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Orson Welles
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Date of Birth: May 6, 1915

Country: USA

Biography: His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. In 1931 he married, directed his first short, and appeared on radio for the first time. His first film to be seen by the public was Citizen Kane (1941), a commercial failure losing RKO $150,000, but regarded by many as the best film ever made. Many of his next films were commercial failures and he exiled himself to Europe in 1948.

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Total Titles at Criticker: 120 - You've Seen 120

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Titles You've Ranked (120)
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The Southern Star The Southern Star (1969)
Summary: Comedy adventure based on a Jules Verne novel about the ups and downs of jewel thieves in the wilds of Africa circa 1900. George Segal is the appealing hero-heel and Ursula Andress is visually stunning as the lady in the proceedings. Orson Welles has a small role. (imdb)
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Ten Days Ten Days' Wonder (1971)
Summary: In this ponderous French mystery-drama, based on an Ellery Queen story, blackmail would seem to be the least of the problems of Charles (Anthony Perkins). His adoptive father Theo (Orson Welles) has a madwoman for a mother, and a gorgeous woman of Charles' age (Marlene Jobert) for a wife. In fact, Charles is deeply attracted to her. In addition, his father encourages the whole family to dress in '20s clothing, which makes them all feel out of place. (allmovie.com)
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The Sailor from Gibraltar The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
Summary: Alan, after quarreling with his girlfriend Sheila, becomes to be intrigued by Anna, a mysterious widow who's searching a sailor known many years before. Alan and Anna begin the search on board a yacht bound for Greece, but they don't find the sailor, while Louis de Mozambique, after a stop in Africa, joins the party and suggests that the sailor may never have existed other than in Anna's mind. (imdb)
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I I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
Summary: Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past. (imdb)
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Get to Know Your Rabbit Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Summary: A young businessman goes to a magic expert to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss? (imdb)
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House of Cards House of Cards (1968)
Summary: Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press. (imdb)
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Trouble in the Glen Trouble in the Glen (1954)
Summary: Major Jim "Lance" Lansing, an American ex-pilot of the U.S. Air Corps, returns to Scotland after the war and finds much trouble in the glen where he settles because of the high-handed activities of the local laird, Sandy Mengues, a wealthy South American who, with his daughter Marissa, has returned to the land of his forefathers. (imdb)
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Napoléon Napoléon (1955)
Summary: Another cameo for Orson Welles as Hudson Lowe in this all star production of episodic glances at Napoleon's life, performed by Daniel Gelin as the young and Raymond Pellegrin as the old. (imdb)
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Fight for Rome Fight for Rome (1968)
Summary: Cethegus, leader of the Roman nobility, travels to Bizantium and its leader Justinian, in an attempt to raise an army to march on the Goths under Narses. Cethegus would like to set the two sides to war against each other, that his own forces might take control at the outcome. (imdb)
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Fight for Rome II Fight for Rome II (1969)
Summary: The second half, of Der Kampf um rom 2: Der Verrat (which also clocks in at just over 1.5 hours) was issued in 1969, a year after the first; Four years after that (c. 1973), the two parts of Der Kampf um Rom were edited together, cut down to 94 minutes, and distributed as a single entry in the United States. (allmovie.com)
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Follow the Boys Follow the Boys (1944)
Summary: During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players. (imdb)
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The Hitch Hiker The Hitch Hiker (2004)  - Short Film
Summary: Applying modern animation techniques to vintage radio theater, director Michael Anthony Jackson tells a spine-tingling tale of a man (voiced by Orson Welles) who descends into madness over the course of a cross-country road trip. This uniquely rendered thriller is based on the 1940s radio play by Lucille Fletcher and was considered by Welles to be one of the greatest suspense plays ever written for the medium.
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King Lear King Lear (1953)  - TV Episode
Summary: Orson Welles stars in the 1953 Omnibus version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, originally broadcast on CBS using a shortened version of the play, which was staged by Peter Brook and filmed by director Andrew McCullough. Welles's energetic portrayal fully captures the dramatic force of Lear's epic denial, madness and loss. The first-rate cast also features Alan Badel as the Fool and Natasha Parry as Cordelia.
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The Enchanted Journey The Enchanted Journey (1984)
Summary: Captivated by stories of the Great North Forest, spunky chipmunk Glicko and his sister escape their comfy big-city home and strike out on an epic journey in search of their distant homeland. Out in the wilderness, they find fun and adventure in this magical anime feature, featuring the voice talents of Jim Backus and, in one of his final roles, screen legend Orson Welles as the friendly carrier pigeon Pippo.
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Ferry to Hong Kong Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)
Summary: Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain Hart. Conrad's papers are out of order and Macao refuses him entry. Unable to go ashore, Conrad is a permanent passenger on the ferry with Hart, who detests him. (imdb)
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The Double McGuffin The Double McGuffin (1979)
Summary: Some school kids stumble across a briefcase full of money, when they go back for it, they find a body instead. When they bring the police, neither is there, and the police refuses to believe them. Later they discover both were part of an assassination plot. Now they have to figure out how to stop the plot and put the bad guys in jail. (imdb)
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Black Magic Black Magic (1949)
Summary: A hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court. (imdb)
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Bugs Bunny Superstar Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)
Summary: Animator Robert Clampett presents a history of "Termite Terrace," the little shack on the Warner Brothers studio lot which in the 1930's and 1940's housed the animation unit which gave birth to Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. Includes color and black-and-white home-movie-type footage shot at the time showing such animation greats as Clampett, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. Also featured are nine complete Warner cartoons. (imdb)
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Is Paris Burning? Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Summary: The true story of the departure of the German occupiers from Paris in 1944. (imdb)
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The Battle of Neretva The Battle of Neretva (1969)
Summary: In January 1943 German army, afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans, launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva. (imdb)
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Tepepa Tepepa (1968)
Summary: The Mexican guerrilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro. (imdb)
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The Roots of Heaven The Roots of Heaven (1958)
Summary: A final condemnation of violence and intolerance through the story of Morel's adventures. Morel lives in Africa and can not stand the massacre of the elephants. He starts to fight to banish this hunt and to awake the world's consciousness. As he starts, nobody supports him, but thanks to American reporter Sedgwick, he becomes famous. (imdb)
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The Battle of Austerlitz The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)
Summary: Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians. (imdb)
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A Safe Place A Safe Place (1971)
Summary: A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She is romantically involved with two totally different men. Fred is practical but dull. Mitch is dynamic and sexy, her ideal fantasy partner. Neither man is able to totally fulfill her needs.
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Treasure Island Treasure Island (1972)
Summary: Based upon the story by R. L. Stevenson, the film shows Orson Welles as Long John Silver, pirate chief, who would like to find hidden treasure. (imdb)
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12 + 1 12 + 1 (1969)
Summary: Mario, a young philanderer, receives 13 antique chairs in a bad state by inheritance and decides to sell off them to get some money. Afterwards he gets to know that one of them contains documents worth a lot of money. So he begins an adventurous trip to regain possession of the chair. On the way he meets many strange people who would like to help or to swindle him. (imdb)
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Three Cases of Murder Three Cases of Murder (1955)
Summary: Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. (imdb)
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Ten Little Indians Ten Little Indians (1974)
Summary: Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? (imdb)
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Butterfly Butterfly (1982)
Summary: Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, comes back to take her away. (imdb)
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Genocide Genocide (1982)
Summary: The history of anti-Semitism and the Nazi mass murder of the Jewish people. (All Movie Guide)
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Necromancy Necromancy (1972)
Summary: Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead. (imdb)
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Portrait: Orson Welles Portrait: Orson Welles (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Excerpts and fragments from different interviews with Orson Welles making a statement to journalists in fluent French about his career and his conception of life. (imdb)
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Orson Welles Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)  - Short Film
Summary: Orson Welles was a big fan of magic and in this television broadcast develops a number of traditional tricks
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Orson Welles: The Paris Interview Orson Welles: The Paris Interview (1960)  - TV Movie
Summary: A vintage interview captures the artist reflecting on Citizen Kane and expounding on directing, acting and writing and his desire to bestow a valuable legacy upon his profession. The scene is a hotel room in Paris. The year 1960. The star, Orson Welles. This is a pearl of cinematic memorabilia. (imdb)
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Is It Always Right to Be Right? Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)  - Short Film
Summary: The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right." (imdb)
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Les seigneurs de la forêt Les seigneurs de la forêt (1958)
Summary: Documentary showing the struggles of the inhabitants--both human and animal--of what was then called the Belgian Congo. English version narrated by Orson Welles. (imdb)
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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
Summary: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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The Complete Citizen Kane The Complete Citizen Kane (1991)  - TV Movie
Summary: A documentary on Citizen Kane and the stories behind this cinematic milestone. Made as part of the many celebrations of the movie's 50th anniversary, the documentary presents interviews with actors and technicians involved in Kane's making; film historians; the controversial Pauline Kael - who wrote a critical article about Orson Welles real contribution to the film; and of course, old clips of Welles himself revealing details about his very first film project. (imdb)
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The Magnificent Ambersons The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Summary: The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family... (imdb)
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The Big Brass Ring The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Summary: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him. Will the truth ruin his chances for office or will he land the "Big Brass Ring"? (imdb)
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The Magnificent Ambersons The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)  - TV Movie
Summary: When legendary filmmaker Orson Welles's 1942 film The Magnificent Ambersons was first produced, it was drastically reedited by its studio, RKO Pictures, prompting a battle that raged for years. In 2001, the cable channel A&E took Welles's original shooting script and realized it in this lavish production directed by Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate). Sixty years after its original production, Welles's vision finally shines through.
