten shot the interview scene in one day, but had to return a few days later to re-shoot the scene, due to an unconvincing wig. While the makeup artists were making a new wig for the scene, Cotten went to Tex's Tennis Shop and bought a tennis sun visor ... ...


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

Orson Welles's name is listed last and among the list of featured roles, instead of leading roles, saving his name as best for last.

Storyline

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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