Citizen Kane


Citizen Kane

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.

Votes 1200 (8/10)

Runtime: 119 minutes

Release Date 1941-04-30

Budget: $839,727.00

Revenue: $23,217,674.00

Tagline: It's Terrific!

Production company:

  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Mercury Productions

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Mystery
  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Charles Foster Kane
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Jedediah Leland
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander Kane
Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comingore
Jim W. Gettys
Ray Collins
Ray Collins
Walter Parks Thatcher
George Coulouris
George Coulouris
Mary Kane
Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
Raymond
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Emily Norton Kane
Ruth Warrick
Ruth Warrick
Herbert Carter
Erskine Sanford
Erskine Sanford
Jerry Thompson/Narrator
William Alland
William Alland
Mr. Bernstein
Everett Sloane
Everett Sloane
Signor Matiste
Fortunio Bonanova
Fortunio Bonanova
John
Gus Schilling
Gus Schilling
Mr. Rawlston
Philip Van Zandt
Philip Van Zandt
Bertha Anderson
Georgia Backus
Georgia Backus
Jim Kane
Harry Shannon
Harry Shannon
Charles Foster Kane III
Sonny Bupp
Sonny Bupp
Young Charles Foster Kane
Buddy Swan
Buddy Swan
Interviewer
Gregg Toland
Gregg Toland
Man at Party in Everglades (uncredited)
Don Ackerman
Don Ackerman
Pianist in 'El Rancho' (uncredited)
Nat 'King' Cole
Nat 'King' Cole
Gino (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
Gino Corrado
Extra (uncredited)
Maurice Costello
Maurice Costello
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Demetrius Alexis
Demetrius Alexis
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Gene Coogan
Gene Coogan
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Art Dupuis
Art Dupuis
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Rudy Germane
Rudy Germane
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally
Mike Lally
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence
Walter Lawrence
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
John Northpole
John Northpole
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Victor Romito
Victor Romito
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Bob Terry
Bob Terry
Man at Xanadu Great Hall (uncredited)
William Alston
William Alston
Man at Xanadu Great Hall (uncredited)
Jack Gargan
Jack Gargan
Man at Xanadu Great Hall (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
Bert Moorhouse
Maid in Xanadu Hall (uncredited)
Carmen Laroux
Carmen Laroux
Man at Boat Dock (uncredited)
Sam Ash
Sam Ash
Man at Boat Dock (uncredited)
Buddy Messinger
Buddy Messinger
Man at Boat Dock (uncredited)
Terrance Ray
Terrance Ray
Woman at Boat Dock (uncredited)
Sally Corner
Sally Corner
City Room Employee (uncredited)
Walter Bacon
Walter Bacon
City Editor (uncredited)
Herbert Corthell
Herbert Corthell
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Harry A. Bailey
Harry A. Bailey
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Danny Borzage
Danny Borzage
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
J.J. Clark
J.J. Clark
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Tom Coleman
Tom Coleman
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Carl Deloro
Carl Deloro
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Jack Egan
Jack Egan
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Robert Haines
Robert Haines
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Ludwig Lowry
Ludwig Lowry
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
John McCormack
John McCormack
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Hercules Mendez
Hercules Mendez
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn
Paddy O'Flynn
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Sam Rice
Sam Rice
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Don Roberts
Don Roberts
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Larry Wheat
Larry Wheat
Man Singing at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
Larry Williams
Larry Williams
Georgia (uncredited)
Joan Blair
Joan Blair
Servant (uncredited)
Morgan Brown
Morgan Brown
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Harry Burkhardt
Harry Burkhardt
Inquirer Reporter (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb
Edmund Cobb
Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Coke
Eddie Coke
Reporter (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux
Louis Natheaux
Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur O'Connell
Arthur O'Connell
Reporter (uncredited)
Guy Repp
Guy Repp
Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Steele
Tom Steele
Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson
Reporter at Xanadu (uncredited)
Louise Currie
Louise Currie
Reporter at Xanadu (uncredited)
Walter Sande
Walter Sande
Reporter at Xanadu (uncredited)
Jan Wiley
Jan Wiley
Reporter at Wedding (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Reporter at Boat Deck (uncredited)
Buck Mack
Buck Mack
Reporter Smoking Pipe at End (uncredited)
Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
Teddy Roosevelt (uncredited)
Thomas A. Curran
Thomas A. Curran
Boss Printer (uncredited)
Jack Curtis
Jack Curtis
Copy Boy (uncredited)
George Noisom
George Noisom
Copy Boy Delivering Message in Chicago Hotel Room (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce
Gerald Pierce
House Maid (uncredited)
Donna Dax
Donna Dax
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
George DeNormand
George DeNormand
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
Bud Geary
Bud Geary
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron
Bert LeBaron
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
Clyde McAtee
Clyde McAtee
