Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane poster
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.

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screen play), Orson Welles (original screen play)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, mystery
Year: 1941
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 05 Sep 1941
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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A fellow will remember a lot of things...
It's the only disease - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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It's the only disease
That's my curse - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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That's my curse
If I hadn't been very rich - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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If I hadn't been very rich
I don't know many people - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I don't know many people
I did lose a million dollars last year - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I did lose a million dollars last year
He made an awful lot of money - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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He made an awful lot of money
I always gagged on the silver spoon - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I always gagged on the silver spoon
He just didn't have any to give - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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He just didn't have any to give
What I tell them to think - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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What I tell them to think
You don't care about anything except you - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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You don't care about anything except you
I didn't know we were speaking - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I didn't know we were speaking
He happens to be the president - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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He happens to be the president
As Charles Foster Kane - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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As Charles Foster Kane
That's right - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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That's right
You mustn't go - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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You mustn't go
Throw that junk in - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Throw that junk in
Everybody knows that story - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Everybody knows that story
I think it would be fun to run a newspaper - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I think it would be fun to run a...
You're too old to be calling me Mr - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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You're too old to be calling me Mr
Don't believe everything you hear on the radio - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Don't believe everything you hear on the...
It isn't enough to tell us what a man did - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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It isn't enough to tell us what a man...
I don't even know what a gentleman is - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I don't even know what a gentleman is
Are we going to declare war on Spain - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Are we going to declare war on Spain
If it was anybody else - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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If it was anybody else
President's niece - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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President's niece
The news goes on for 24 hours a day - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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The news goes on for 24 hours a day
I'm Charles Foster Kane - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I'm Charles Foster Kane
I don't know how to run a newspaper - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I don't know how to run a newspaper
Switzerland - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Switzerland
How did I find business conditions in Europe - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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How did I find business conditions in...
What do you do - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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What do you do
Girls delightful in Cuba - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Girls delightful in Cuba
I'm lonesome - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I'm lonesome
We never lost as much as we made - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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We never lost as much as we made
I guess that'll show you - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I guess that'll show you
Maybe I'll make some teeth and whiskers - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Maybe I'll make some teeth and whiskers
I'd like to keep that particular piece of paper myself - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I'd like to keep that particular piece...
Isn't it wonderful - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Isn't it wonderful
You still eating - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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You still eating
We have no secrets from our readers - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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We have no secrets from our readers
Am I a stuffed shirt - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Am I a stuffed shirt
What's that - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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What's that
Is Pop governor yet - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Is Pop governor yet
There ain't no bedrooms in this joint - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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There ain't no bedrooms in this joint
I suppose he had a private sort of greatness - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I suppose he had a private sort of...
Aren't you - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Aren't you
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Impossible
I've got nothing but time - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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I've got nothing but time
A committee should be formed to boycott him - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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A committee should be formed to boycott...
