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 NR | Length 119 minutes
Charles Bennett | Tim Davis | Arthur Yeoman | Tudor Williams | Landers Stevens | Harry J. Vejar | Edward Ryan | George Sherwood | Shimen Ruskin | Benny Rubin | Myrtle Rishell | Gohr Van Vleck | Jack Raymond | Lillian O'Malley | Frank O'Connor | Thomas Pogue | Bert Stevens | Russ Powell | William H. O'Brien | Dick Scott | Field Norton | Joseph North | Lillian Nicholson | Irving Mitchell | Frances E. Neal | Edward Peil Jr. | Charles Meakin | Frank McLure | Major McBride | Bruce Sidney | Mickey Martin | James T. Mack | Ellen Lowe | Arthur Kay | George W. Jimenez | Francis Sayles | Philip Morris | Mitchell Ingraham | Bryan 'Slim' Hightower | Henry Hebert | Teddy Mangean | Jack Gwynne | Ernest Grooney | Jesse Graves | Jimmy Grant | Peter Gowland | Renee Godfrey | Louise Franklin | Olin Francis | Suzanne Ridgeway | Jolane Reynolds | Leda Nicova | Juanita Fields | Edna Mae Jones | Carl Faulkner | Carl Ekberg | Edith Evanson | Al Eben | Johnny Eckert | Suzanne Dulier | Robert Dudley | Walter James | John Dilson | Perc Launders | Eddie Dew | Herman J. Mankiewicz | Lew Harvey | Roland Winters | Cyril Ring | Clyde McAtee | Bert LeBaron | Bud Geary | George DeNormand | Donna Dax | George Noisom | Gerald Pierce | Jack Curtis | Thomas A. Curran | Alan Ladd | Milton Kibbee | Buck Mack | Jan Wiley | Walter Sande | Louise Currie | Richard Wilson | 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 | Ludwig Lowry | Robert Haines | Jack Egan | Carl Deloro | Tom Coleman | J.J. Clark | Danny Borzage | Harry A. Bailey | Herbert Corthell | Walter Bacon | 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 | Gregg Toland | Don Ackerman | Nat 'King' Cole | Buddy Swan | Sonny Bupp | Harry Shannon | Georgia Backus | Philip Van Zandt | Gus Schilling | Fortunio Bonanova | Everett Sloane | William Alland | Ruth Warrick | Erskine Sanford | Paul Stewart | Agnes Moorehead | George Coulouris | Ray Collins | Dorothy Comingore | Joseph Cotten | Orson Welles
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.