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Monsieur Verdoux Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Summary: A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (imdb)
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The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)  - Short Film
Summary: In one of his final appearances, Orson Welles reads a moving passage from a diary written by Charles Lindberg, who wrote a lovely message to comfort a dying friend. Sitting behind a typewriter, looking quite frail but still with a great presence, Orson provides a positive and emotional reading using one of his many talents: his deep voice. (imdb)
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The Other Side of the Wind The Other Side of the Wind (1972)
Summary: Orson Welles' incomplete 1972 response to New Hollywood.
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Portrait of Gina Portrait of Gina (1958)  - TV Movie
Summary: Orson Welles examines the life of his friend, Gina Lollobrigida.
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Too Much Johnson Too Much Johnson (1938)  - Short Film
Summary: Too Much Johnson is a 1938 American comedy film written and directed by Orson Welles. The film was made three years before Welles directed Citizen Kane, but it was never publicly screened. The film was believed to be lost, but in 2008 a print was discovered in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy. The film premiered Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, with the possibility of being available online later in the year. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Oedipus the King Oedipus the King (1968)
Summary: This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the Gods. (imdb)
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Lost in the Thinking Lost in the Thinking (2005)  - Short Film
Summary: Mockumentary about a failed art film.
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Locked in the Tower: The Men Behind Locked in the Tower: The Men Behind 'Jane Eyre' (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: Documentary giving input on Robert Stevenson and the creation of the production with a bit of a battle between the director and Orson Welles who attempted to unsuccessfully usurp control from him.
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L L'uomo, la bestia e la virtù (1953)
Summary: After getting a woman (the Virtue) pregnant, a school teacher (the Man) tries to make her copulate with her rude husband, a ship Captain who's always traveling (the Beast). Based upon a novel by Luigi Pirandello.
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Si Versailles m Si Versailles m'était conté (1954)
Summary: The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.
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La classe américaine La classe américaine (1993)  - TV Movie
Summary: George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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Crack in the Mirror Crack in the Mirror (1960)
Summary: Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney Lamorciere discovers her woman would like to elope with his assistant. During the trial against two murderer lovers, attorney agrees to a minor sentence for them. (imdb)
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Future Shock Future Shock (1972)  - Short Film
Summary: Future Shock wants to be a warning towards man that society's downfall shall be due to the "death of permanence", but its reasoning is so shoddy, its conclusions so illogical, that it comes across as some kid's amateurish 1973 high school report on "the future" (Odd Culture)
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The Late Great Planet Earth The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)
Summary: Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday. (imdb)
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Apple Jack Apple Jack (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: On the eve of Halloween, 1938, CBS radio reported UFO's in the skies over the United States. That same night, two notorious criminals escaped the maximum security prison at Macatawa... They were never seen again. (imdb)
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A Woman Called Moses A Woman Called Moses (1978)  - TV Movie
Summary: A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman.
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Filming Filming 'The Trial' (1981)
Summary: Like most of Welles' late film productions this is an unfinished film, a documentary about the making of his film adaptation of Kafka's 'The Trial', not unlike 'Filming Othello' (1978).
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Lafayette Lafayette (1961)
Summary: At 13 years old, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier inherited from his parents a long name, a fortune bigger then that, and the title of Marquis de La Fayette. Barely past majority, he was a brilliant lieutenant and a King Musketeer, and married Adrienne, second daughter of the Duke of Ayen. (imdb)
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Moby Dick Moby Dick (1999)  - Short Film
Summary: Short based on the play.
