Citizen Kane, Directed by: Orson Welles RKO Radio Pictures, 1941

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I can’t even remember how many times I’ve seen Citizen Kane, I could almost recite the dialogue from the screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles. It broke ground in story telling and for the deep focus cinematography of Gregg Toland. It is a must see for anyone who loves film and filmmaking. The soundtrack by Bernard Hermann is also superb. Disputed to be about the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, it is amazing that it was even released since Hearst did all he could to stifle it. But, probably the most fantastic thing about Citizen Kane for me, is that Orson Welles was only 25 years old when he made it; he was truly a genius.

Whether you watch it as a “film buff” or just for entertainment, it will NOT disappoint. I recommend this film as an all time great that must be seen by all.

Cast Includes:

  • Orson Welles….Charles Foster Kane
  • Joseph Cotten …. Jedediah Leland/Newsreel Reporter
  • Dorothy Comingore …. Susan Alexander Kane
  • Agnes Moorehead …. Mrs. Mary Kane
  • Ruth Warrick …. Emily Monroe Norton Kane
  • Ray Collins …. Boss James ‘Jim’ W. Gettys
  • Erskine Sanford …. Herbert Carter, Inquirer Editor-in-Chief/Newsreel Reporter
  • Everett Sloane …. Mr. Bernstein, Kane’s General Manager
  • William Alland …. Jerry Thompson/’News on the March’ Narrator
  • Paul Stewart …. Raymond, Kane’s Butler
  • George Coulouris …. Walter Parks Thatcher
  • Fortunio Bonanova …. Signor Matiste, Susan’s Opera Coach
  • Gus Schilling …. The Headwaiter
  • Philip Van Zandt …. Mr. Rawlston
  • Georgia Backus …. Bertha
  • Harry Shannon …. Kane’s Father

Listen to the soundtrack from Citizen Kane, click below:

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WATCH videos from this film:

Citizen Kane Preview (first 10 minutes of the film)

The Complete Citizen Kane – Documentary

Citizen Kane – The Theatrical Trailer

Citizen Kane – “Declaration of Principles” (Indicative Lighting)

Citizen Kane – How to Run a Newspaper

Citizen Kane “Rose Bud” Scene

A Marriage Just Like Any Other Marriage (Citizen Kane)

Citizen Kane – You buy a Bag of Peanuts in this Town…

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See all of the CMF top 10 Classic Movie Favorites favorite films:

A Tale of Two Cities  |  Little Women |  Wuthering Heights 

Rebecca  |  Citizen Kane

The Seventh Veil  |  Best Years of our Lives |  Orphee

    The Heiress   |  Lawrence of Arabia

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