Citizen Kane

United States, 1941

Film
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Shrouded in darkness and fog is the huge mansion called Xanadu. We pass through the iron gates which forbid our entry and approach the grotesque structure. In a dark room, an old man, the master of the extravagant folly, lies dying. As his life ebbs away, a crystal ball containing a snow scene crashes to the floor and is shattered. He utters one plaintive whisper “Rosebud”. Now we are beginning one of the most fantastic experiences of all time - the masterpiece and first feature written, produced and directed by Orson Welles. Rated: PG

Credits

producer

Orson Welles

Duration

01:59:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1941

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35350

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Expressionism in motion pictures

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Free enterprise

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Drama

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

People → Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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