Citizen Kane

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Original Screenplay Orson Welles' masterwork (#1 in the American Film Institute's list of Best American Movies) remains grand entertainment, sharply acted (starring many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Original Screenplay Orson Welles' masterwork (#1 in the American Film Institute's list of Best American Movies) remains grand entertainment, sharply acted (starring many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film careers) and directed with inspired visual flair. Chronicling the stormy life of an influential publishing tycoon, this "Best Original Screenplay" Academy Award winner is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity—the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man’s last word: “Rosebud.” A classic to this day, Citizen Kane has only grown in stature since its release, although it wasn't exactly ignored at the time of its 1941 premiere, garnering nine Oscar nominations, including "Best Picture."

Original Release

06/06/1941

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Cast

Orson Welles Kane
Joseph Cotten Jedediah Leland / Screening Room Reporter
Dorothy Comingore Susan Alexander Kane
Ray Collins James W. Gettys
George Coulouris Walter Parks Thatcher
Agnes Moorehead Mary Kane
Paul Stewart Raymond
Ruth Warrick Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Erskine Sanford Herbert Carter / Screening Room Reporter
William Alland Jerry Thompson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Orson Welles

Writers

Roger Q. Denny, John Houseman, Mollie Kent, Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz

Cast

Orson Welles Kane
Joseph Cotten Jedediah Leland / Screening Room Reporter
Dorothy Comingore Susan Alexander Kane
Ray Collins James W. Gettys
George Coulouris Walter Parks Thatcher
Agnes Moorehead Mary Kane
Paul Stewart Raymond
Ruth Warrick Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Erskine Sanford Herbert Carter / Screening Room Reporter
William Alland Jerry Thompson
Everett Sloane Mr. Bernstein
Fortunio Bonanova Matiste
Gus Schilling The Headwaiter / Screening Room Reporter
Philip Van Zandt Mr. Rawlston
Georgia Backus Miss Anderson
Harry Shannon Kane's Father
Sonny Bupp Kane III
Buddy Swan Kane - Age Eight
Charles Bennett Entertainer
Gregg Toland Interviewer in 1935 Newsreel

Producers

George Schaefer Executive Producer
Orson Welles Executive Producer
Orson Welles Producer
Richard Baer Producer
George Schaefer Producer

Editors

Robert Wise

1942 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Won
1942 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1942 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture Nominated
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