Search results for "Orson Welles"


Citizen Kane (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2001

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Orson Welles  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Ruth Warrick

Chimes at Midnight (1965) RT 97% / Audience 89%

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Margaret Rutherford  •  John Gielgud

F for Fake (1973) RT 88% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Orson Welles' final film documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles  •  Gary Graver  •  Oja Kodar  •  François Reichenbach
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Oja Kodar  •  Elmyr de Hory

The Hearts of Age (1934) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: Apr 2012

A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Orson Welles  •  William Vance
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Virginia Nicolson  •  William Vance  •  Edgerton Paul

Macbeth (1948) RT 87% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 2012

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanette Nolan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Alan Napier

Mr. Arkadin (1955) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2006

Claiming that he doesn't know his own past, a rich man enlists an ex-con with an odd bit of detective work. Gregory Arkadin says he can't remember anything before the late ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Patricia Medina  •  Akim Tamiroff

Othello (1951) RT 80% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Aug 2007

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Micheál MacLiammóir  •  Robert Coote  •  Suzanne Cloutier

The Immortal Story (1968) RT 92% / Audience 72%

An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Jeanne Moreau  •  Orson Welles  •  Roger Coggio  •  Norman Eshley

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Rita Hayworth  •  Orson Welles  •  Everett Sloane  •  Glenn Anders

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) RT 91% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2012

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Dolores Costello  •  Anne Baxter  •  Tim Holt




The Trial (1962) RT 33% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Mar 2002

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Jeanne Moreau  •  Romy Schneider  •  Orson Welles

Too Much Johnson (1938) RT Audience 64%

This film was not intended to stand by itself, but was designed as the cinematic aspect of Welles' Mercury Theatre stage presentation of William Gillette's 1894 comedy about a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Virginia Nicholson  •  Arlene Francis  •  Mary Wickes

Touch of Evil (1958) RT 96% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Oct 2000

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Janet Leigh  •  Orson Welles  •  Joseph Calleia

It's All True (1993) RT 82% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles  •  Bill Krohn  •  Myron Meisel  •  Richard Wilson  •  Norman Foster
CAST:  Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira  •  Jeronimo André De Souza  •  Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima  •  Manuel 'Preto' Pereira Da Silva

The Stranger (1946) RT 96% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)

In this three-minute short, Welles sits in his chair behind his typewriter where he sends a message out to his dying friend Bill Cronshaw. In the short, Welles reads a passage ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles

Filming The Trial (1981)

In 1981, Welles gave a 90-minute question-and-answer session at the University of Southern California after a screening of The Trial. He had his cinematographer Gary Graver ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles