Monday, February 9, 2015

Citizen Kane (1941)

Thinly disguised biographical film about William Randolph Hearst


A story examining the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick, and aspects of Welles's own life.


Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane
Joseph Cotten as Jedediah Leland
Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane
Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein
Ray Collins as Jim W. Gettys
George Coulouris as Walter Parks Thatcher
Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane
Paul Stewart as Raymond
Ruth Warrick as Emily Monroe Norton Kane

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