Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane (1941)

8.3 376,396
PG
1h 59min
Drama Mystery

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

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Citizen Kane (1941)

8.3 376,396
PG
1h 59min
Drama Mystery

Stars: Joseph Cotten Dorothy Comingore

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz

Director: Orson Welles

StoryLine

A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud". The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world.

Cast

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz

Director: Orson Welles

Actors

  • Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Jedediah Leland / Screening Room Reporter
  • Dorothy Comingore

    Dorothy Comingore

    Susan Alexander Kane
  • Agnes Moorehead

    Agnes Moorehead

    Mary Kane
  • Ruth Warrick

    Ruth Warrick

    Emily Monroe Norton Kane
  • Ray Collins

    Ray Collins

    James W. Gettys
  • Erskine Sanford

    Erskine Sanford

    Herbert Carter / Screening Room Reporter
  • Everett Sloane

    Everett Sloane

    Mr. Bernstein
  • William Alland

    Jerry Thompson
  • Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart

    Raymond
  • George Coulouris

    George Coulouris

    Walter Parks Thatcher
  • Fortunio Bonanova

    Fortunio Bonanova

    Matiste
  • Gus Schilling

    Gus Schilling

    The Headwaiter / Screening Room Reporter
  • Philip Van Zandt

    Philip Van Zandt

    Mr. Rawlston
  • Georgia Backus

    Georgia Backus

    Miss Anderson
  • Harry Shannon

    Harry Shannon

    Kane's Father

Details

Genres
Drama Mystery
Official Website
Country
USA
Languages
English, Italian
Filming Locations
California, USA
Also Known As
American
Budget
$839,727
Gross
$1,594,107
Sound Mix
Mono
Color
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Production Company
RKO Radio Pictures
Mercury Productions
Taglines
Some called him a hero. Others called him a heel...
Plot Keywords
new york
narcissism
materialism
newspaper publisher
suicide attempt