Right away - screenshot from movie Citizen Kane
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Right away

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Jedediah Leland - Joseph Cotten
Susan Alexander Kane - Dorothy Comingore
Mary Kane - Agnes Moorehead
Emily Monroe Norton Kane - Ruth Warrick
James W. Gettys - Ray Collins
Herbert Carter - Erskine Sanford
Mr. Bernstein - Everett Sloane
Jerry Thompson - William Alland
Raymond - Paul Stewart
Walter Parks Thatcher - George Coulouris
The Headwaiter - Gus Schilling
Mr. Rawlston - Philip Van Zandt
Miss Anderson - Georgia Backus
Kane's Father - Harry Shannon
Kane III - Sonny Bupp
Kane - Age Eight - Buddy Swan
Man at Party in Everglades - Don Ackerman
Dancing Girl - Loretta Agar
Newsreel Man - Demetrius Alexis
Man in Senate Investigating Committee - Peter Allen
Man at Xanadu Great Hall - William Alston
Newsreel Man - Baudelio Alva
Newsreel Man - T. Lockwood Arbright
Man at Boat Dock - Sam Ash
Man in Projection Room - Michael Audley
City Room Employee - Walter Bacon
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Harry A. Bailey
Hillman - Richard Barr
Man in Newsreel - Alva Baudena
Entertainer - Charles Bennett
Georgia - Joan Blair
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Danny Borzage
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Robert Brent
Man in Newsreel - James Brought
Servant - Morgan Brown
Wedding Guest - Harry Burkhardt
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - William Calkins
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Porter Chase
Man in Newsreel - Gene Chervow
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - J.J. Clark
Woman in Front of Chronicle Building - Dorothy Cleveland
Inquirer Reporter - Edmund Cobb
Reporter - Eddie Coke
Pianist in 'El Rancho' - Nat 'King' Cole
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Tom Coleman
Newsreel Man - Gene Coogan
Woman at Boat Deck - Sally Corner
City Editor - Herbert Corthell
Dancer - Irene Crosby
Man at Opera - Charles Cross
Teddy Roosevelt - Thomas A. Curran
Reporter at Xanadu - Louise Currie
Boss Printer - Jack Curtis
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Ed Dahlen
Hireling - Ernie Daniels
Nurse on Hospital Roof - Coy Danz
Copy Boy - Tim Davis
House Maid - Dona Dax
Newswoman - Petra R. de Silva
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Gayle DeCamp
Dancer - Frances Deets
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Carl Deloro
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - George DeNormand
Man in Projection Room - Eddie Dew
Ward Heeler - John Dilson
Photographer - Robert Dudley
Man at Opera - Lou Duello
French Maid - Suzanne Dulier
Newsreel Man - Art Dupuis
Solly - Al Eben
Car-Driver - Johnny Eckert
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Jack Egan
Adolf Hitler - Carl Ekberg
Newsreel Man - Richard Elmore
Leland's Nurse - Edith Evanson
Hermann Goring - Carl Faulkner
Hireling - Jack Floyd
City Room Employee - Ray Flynn
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Monty Ford
Opera Singer - Jean Forward
Expressman - Olin Francis
Susan's Maid - Louise Franklin
Gorilla Man - Al Frazier
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Guy Gada
Dancer - Gloria Gale
General in News on the March - Captain Garcia
Man at Xanadu Great Hall - Jack Gargan
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Bud Geary
Newsreel Man - Rudy Germane
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Bob Gladman
Dancer - Jerry Gordon
Man at Party in Everglades - Jimmy Grant
Joseph - Jesse Graves
Man on Hospital Roof - Ernest Grooney
Man on Hospital Roof - Jack Gwynne
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Robert Haines
City Room Employee - Frank Haney
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Harry Harris
Newsreel Man - Sam Harris
Newspaper Man - Lew Harvey
Best Man at Wedding - Henry Hebert
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Cliff Herd
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Harlan Hoagland
Man at Xanadu Great Hall - John Huettner
Politician - Mitchell Ingraham
Man at Madison Square Garden - Jack Itay
Man in Newsreel - Jack Jahries
Ward Heeler - Walter James
Waiter at Inquirer Party - George W. Jimenez
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Clayton Jones
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Harry Jones
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Alexander Julian
Man on Hospital Roof - William Kane
