Rating: 10 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 03/16/2013 (rewatch)
Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.
Rated PG | Length 119 minutes
Orson Welles | Arthur O'Connell | Harry Shannon | Joseph Cotten | Gregg Toland | Gino Corrado | Agnes Moorehead | Ruth Warrick | Everett Sloane | George Coulouris | Dorothy Comingore | William Alland | Philip Van Zandt | Buddy Swan | Paul Stewart | Erskine Sanford | Ray Collins | Fortunio Bonanova | Edith Evanson | Herman J. Mankiewicz | Alan Ladd | Tim Davis | Gus Schilling | Bud Geary | Louise Currie | Tom Steele | Cyril Ring | Edmund Cobb | Nat 'King' Cole | Shimen Ruskin | Roland Winters | Walter Sande | Richard Wilson | Morgan Brown | Walter James | Georgia Backus | Dick Scott | Perc Launders | George Sherwood | Benny Rubin | Milton Kibbee | Russ Powell | James T. Mack | Landers Stevens | Frank O'Connor | Francis Sayles | Bert Moorhouse | Joan Blair | Ellen Lowe | Edward Ryan | Charles Bennett | Olin Francis | Al Eben | Mike Lally | Robert Dudley | George DeNormand | Don Roberts | Jan Wiley | John Dilson | Frank McLure | Sam Ash | Frances E. Neal | Carmen Laroux | Herbert Corthell | Don Ackerman | Bob Terry | Larry Wheat | Lew Harvey | Tudor Williams | Philip Morris | Jack Gargan | Jack Raymond | Thomas A. Curran | Gene Coogan | Bert LeBaron | Larry Williams | Maurice Costello | John McCormack | Jack Egan | Louise Franklin | William H. O'Brien | Thomas Pogue | Louis Natheaux | Bryan 'Slim' Hightower | Sonny Bupp | Buddy Messinger | Henry Hebert | Bert Stevens | Renee Godfrey | Eddie Dew | Sally Corner | Irving Mitchell | Gohr Van Vleck | Charles Meakin | Joseph North | Field Norton | Peter Gowland | Terrance Ray | George W. Jimenez | William Alston | Harry A. Bailey | Jack Curtis | Eddie Coke | Paddy O'Flynn | Carl Deloro | Hercules Mendez | Clyde McAtee | Demetrius Alexis | Harry Burkhardt | Danny Borzage | Myrtle Rishell | Suzanne Ridgeway | Robert Haines | Ludwig Lowry | Bruce Sidney | Mitchell Ingraham | George Noisom | Art Dupuis | Lillian O'Malley | Sam Rice | Jesse Graves | Walter Lawrence | Carl Ekberg | Suzanne Dulier | Juanita Fields | Edna Mae Jones | Leda Nicova | Johnny Eckert | Arthur Yeoman | Mickey Martin | Carl Faulkner | Lillian Nicholson | Tom Coleman | Guy Repp | Buck Mack | Jimmy Grant | Jolane Reynolds | Harry J. Vejar | Gerald Pierce | Teddy Mangean | Ernest Grooney | John Northpole | Victor Romito | Walter Bacon | Rudy Germane | Major McBride | Jack Gwynne | Donna Dax | Edward Peil Jr. | J.J. Clark | Arthur Kay
Few movies would I drive an hour in traffic to during St Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago. This is clearly one of them. Having not seen since my college film class I would not pass up the chance for a big screen viewing to kick off the Orson Welles series at MBT.
Such a magnificent film in every respect. That goes without saying. Also a different viewing for me after having visited the Hearst Castle a few years ago. So much to love and appreciate. I should really make a point to view this every year it’s that great. Welles has never been better IMO.