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The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice (1969)  - TV Movie
Summary: The film is missing only a small portion of the end and a soundtrack reel. It now exists in a 40 minute print in possession of the Munich Filmuseum. (imdb)
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Compulsion Compulsion (1959)
Summary: Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. (imdb)
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The Long, Hot Summer The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Summary: Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family. (imdb)
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
Summary: Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (imdb)
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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)  - Short Film
Summary: A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae. (imdb)
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Duel in the Sun Duel in the Sun (1946)
Summary: When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chevez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas... (imdb)
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The Transformers: The Movie The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Summary: The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who is after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. (imdb)
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Moby Dick Moby Dick (1956)
Summary: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (imdb)
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Man in the Shadow Man in the Shadow (1957)
Summary: In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler's wrath? (imdb)
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Voyage of the Damned Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Summary: 937 Jewish Germans are offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. They depart Hamburg in high spirits, looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe. (imdb)
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King of Kings King of Kings (1961)
Summary: When the Romans under General Pompey conquer Judea in 63 BC, an era of despair and fear begins for the Jewish people. In the trials and persecutions that the Jews suffer under the Romans and under King Herod, they take hope in the promise that the Messiah someday would come... (imdb)
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (1944)
Summary: Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estate. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all their chances for happiness. (imdb)
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The Tartars The Tartars (1961)
Summary: Burundai, commander of the Tartars, took the place of his brother Togrul, killed during the battle against the Slavs, because of the refusal of the Viking Oleg commander to join them. After the murder of baby daughter Togrul at the hands of the Vikings and the wife of Oleg the hands of the Tartars, the two leaders face off in battle.
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Tomorrow Is Forever Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
Summary: Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that her husband has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Harry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity and an adopted daughter, Margaret. John (Mr. Kesler) and Elizabeth accidentally meet and he learns that he has a son, Drew. John must then decide whether or not to tell her his true identity. (imdb)
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The Immortal Story The Immortal Story (1968)  - TV Movie
Summary: The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip... (imdb)
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Mr. Arkadin Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Summary: An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (imdb)
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Chimes at Midnight Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Summary: The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413. (imdb)
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The Lady from Shanghai The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Summary: Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (imdb)
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Catch-22 Catch-22 (1970)
Summary: A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (imdb)
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History of the World: Part I History of the World: Part I (1981)
Summary: From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious... (imdb)
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The Third Man The Third Man (1949)
Summary: Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.(imdb)
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Touch of Evil Touch of Evil (1958)
Summary: A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator (imdb)
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The Stranger The Stranger (1946)
Summary: College professor Charles Rankin (Welles) lives in a quiet Connecticut town with his wife Mary (Young). Little does his wife and his neighbors know, Rankin is actually notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. But his true identity may be revealed when mild-mannered war crimes commissioner Wilson (Robinson) arrives, posing as an antiques dealer.
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The Trial The Trial (1962)
Summary: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
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Casino Royale Casino Royale (1967)
Summary: In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond (David Niven) comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (imdb)
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A Man for All Seasons A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Summary: The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (imdb)
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Othello Othello (1952)
Summary: Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago (imdb)
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F for Fake F for Fake (1973)
Summary: A documentary about fraud and fakery. (imdb)
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Journey Into Fear Journey Into Fear (1943)
Summary: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents... (imdb)
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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Summary: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King Louis XVI, the rise of Napoleon, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? And are there prophecies that have yet to come true? (imdb)
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Waterloo Waterloo (1970)
Summary: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him... (imdb)
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The Greatest Battle The Greatest Battle (1978)
Summary: A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war. (imdb)
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Marco the Magnificent Marco the Magnificent (1965)
Summary: Orson Welles plays the role of Akerman, a venetian savant, in this all star production of Marco Polo's adventures. Young Marco travels to China to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels, headed by his own son, with a new invention: gunpowder. (imdb)
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Filming Filming 'Othello' (1978)
Summary: A documentary on the tumultuous history of the making of Welles' 1952 classic Othello. (wikipedia.org)
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Directed by John Ford Directed by John Ford (1971)
Summary: Interviewing some of Ford's most frequent collaborators, Bogdanovich examines the life and films of one of America's greatest directors.
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The Black Rose The Black Rose (1950)
Summary: In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn. (imdb)
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Prince of Foxes Prince of Foxes (1949)
Summary: An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife. (imdb)
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Freedom River Freedom River (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: An animated parable about freedom and its erosion, narrated by Orson Welles.
