Citizen Kane

(1941)

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Movies That Made Us Critics: Citizen Kane

About Citizen Kane

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Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, which, in essence, was a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Welles's complex and technically stunning film chronicles Kane's rise from poverty to become one of America's most influential men -- and it's considered one of the best movies ever made.

Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Fortunio Bonanova, Gus Schilling, Harry Shannon, Charles Bennett, Louise Currie, Alan Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Walter Sande, Richard Wilson

Director: Orson Welles

Release Year: 1941

Length: 119 minutes

Rating: PG

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