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
Cyril Ring
Cyril Ring
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall (uncredited)
Roland Winters
Roland Winters
Newspaperman (uncredited)
Lew Harvey
Lew Harvey
Newspaperman (uncredited)
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Man in Projection Room (uncredited)
Eddie Dew
Eddie Dew
Man in Projection Room (uncredited)
Perc Launders
Perc Launders
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
John Dilson
John Dilson
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
Walter James
Walter James
Photographer (uncredited)
Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley
French Maid (uncredited)
Suzanne Dulier
Suzanne Dulier
Solly (uncredited)
Al Eben
Al Eben
Car-Driver (uncredited)
Johnny Eckert
Johnny Eckert
Adolf Hitler (uncredited)
Carl Ekberg
Carl Ekberg
Leland's Nurse (uncredited)
Edith Evanson
Edith Evanson
Hermann Goring (uncredited)
Carl Faulkner
Carl Faulkner
Dancer (uncredited)
Juanita Fields
Juanita Fields
Dancer (uncredited)
Edna Mae Jones
Edna Mae Jones
Dancer (uncredited)
Leda Nicova
Leda Nicova
Dancer (uncredited)
Jolane Reynolds
Jolane Reynolds
Dancer (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
Suzanne Ridgeway
Expressman (uncredited)
Olin Francis
Olin Francis
Susan's Maid (uncredited)
Louise Franklin
Louise Franklin
Nurse (uncredited)
Renee Godfrey
Renee Godfrey
Guest (uncredited)
Peter Gowland
Peter Gowland
Man at Party in Everglades (uncredited)
Jimmy Grant
Jimmy Grant
Joseph (uncredited)
Jesse Graves
Jesse Graves
Man on Hospital Roof (uncredited)
Ernest Grooney
Ernest Grooney
Man on Hospital Roof (uncredited)
Jack Gwynne
Jack Gwynne
Man on Roof (uncredited)
Teddy Mangean
Teddy Mangean
Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
Henry Hebert
Henry Hebert
Fish Driver (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower
Politician (uncredited)
Mitchell Ingraham
Mitchell Ingraham
Politician (uncredited)
Philip Morris
Philip Morris
Politician (uncredited)
Francis Sayles
Francis Sayles
Waiter at Inquirer Party (uncredited)
George W. Jimenez
George W. Jimenez
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Arthur Kay
Arthur Kay
Ms. Townsend (uncredited)
Ellen Lowe
Ellen Lowe
Prompter (uncredited)
James T. Mack
James T. Mack
Newsboy (uncredited)
Mickey Martin
Mickey Martin
Newsman (uncredited)
Bruce Sidney
Bruce Sidney
Shadowgraph Man (uncredited)
Major McBride
Major McBride
(uncredited)
Frank McLure
Frank McLure
Civic Leader (uncredited)
Charles Meakin
Charles Meakin
Civic Leader (uncredited)
Edward Peil Jr.
Edward Peil Jr.
Dr. Corey (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell
Irving Mitchell
Ethel (uncredited)
Frances E. Neal
Frances E. Neal
Woman at Opera (uncredited)
Lillian Nicholson
Lillian Nicholson
Secretary (uncredited)
Joseph North
Joseph North
Secretary (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien
William H. O'Brien
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Field Norton
Field Norton
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Scott
Dick Scott
Man at Madison Square Garden (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Frank O'Connor
Man at Madison Square Garden (uncredited)
Russ Powell
Russ Powell
Man at Madison Square Garden (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Bert Stevens
Man (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue
Thomas Pogue
Woman in Front of Chronicle Building (uncredited)
Lillian O'Malley
Lillian O'Malley
Stagehand (uncredited)
Jack Raymond
Jack Raymond
Stagehand (uncredited)
Gohr Van Vleck
Gohr Van Vleck
Big Governess (uncredited)
Myrtle Rishell
Myrtle Rishell
Smather (uncredited)
Benny Rubin
Benny Rubin
Hireling (uncredited)
Shimen Ruskin
Shimen Ruskin
Hireling (uncredited)
George Sherwood
George Sherwood
Man in Inquirer City Room (uncredited)
Edward Ryan
Edward Ryan
Senate Investigator (uncredited)
Landers Stevens
Landers Stevens
Portuguese Laborer (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar
Harry J. Vejar
Chorus Master (uncredited)
Tudor Williams
Tudor Williams
Speaker (uncredited)
Arthur Yeoman
Arthur Yeoman
Copy Boy (uncredited)
Tim Davis
Tim Davis
Entertainer (uncredited)
Charles Bennett
Charles Bennett
Director
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Producer
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Producer
Richard Baer
Richard Baer
Executive Producer
George Schaefer
George Schaefer
Original Music Composer
Bernard Herrmann
Bernard Herrmann
Director of Photography
Gregg Toland
Gregg Toland
Editor
Robert Wise
Robert Wise
Art Direction
Van Nest Polglase
Van Nest Polglase
Costume Design
Edward Stevenson
Edward Stevenson
Special Effects
Vernon L. Walker
Vernon L. Walker
Screenplay
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Screenplay
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Writer
Roger Q. Denny
Roger Q. Denny
Writer
John Houseman
John Houseman
Writer
Mollie Kent
Mollie Kent
Stunts
Tom Steele
Tom Steele
Makeup Department Head
Mel Berns
Mel Berns
Casting
Rufus Le Maire
Rufus Le Maire
Set Decoration
Darrell Silvera
Darrell Silvera
Makeup Artist
Layne Britton
Layne Britton
Makeup Artist
Maurice Seiderman
Maurice Seiderman
Executive In Charge Of Production
Pandro S. Berman
Pandro S. Berman
Production Manager
J.R. Crone
J.R. Crone
Post Production Supervisor
Lee S. Marcus
Lee S. Marcus
Assistant Director
Edward Donahue
Edward Donahue
Second Assistant Director
Fred Fleck
Fred Fleck
Color Timer
George Cave
George Cave
Editorial Manager
John Houseman
John Houseman
Assistant Editor
Mark Robson
Mark Robson
Researcher
Elizabeth McGaffey
Elizabeth McGaffey
Still Photographer
Alexander Kahle
Alexander Kahle
Gaffer
Vic Jones
Vic Jones
Still Photographer
Phil Stern
Phil Stern
Supervising Sound Editor
John Aalberg
John Aalberg
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Clem Portman
Clem Portman

