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

Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John Houseman
Production: Mercury Productions, RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre: drama, mystery
Year: 1941
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: $1,585,634
Released: 05 Sep 1941
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 13 nominations total


71 Clips & Quotes

A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember - Citizen Kane 01:33 A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think... It's the only disease - Citizen Kane 00:24 It's the only disease That's my curse - Citizen Kane 00:29 That's my curse If I hadn't been very rich - Citizen Kane 00:48 If I hadn't been very rich I don't know many people - Citizen Kane 00:26 I don't know many people I did lose a million dollars last year - Citizen Kane 00:52 I did lose a million dollars last year I bet that would've explained everything - Citizen Kane 00:48 I bet that would've explained everything There's a lot of statues in Europe you haven't bought yet - Citizen Kane 00:40 There's a lot of statues in Europe you haven't bought yet He made an awful lot of money - Citizen Kane 00:31 He made an awful lot of money I always gagged on the silver spoon - Citizen Kane 00:14 I always gagged on the silver spoon He just didn't have any to give - Citizen Kane 00:31 He just didn't have any to give What I tell them to think - Citizen Kane 00:19 What I tell them to think You don't care about anything except you - Citizen Kane 00:54 You don't care about anything except you I didn't know we were speaking - Citizen Kane 00:14 I didn't know we were speaking He happens to be the president - Citizen Kane 00:26 He happens to be the president As Charles Foster Kane - Citizen Kane 02:27 As Charles Foster Kane That's right - Citizen Kane 00:46 That's right You mustn't go - Citizen Kane 00:39 You mustn't go Throw that junk in - Citizen Kane 00:06 Throw that junk in Everybody knows that story - Citizen Kane 01:44 Everybody knows that story I think it would be fun to run a newspaper - Citizen Kane 00:26 I think it would be fun to run a newspaper You're too old to be calling me Mr - Citizen Kane 00:26 You're too old to be calling me Mr Don't believe everything you hear on the radio - Citizen Kane 00:16 Don't believe everything you hear on the radio It isn't enough to tell us what a man did - Citizen Kane 00:26 It isn't enough to tell us what a man did I don't even know what a gentleman is - Citizen Kane 00:24 I don't even know what a gentleman is Are we going to declare war on Spain - Citizen Kane 00:38 Are we going to declare war on Spain If it was anybody else - Citizen Kane 00:52 If it was anybody else President's niece - Citizen Kane 00:23 President's niece The news goes on for 24 hours a day - Citizen Kane 00:18 The news goes on for 24 hours a day I'm Charles Foster Kane - Citizen Kane 00:47 I'm Charles Foster Kane I don't know how to run a newspaper - Citizen Kane 00:27 I don't know how to run a newspaper Switzerland - Citizen Kane 00:17 Switzerland How did I find business conditions in Europe - Citizen Kane 00:33 How did I find business conditions in Europe What do you do - Citizen Kane 00:16 What do you do Girls delightful in Cuba - Citizen Kane 00:45 Girls delightful in Cuba I'm lonesome - Citizen Kane 00:22 I'm lonesome We never lost as much as we made - Citizen Kane 00:16 We never lost as much as we made I guess that'll show you - Citizen Kane 00:09 I guess that'll show you Maybe I'll make some teeth and whiskers - Citizen Kane 00:18 Maybe I'll make some teeth and whiskers I'd like to keep that particular piece of paper myself - Citizen Kane 00:52 I'd like to keep that particular piece of paper myself Isn't it wonderful - Citizen Kane 02:00 Isn't it wonderful You still eating - Citizen Kane 00:16 You still eating We have no secrets from our readers - Citizen Kane 00:38 We have no secrets from our readers Am I a stuffed shirt - Citizen Kane 00:39 Am I a stuffed shirt What's that - Citizen Kane 00:29 What's that Is Pop governor yet - Citizen Kane 00:16 Is Pop governor yet There ain't no bedrooms in this joint - Citizen Kane 00:32 There ain't no bedrooms in this joint I suppose he had a private sort of greatness - Citizen Kane 00:24 I suppose he had a private sort of greatness Aren't you - Citizen Kane 00:15 Aren't you Impossible - Citizen Kane 00:19 Impossible I've got nothing but time - Citizen Kane 00:24 I've got nothing but time A committee should be formed to boycott him - Citizen Kane 01:26 A committee should be formed to boycott him Right away - Citizen Kane 01:43 Right away People will think - Citizen Kane 00:18 People will think The trouble is - Citizen Kane 02:25 The trouble is Here's a three column headline in the Chronicle - Citizen Kane 00:47 Here's a three column headline in the Chronicle You can't do this to me - Citizen Kane 00:25 You can't do this to me I am not a gentleman - Citizen Kane 00:27 I am not a gentleman Only you're going to need more than one lesson - Citizen Kane 00:44 Only you're going to need more than one lesson Don't worry about me - Citizen Kane 00:43 Don't worry about me I run a couple of newspapers - Citizen Kane 00:16 I run a couple of newspapers He was thrown out of a lot of colleges - Citizen Kane 00:17 He was thrown out of a lot of colleges What's the matter - Citizen Kane 02:02 What's the matter Some people can sing - Citizen Kane 00:18 Some people can sing That's a lot of money to pay for a dame without a head - Citizen Kane 00:27 That's a lot of money to pay for a dame without a head Sentimental fellow - Citizen Kane 00:15 Sentimental fellow Miss Alexander - Citizen Kane 01:29 Miss Alexander Well what do you know - Citizen Kane 00:32 Well what do you know I suppose he had some private sort of greatness - Citizen Kane 00:41 I suppose he had some private sort of greatness He never gave anything away - Citizen Kane 00:40 He never gave anything away You never should have married a newspaper man - Citizen Kane 00:24 You never should have married a newspaper man

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