Orchestra Leader - Arthur Kay
Car-Driver / Woman in Loggia Scene - Ivy Keene
Person in Front of Chronicle Building - E. Kerry
Reporter at Wedding - Milton Kibbee
Dancer - Laura Knight
Pipe-smoking Reporter - Alan Ladd
Newsreel Man - Mike Lally
Maid in Xanadu Hall - Carmen Laroux
Man in Projection Room - Perc Launders
Newsreel Man - Walter Lawrence
City Room Employee - Bob Lawson
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Bert LeBaron
Man in Newsreel - David Ledner
Druggist - Adam Linke
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - J.D. Lockhart
Dancer - Mary Lorraine
Ms. Townsend - Ellen Lowe
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Ludwig Lowry
Reporter at Boat Deck - Buck Mack
Prompter - James T. Mack
Woman at Boat Dock - Evelyn Mackert
Man on Roof - Teddy Mangean
Newspaperman - Herman J. Mankiewicz
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Jack Manolas
Jennings - Joe Manz
Dancer - Loretta Marsh
Newsboy - Mickey Martin
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Clyde McAtee
Shadowgraph Man - Major McBride
Newsreel Man - Lee McCluskey
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - John McCormack
Civic Leader - Charles Meakin
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Hercules Mendez
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Jim Merritt
Man at Boat Dock - Buddy Messinger
Neville Chamberlain / Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - E.G. Miller
Dr. Corey - Irving Mitchell
Man at Xanadu Great Hall - Bert Moorhouse
Politician - Philip Morris
Butler - Jack Morton
Reporter - Louis Natheaux
Woman at Opera - Lillian Nicholson
Dancer - Leda Nicova
Copy Boy - George Noisom
Secretary - Joseph North
Newsreel Man - John Northpole
Opera Spectator - Field Norton
Secretary - William H. O'Brien
Reporter - Arthur O'Connell
Man at Madison Square Garden - Frank O'Connor
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Paddy O'Flynn
Woman in Front of Chronicle Building - Lillian O'Malley
Civic Leader - Edward Peil Jr.
Copy Boy Delivering Message in Chicago Hotel Room - Gerald Pierce
Man at Madison Square Garden - Russ Powell
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - J.R. Ralston
Man at Boat Dock / Man at Madison Square Garden - Terrance Ray
Stagehand - Jack Raymond
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - William Reed
Reporter - Guy Repp
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Sam Rice
City Room Employee - Verne Richards
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Cyril Ring
Big Governess - Myrtle Rishell
Newsreel Man - Jack Robbins
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Don Roberts
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - George Rogers
Newsreel Man - Victor Romito
Smather - Benny Rubin
Hireling - Shimen Ruskin
Man in Inquirer City Room - Edward Ryan
Man at Madison Square Garden - Jack Ryan
Newsreel Man - Robert Samven
Reporter at Xanadu - Walter Sande
Man at Xanadu Great Hall - Jack Santoro
Politician - Francis Sayles
Opera Spectator - Dick Scott
Dancer - Ruth Seeley
Hireling - George Sherwood
Newsreel Man - Brent Shugar
Newsman - Bruce Sidney
Newsreel Man - Guy Smith
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Roy Smith
Newsreel Man - Vince Speaker
City Room Employee - George Sperry
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Sam Steele
Reporter - Tom Steele
Hireling - Ralph Stein
Man at Madison Square Garden - Bert Stevens
Senate Investigator - Landers Stevens
Newsreel Man - Dimas Sutteno
Newsreel Man - Jack Taylor
Man in Senate Investigating Committee - Norman Taylor
Man in Newsreel - Bob Terry
Jetsam - Karl Thomas
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Robert B. Tobin
Interviewer in 1935 Newsreel - Gregg Toland
Reporter at Xanadu - Kathryn Trosper
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Fred Trowbridge
Flotsam - Glen Turnbull
Stagehand - Gohr Van Vleck
Portuguese Laborer - Harry J. Vejar
Newsreel Man - Tim Wallace
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Ken Weaver
Stage Manager - Charles West
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Larry Wheat
Reporter - Patrick Whitney
Reporter at Xanadu - Jan Wiley
Man on Roof - Bill Wilkens
Man Singing at Inquirer Party - Larry Williams
Chorus Master - Tudor Williams
Reporter - Richard Wilson
Dancer - Vivian Wilson
Newspaperman at Trenton Town Hall - Roland Winters
Woman in Projection Room - Vera Winters
Speaker - Arthur Yeoman
Newsreel Man - Louis Young