Citizen Kane (1941)

1941 Citizen Kane Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtA sophisticated masterpiece and one of the world’s most famous and highly-rated films, Citizen Kane contains many extraordinary performances and scenes using cinematic and narrative techniques which were experimental and innovative at the time.

Director, star and producer Orson Welles, at a fresh-faced 25 years of age, engendered controversy with his debut film as it appeared to draw unflattering parallels with the life of William Randolph Hearst, a powerful newspaper magnate and publisher. Hearst tried to suppress the film’s distribution through intimidation, blackmail, newspaper smears, discrediting and the encouragement of FBI investigations.

A must-see education in cinematic history. And a wonderfully entertaining film at that!

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You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

For the first time at Wonderful Cinema, we recommend you do watch this trailer (contains no spoilers):

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Title: Citizen Kane

Language: English

Direction: Orson Welles

Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles

Cinematography: Gregg Toland

Editing: Robert Wise

Score: Bernard Herrmann

Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Ruth Warrick, Harry Shannon, William Alland, Ray Collins, Paul Stewart

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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4 comments

  1. calmlife282

    A movie with some wonderful dialogues that is so meaningful and has great depth. The camera work, cast, narration of story etc makes it a classic work.

  2. Nice review. Just watched this a few weeks ago and loved it!

  3. I tried to watch it but couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’m not enough of a cinephile to appreciate it.

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