PG | | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Orson Welles usually worked 16 to 18 hours a day on the film. He often began work at 4 a.m. since the special effects make-up used to age him for certain scenes took up to four hours to apply. Welles used this time to discuss the day's shooting with Gregg Toland and other crew members.
Charles Foster Kane:
When Mr. Thatcher has Mrs. Kane sign the contract at Mrs. Kane's Boarding House, Mrs. Kane goes over the closed window and opens it. In the first shot, the window could only be raised to the height of Mrs. Kane's shoulders, but in the second, it is above her head.
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.
Some of the Turner prints have the famous RKO logo removed and replaced with the Turner logo.
$216,239 (USA) (5 May 1991)
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