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Orson Welles

  • May 06, 1915 - Oct 10, 1985 (age 70)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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2018
The Other Side of the Wind
MovieAug 31, 2018

The Other Side of the Wind

A famed, and infamous, …
A famed, and infamous, movie director, JJ Hannaford, dies in a car accident. He was about to release his latest movie and a documentary camera crew had been following him around in the days preceding his death. We see the events leading up to his death, the careers Hannaford destroyed, the enemies he made and his last film, The Other Side of the Wind.
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They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
MovieAug 30, 2018

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

In the final fifteen years of …
In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.
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The Eyes of Orson Welles
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MovieMay 9, 2018

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Mark Cousins dives deep …
Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.
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2015
The Merchant of Venice
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MovieSep 1, 2015

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a …
The Merchant of Venice is a 1969 drama short film directed by Orson Welles based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. While actually completed, it is frequently cited as an unfinished film, though better described as a partially lost film due to the loss of film elements.
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2013
Too Much Johnson
MovieOct 9, 2013

Too Much Johnson

A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the …
A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.
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2008
Prodigal Sons
MovieAug 29, 2008

Prodigal Sons

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school …
Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged...
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2007
The Deep
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MovieJul 8, 2007

The Deep

A couple's honeymoon trip aboard a yacht leads to a …
A couple's honeymoon trip aboard a yacht leads to a claustrophobic drama when another vessel runs into their voyage, apparently drifting.
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1993
It's All True
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MovieOct 1, 1993

It's All True

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three …
A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.
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1992
Don Quixote
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MovieApr 20, 1992

Don Quixote

After reading too many novels about knights and heroic …
After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza decide to wander the roads of Spain to protect the weak and to accomplish good deeds. But the real world is not as magical and fairy as Don Quijote imagines it to be. Following the plot of Cervantes classical book, Don Quijote fights with windmills thinking they are giants but unluckily, he manages to be defeated by them.
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1987
Someone to Love
MovieSep 19, 1987

Someone to Love

Filmmaker Danny Sapir and actress Helen Eugene are …
Filmmaker Danny Sapir and actress Helen Eugene are several months into their relationship. Helen's want for neither to "sleep over" following their sexual encounters - Helen says because she still feels more comfortable sleeping by herself - Danny sees as a deeper indication of the truly casual state of their relationship. Danny decides to send a blanket invitation to many of his friends inviting anyone who will be alone on Valentine's Day to a gathering at a grand old theater he and his financial manager brother Mickey own in Santa Monica but which Mickey had prearranged without Danny's knowledge prior to the purchase to be demolished to make way for a shopping center. Most of those friends that end up attending are expecting the gathering to be a traditional party. But Danny, who does provide a day long social of sorts with food and drink, wants to ask these friends the broad question, "why are you alone?", the question stemming in part from his and Helen's own relationship. He also has a film crew in place as he wants to film the experience to make into a movie. Beyond the surprise all his guests feel - those guests who do include Mickey and Helen - they each come into the process with a different perspective of the question itself and their answer to it. Some also provide their thoughts on the demolition of the theater, and use the gathering to address the question in a practical manner. One of Danny's friends, an older, more experienced filmmaker, watches the proceedings in the background unknown to Danny, the older man who ends up providing Danny with his own musings about the question and the cinematic aspect of such a movie.
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1986
The Transformers: The Movie
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MovieAug 8, 1986

The Transformers: The Movie

The Autobots must stop a …
The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.
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1985
Orson Welles
PersonalOctober 1985

Orson Welles

Orson Welles passed away.
1983
Award1983

David di Donatello Luchino Visconti Award

Won David di Donatello Luchino Visconti Award.
Award1983

DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Won DGA Lifetime Achievement Award.
1982
Butterfly
MovieFeb 5, 1982

Butterfly

In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is …
In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.
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Worst Supporting Actor
Nomination1982

Worst Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Butterfly".
Golden Raspberry Award
1981
History of the World, Part I
MovieJun 12, 1981

History of the World, Part I

From the dawn of man to the …
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what really happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.
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Nomination1981

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Donovan's Brain".
Grammy Award
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
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MovieJan 1, 1981

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

Hosted by Orson Welles, this …
Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon and Hitler, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? And are there prophecies that have yet to come true?
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1981

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Butterfly".
Golden Globe Award
Award1981

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "Donovan's Brain".
Grammy Award
1980
The Secret of Nikola Tesla
MovieFeb 19, 1980

The Secret of Nikola Tesla

Life and times of Nikola …
Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.
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1979
The Muppet Movie
MovieMay 31, 1979

