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Citizen Kane Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1941
Running Time: 1 hr. 59 min.
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Director: Orson Welles
Screenwriter: Orson Welles and Herman Mankiewicz
Producers: Orson Welles
Studio: RKO Pictures

Citizen Kane Synopsis

Director and actor Orson Welles created this cinematic masterpiece when he was only 26 years old by telling the tragic tale of the rise and fall of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane differently then any more produced by Hollywood up to that time. It is today widely considered the best movie ever made.

Citizen Kane Cast

Orson Welles - Charles Foster Kane
Joseph Cotten - Jedediah Leland
Ray Collins - Boss Jim Gettys
Paul Stewart - Raymond
Dorothy Comingore - Susan Alexander
George Coulouris - Walter Parks Thatcher
Everett Sloane - Mr. Bernstein
Ruth Warwick - Emily Norton Kane
Agnes Moorehead - Kane's Mother

Citizen Kane Awards and Nominations

1942 Academy Awards® Best Original Screenplay (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Actor - Orson Welles (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Editing (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

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Citizen Kane

Charles Foster Kane ( Orson Welles ):

"You know Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich I might have been a really great man."

What year did Charles Foster Kane die?