Citizen Kane


Main Details
Premiere Date 1941-05-01
Alternative Titles
  • 公民凯恩 (Chinese)
  • Den store mand (Danish)
  • Ο πολίτης Κέιν (Greek)
  • Quarto potere (Italian)
  • 市民ケーン (Japanese)
  • Shimin Kein (Japanese (Hepburn))
  • 시민 케인 (Korean)
  • Obywatel Kane (Polish)
  • Cidadão Kane (Portuguese - Brazil)
  • O Mundo a Seus Pés (Portuguese - Portugal)
  • Гражданин Кейн (Russian)
  • Ciudadano Kane (Spanish)
  • Ciutadà Kane (Spanish (Catalan))
  • En sensation (Swedish)
Category Feature Film
Director, Producer, Original Screen Play Orson Welles
Original Screen Play Herman J. Mankiewicz
Cast Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane
Cast Joseph Cotten as Jedediah Leland
Cast Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane
Cast Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane
Cast Ruth Warrick as Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Cast Ray Collins as James W. Gettys
Cast Erskine Sanford as Herbert Carter
Cast Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein
Cast William Alland as Jerry Thompson
Cast Paul Stewart as Raymond
Cast George Coulouris as William Parks Thatcher
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Photography Gregg Toland
Film Editing by Robert Wise
Art Direction by Van Nest Polglase
Associate Art Director Perry Ferguson
Special Effects Vernon L. Walker
Production Company Mercury Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Notes Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Winner of the 1942 Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles). Added to the United States National Film Registry in 1989.


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