The Muppet Movie

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to …
Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog leg restaurant magnate.
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1978
Best Spoken Word Album
Award1978

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "Citizen Kane".
Grammy Award
Best Spoken Word Album
Nomination1978

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Citizen Kane".
Grammy Award
1976
Voyage of the Damned
MovieDec 20, 1976

Voyage of the Damned

In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a …
In 1939, Germany's Hamburg-America Line announced a voyage from Germany to Cuba. 937 people, the vast majority being Jews, signed up for the opportunity to escape Nazi Germany. Unbeknownst to the passengers, the visas they purchased were from a corrupt Cuban director of immigration, and they were invalid. Upon arrival in Havana, only 28 people were allowed to disembark, while the rest remained on board for weeks as they sailed to Florida, and eventually Canada, searching for safe haven. Sadly the ship returned to Antwerp after more than a month at sea. Forced back under Nazi rule as the low countries fell, it is estimated that approximately 250 of the refugees died in the extermination camps in occupied Poland.
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Nomination1976

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Great American Documents".
Grammy Award
Award1976

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "Great American Documents".
Grammy Award
1975
Award1975

AFI Life Achievement Award

Won AFI Life Achievement Award.
1973
F for Fake
MovieSep 1, 1973

F for Fake

A documentary about fraud and fakery.
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1972
Treasure Island
MovieOct 1, 1972

Treasure Island

Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with …
Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.
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Necromancy
MovieSep 20, 1972

Necromancy

Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of …
Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.
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1970
Waterloo
MovieOct 26, 1970

Waterloo

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on …
After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided.
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Catch-22
MovieJun 21, 1970

Catch-22

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the …
A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality", and of a bureaucratic society in general.
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Award1970

Academy Honorary Award

Won Academy Honorary Award.
Nomination1970

Best Comedy Album

Nominated for "The Begatting of the President".
Grammy Award
1969
The Thirteen Chairs
MovieOct 7, 1969

The Thirteen Chairs

Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to …
Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to sell them off to get some money. Later he learns that one of them contains jewels worth a lot of money, so he begins an adventurous trip to regain possession of the chair. On the way he meets many strange people, some who want to help and some who want to swindle him.
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1968
The Immortal Story
MovieMay 24, 1968

The Immortal Story

In Macao, a wealthy merchant named Charles Clay hires …
In Macao, a wealthy merchant named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife.
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Best Foreign Actor
Nomination1968

Best Foreign Actor

Nominated for "Chimes at Midnight".
BAFTA Award
1967
Casino Royale
MovieApr 13, 1967

Casino Royale

After the death of M, Sir James Bond is called back out of …
After the death of M, Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.
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1966
A Man for All Seasons
MovieDec 12, 1966

A Man for All Seasons

The story of Sir Thomas …
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
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Oja Kodar
Relationship1966

Oja Kodar

Oja Kodar ( OY-ə KOH-dar; born 1941) is a Croatian actress, …
Oja Kodar ( OY-ə KOH-dar; born 1941) is a Croatian actress, screenwriter and director best known as Orson Welles's partner during the later years of his life.
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1965
Chimes at Midnight
MovieDec 22, 1965

Chimes at Midnight

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) …
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), circa 1400 to 1413.
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1962
The Trial
MovieDec 22, 1962

The Trial

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but …
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
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1959
Compulsion
MovieApr 1, 1959

Compulsion

In 1924 Chicago, Artie Strauss and Judd Steiner are friends and …
In 1924 Chicago, Artie Strauss and Judd Steiner are friends and fellow law students who both come from wealthy backgrounds. They have few true friends as they believe all their contemporaries are intellectually inferior. Within their relationship, Artie is the dominant and Judd the submissive who says he will do whatever Artie tells him. Although Judd acts intellectually arrogant to others, he also shows signs of weakness and reticence most evident to Artie. Part of their goal in life is to experience how it feels to do everything. As such, they plot to commit what they consider the perfect crime - a kidnapping and murder - not only so that they can experience the sense of killing for killing's sake, but also taunt the law with the knowledge of it and their superiority after the fact. They believe their crime is above the law. Their murder of young Paulie Kessler is not so perfect, with evidence at the scene uncovered by one of their law school colleagues, Sid Brooks, who also works for the Globe newspaper. As Artie and Judd try to manipulate their way out of how the evidence may implicate them, their manipulation ultimately backfires and they are charged with the murder. The most famed trial lawyer in town, Jonathan Wilk, is hired to defend the pair despite his atheism being against the families' sensibilities. Jonathan, renowned for his ability to manipulate juries, has to decide how best to defend his clients in the overwhelming face of evidence against them. The testimony of Ruth Evans, Sid's girlfriend, may have some impact on the trial's outcome.
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Best Actor
Award1959

