"Citizen Kane" (1941)

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"Citizen Kane" (1941)

RKO Radio Pictures / A Mercury Production

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland, and his mistress, Susan Alexander, shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

Genre': Drama, Mystery
Release date: May 1, 1941 (Palace Theatre), September 5, 1941 (US)

Directed by: Orson Welles

Produced by: Orson Welles, George Schaefer
Screenplay by: Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screenplay), Orson Welles, John Houseman
Music: Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography: Greg Toland
Edited by: Robert Wise

Cast: Orson Welles, Dorothy Comingore, Joseph Cotton, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Harry Shannon, Ray Collins, Sonny Bupp

Awards

Academy Awards (1942 / 14th): Best Original Screenplay

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