Citizen Kane (1941)

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Dorothy Comingore, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick

Directed by: Orson Welles

PG. 119 mins

One of the most important and influential films ever made – Citizen Kane is a dramatic masterpiece of sight and sound. Welles directed, produced, co-wrote and starred as Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper magnate who utters one final word on his deathbed: “Rosebud”. The film follows reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) as he interviews all of Kane’s friends and business partners who may hold the clues to the significance of his final words. Welles’ towering performance from young Kane to old is brilliant and his direction completely innovated the world of cinema with his use of unique camera angles and sound. Citizen Kane was the first great character drama and yes, it really is as good as you’ve heard – * * * * *

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