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 controversial movie of its time, and it introduced alot of new technices in filmmaking. The acting is superb! Orson Welles as Kane is breathtaking, Joseph Cotten as Jed Leland is great. There's one performance I can hardly stand though and that's Dorothy Comingore's performance as Susan Alexander. Hideous performance to say the least! The writing is amazing, and Welles' directing is out-of-this-world! In conclusion, great movie (however not the greatest ever made). It's definitly a movie you need to watch! I give it a 9/10

talisencrw

I fondly recollect, growing up in Canada in the 70's and 80's, my mom taking my older sister and I to the cinema (my dad was more interested in watching bowling, hockey, or either crime shows, British sitcoms or hockey on TV). Despite all of his TV appearances over the years, and films he acted in to fund his own productions, the first time I was aware of Orson Welles was one of those startling and bizarrely professional yet unmistakably charismatic 'Paul Masson' wine commercials that they tend to make fun of on The Simpsons in these decades gone by. My first thought was 'that voice is amazing', then 'he looks like he'd be a fine grandfather or Santa Claus', and I instantly wanted to know who he was: Just the way he carried himself, I knew he must be both brilliant and someone who was really important. As you can tell, I'm not going to unnecessarily repeat all the endless accolades this film has gotten over the years. If you're any type of film lover, you have either seen this or will eventually--unless you're hit by a bus tomorrow (Heaven forbid) or something else drastic. It's a hallmark of what is possible in cinema. I waited until I was 46 to see this, because of its stellar reputation. It's not my favourite Welles--either acting or directing, and not by a long shot in either regard--but I'm very glad that I finally saw it, and I'll probably revisit it every couple of years for the rest of my life. There's just something really special about it that's hardly ever seen any more--and I think of that just as wistfully as Charles Foster Kane did about his beloved 'Rosebud'. That a 25-year-old could be so gleefully and breathtakingly experimental and innovative, yet still endlessly entertain, is nothing short of miraculous.

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