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RoGoPaG RoGoPaG (1963)
Summary: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend... (imdb)
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Moby Dick Rehearsed Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)  - TV Movie
Summary: A play-within-play of Moby Dick by Orson Welles. (imdb)
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Brunnen Brunnen (2005)
Summary: Traces Orson Welles' time in Spain. (imdb)
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Sentinels of Silence Sentinels of Silence (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: Documentary featuring breathtaking aerial shots of Pre-Colombian archaeological wonders in Mexico with a wonderful narration by Orson Welles.
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The Fountain of Youth The Fountain of Youth (1958)  - Short Film
Summary: Intended as the first installment of an anthology series that never developed, Welles used still photographs, blackouts, and voice-over narration, among other techniques, to create a totally new approach to TV drama.
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De Weg naar Bresson De Weg naar Bresson (1984)
Summary: This is two films at once- it is a record of the filmmakers trying to land Bresson for an interview, all while explaining to us what is so unique about his movies. (surrealmoviez.info)
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According to Occam According to Occam's Razor (1999)
Summary: A look at the myths and realities surrounding aliens and UFOs (imdb)
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Malpertuis Malpertuis (1971)
Summary: Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius (Orson Welles). He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew (played by Mathieu Carrière) unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe. (imdb)
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Don Quixote Don Quixote (1992)
Summary: Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort generated buzz throughout the worshipful film community that only served to brighten the luster of his legend. Thus it was only a matter of time before one of his many admirers bought the rights to the fairly extensive footage he shot for his film Don Quixote (begun in 1955) and attempted to edit it into some semblance of a finished film... (All Movie)
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It It's All True (1993)
Summary: A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America. (imdb)
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The Hearts of Age The Hearts of Age (1934)  - Short Film
Summary: This silent film, essentially a string of images loosely tied together, was almost certainly inspired by surrealistic classics (IMDB Comments)
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Macbeth Macbeth (1948)
Summary: In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's. (imdb)
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David and Goliath David and Goliath (1960)
Summary: The story of the film is adapted from the Old Testament: The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Allience from them. Saul, the king of Israel, listens meanwhile to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepard called David. But still David has to fight the enemy in form of their mighty giant Goliath. (imdb)
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The V.I.P.s The V.I.P.s (1963)
Summary: Awaiting at London Airport for a flight to New York, Frances Andros (Elizabeth Taylor), seen off by her tycoon husband, Paul Andros (Richard Burton), plans to leave her spouse for the arms of an aging international playboy, Marc Champselle (Louis Jourdan). Les Mangrum (Rod Taylor), a self-made Australian businessman traveling with his loyal secretary, Miss Mead (Maggie Smith), must be in New York the following day to arrange the loan that will help him repel a hostile takeover of his tractor company.(imdb)
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Return to Glennascaul Return to Glennascaul (1951)  - Short Film
Summary: Orson Welles, taking a break from the filming of "Othello", is driving in the Irish countryside one night when he offers a ride to a man with car trouble. The man relates a strange event that happened to him at the same location... (imdb)
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Orson Welles: The One-Man Band Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (1995)
Summary: This fascinating documentary is almost completely comprised of scenes from Welles' uncompleted films, most of which have never been seen by the public. Though directed by German filmmaker Vassili Silovic, the clips and information were largely provided by Welles' closest associate and long-time companion Oja Kodar... (All Movie Guide)
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Someone to Love Someone to Love (1987)
Summary: A Hollywood film director assembles a group of friends and strangers for a social gathering on Valentines Day in a deserted movie theater where he interviews each one on their opinions on love and loneliness. (imdb)
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The Kremlin Letter The Kremlin Letter (1970)
Summary: A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. (imdb)
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The Secret of Nikola Tesla The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)
Summary: Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day. (imdb)
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Trent Trent's Last Case (1952)
Summary: A society woman (Margaret Lockwood) is accused of murdering her businessman husband (Orson Welles). Called to piece the clues together is Inspector Trent (Michael Wilding), on the verge of retiring from detection. He learns that the dead man was a louse, providing the wife with plenty of motive... (All Movie Guide)
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Tudo É Brasil Tudo É Brasil (1997)
Summary: Continuing his four-year research into Orson Welles' 1942 trip to Rio, Rogerio Sganzeria rounds out his trilogy with this Brazilian documentary, an assemblage of interviews, radio programs, film clips, photos, graphic designs, and samba music, combining to explain how Welles lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) while he was filming It's All True in Brazil. (All Movie Guide)
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Citizen Kane Citizen Kane (1941)
Summary: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance (imdb)