Confidential Report = Mr Arkadin

Spain, 1955

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Two corpses on the Naples quayside lead Guy Van Stratten into the bizarre world of Mr Arkadin, a fabulously rich tycoon with a beautiful daughter and a shady past, which he claims to have forgotten. Van Stratten is hired to investigate - with murderous results. Welles’ second European film returned to the fascination with total power which had made “Citizen Kane” his youthful masterpiece. Arkadin is closer to Harry Lime than to Kane, because he is a profiteer … who nourishes himself on the corruption of the universe. Stars Michael Redgrave, Katina Paxinou and Akim Tamiroff.

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Credits

director

Orson Welles

co-producer

Louis Dolivet

Orson Welles

production company

Sevilla Studios

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
Spain
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324856

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1877554

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