About

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 self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

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Directed by

Orson Welles

Written by

Orson Welles (Screenplay)
Herman J. Mankiewicz (Screenplay)
Roger Q. Denny (Writer)
John Houseman (Writer)
Mollie Kent (Writer)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It's terrific!

Cast

Keywords

florida journalist money child capitalist newspaper banker media tycoon art collector sleigh

Photos

Lists

#72 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#1 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#1 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#28 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Orson Welles Herman J. Mankiewicz

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Orson Welles

Oscar nomination for Best Director Orson Welles

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Gregg Toland