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
Harry J. Vejar | Landers Stevens | Shimen Ruskin | Benny Rubin | Myrtle Rishell | Gohr Van Vleck | Jack Raymond | Lillian O'Malley | Thomas Pogue | Bert Stevens | Russ Powell | Frank O'Connor | Dick Scott | Field Norton | William H. O'Brien | Joseph North | Lillian Nicholson | Frances E. Neal | Irving Mitchell | Edward Peil Jr. | Charles Meakin | Frank McLure | Major McBride | Bruce Sidney | Mickey Martin | James T. Mack | Ellen Lowe | Arthur Kay | Francis Sayles | George W. Jimenez | Philip Morris | Mitchell Ingraham | Bryan 'Slim' Hightower | Henry Hebert | Teddy Mangean | Jack Gwynne | Jesse Graves | Ernest Grooney | Jimmy Grant | Peter Gowland | Renee Godfrey | Louise Franklin | Olin Francis | Suzanne Ridgeway | Jolane Reynolds | Leda Nicova | Edna Mae Jones | Juanita Fields | Edith Evanson | Carl Faulkner | Carl Ekberg | Johnny Eckert | Al Eben | Suzanne Dulier | Robert Dudley | Walter James | John Dilson | Perc Launders | Eddie Dew | Herman J. Mankiewicz | Lew Harvey | Roland Winters | Cyril Ring | Bert LeBaron | Clyde McAtee | Bud Geary | George DeNormand | Donna Dax | Gerald Pierce | George Noisom | Jack Curtis | Thomas A. Curran | Alan Ladd | Buck Mack | Richard Wilson | Milton Kibbee | Jan Wiley | Walter Sande | Louise Currie | Tom Steele | Guy Repp | Arthur O'Connell | Louis Natheaux | Eddie Coke | Edmund Cobb | Harry Burkhardt | Morgan Brown | Joan Blair | Larry Williams | Larry Wheat | Don Roberts | Sam Rice | Paddy O'Flynn | Hercules Mendez | John McCormack | Robert Haines | Ludwig Lowry | Jack Egan | Carl Deloro | Tom Coleman | J.J. Clark | Harry A. Bailey | Danny Borzage | Walter Bacon | Herbert Corthell | Sally Corner | Terrance Ray | Buddy Messinger | Sam Ash | Carmen Laroux | Bert Moorhouse | Jack Gargan | William Alston | Bob Terry | Victor Romito | John Northpole | Walter Lawrence | Mike Lally | Rudy Germane | Art Dupuis | Gene Coogan | Demetrius Alexis | Maurice Costello | Gino Corrado | Nat 'King' Cole | Don Ackerman | Gregg Toland | Buddy Swan | Sonny Bupp | George Sherwood | Harry Shannon | Georgia Backus | Edward Ryan | Philip Van Zandt | Gus Schilling | Fortunio Bonanova | Everett Sloane | Erskine Sanford | William Alland | Ruth Warrick | Agnes Moorehead | Paul Stewart | George Coulouris | Ray Collins | Dorothy Comingore | Joseph Cotten | Orson Welles | Tudor Williams | Arthur Yeoman | Tim Davis | Charles Bennett
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.