Citizen Kane

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Overview

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.

  1. Orson Welles

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Roger Q. Denny

    Writer

  3. John Houseman

    Writer

  4. Mollie Kent

    Writer

  5. Herman J. Mankiewicz

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Charles Foster Kane

  2. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Jedediah Leland

  3. Dorothy Comingore

    Dorothy Comingore

    Susan Alexander Kane

  4. Ray Collins

    Ray Collins

    Jim W. Gettys

  5. George Coulouris

    George Coulouris

    Walter Parks Thatcher

  6. Agnes Moorehead

    Agnes Moorehead

    Mary Kane

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Movie Data

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $839,727.00

Revenue $23,217,674.00

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Release Information

  • May 1, 1941
    NR, Theatrical

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A review by Gurre

9.0
By Gurre

"The Greatest Movie of All Time!" That's the general opinion of this movie, and I agree that it is a great movie, but I have seen better movies.

The story of Citizen Kane is simple, a newspaper tycoon named Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) dies, and his last word is "Rosebud". No one knows what it means, and a reporter starts interviewing people Kane knew, to see if they know the meaning of "Rosebud". Through flash-backs we get to see Kane's life.

Now, as I said, I don't agree that it's the greatest movie of all time, however it's great. I love this movie. It's a daring and controversi... read the rest.

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