Best Actor

Won award for "Compulsion".
Cannes Film Festival Award
1958
The Long, Hot Summer
MovieMar 12, 1958

The Long, Hot Summer

Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner (Orson Welles), in ill …
Sixty-one year old widower Will Varner (Orson Welles), in ill health, owns many businesses and property in Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi, including a plantation. To him, his children are a disappointment, who he sees as not being able to carry on the Varner name in the style to which he has built around it. Son Jody (Anthony Francoisa) has no ambition and does not work, spending much of his time fooling around with his seductive wife, Eula (Lee Remick). He finds twenty-three-year-old daughter Clara (Joanne Woodward) clever, but he feels she also wastes her time on more contemplative pursuits. While most of her contemporaries are married, Clara has been dating Alan Stewart (Richard Anderson), a genteel mama's boy, for six years. Will would not mind Alan so much if he too thought Alan had a bit of a forceful man in him, which he could demonstrate by actually asking Clara to marry him. Conversely, Jody laments that nothing he does is ever good enough for his father, while Clara plain does not like the way he treats them. Into their lives comes Ben Quick (Paul Newman), who Jody hired while Will was hospitalized, to do some sharecropping on currently vacant land. Despite Will believing the unsubstantiated stories that Ben burned down someone's barn as an act of vengeance, Will becomes to view Ben as the son he never had, as he is much the same mold. As such, Will does whatever he can to get Ben to be part of the family to carry on the Varner name the way Will wants it be, which means marrying Clara. Through the process, Clara may come to a realization about what she really wants in life, while Jody does whatever he can to retain his position in the family.
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Touch of Evil
MovieFeb 1, 1958

Touch of Evil

Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas has to …
Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas has to interrupt his honeymoon on the Mexican-US border when an American building contractor is killed after someone places a bomb in his car. He's killed on the US side of the border but it's clear that the bomb was planted on the Mexican side. As a result, Vargas delays his return to Mexico City where he has been mounting a case against the Grandi family crime and narcotics syndicate. Police Captain Hank Quinlan is in charge on the US side and he soon has a suspect, a Mexican named Manolo Sanchez. Vargas is soon onto Quinlan and his Sergeant, Pete Menzies, when he catches them planting evidence to convict Sanchez. With his new American wife, Susie, safely tucked away in a hotel on the US side of the border - or so he thinks - he starts to review Quinlan's earlier cases. While concentrating on the corrupt policeman however, the Grandis have their own plans for Vargas and they start with his wife Susie.
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Award1958

Peabody Award

Won award for "Colgate Theatre".
1957
Man in the Shadow
MovieSep 20, 1957

Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow is a 1957 American CinemaScope …
Man in the Shadow is a 1957 American CinemaScope Crime Western film directed by Jack Arnold and starring Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller and Ben Alexander.
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1956
Moby Dick
MovieJun 27, 1956

Moby Dick

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his …
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
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1955
Beatrice Welles
ChildNovember 1955

Beatrice Welles

Beatrice Giuditta Welles (also known as Beatrice Mori di …
Beatrice Giuditta Welles (also known as Beatrice Mori di Gerfalco Welles; born November 13, 1955) is an American former child actress, known for her roles in the film Chimes at Midnight (1966) and the documentary travelogue In the Land of Don Quixote (1964). The daughter of American filmmaker Orson Welles and Italian countess Paola Mori, she is a former model, radio and TV personality, founder of a cosmetics line and designer of handbags and jewelry. She administers the estate of Orson Welles.
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Mr. Arkadin
MovieAug 11, 1955

Mr. Arkadin

An American adventurer investigates the past of …
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.
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Paola Mori
MarriageMay 1955

Paola Mori

Paola di Gerfalco, Contessa di Gerfalco (18 September …
Paola di Gerfalco, Contessa di Gerfalco (18 September 1928 – 12 August 1986), better known by her professional name Paola Mori, was an Italian actress and aristocrat, and the third and last wife of Orson Welles.
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Paola Mori
Relationship1955

Paola Mori

Paola di Gerfalco, Contessa di Gerfalco (18 September …
Paola di Gerfalco, Contessa di Gerfalco (18 September 1928 – 12 August 1986), better known by her professional name Paola Mori, was an Italian actress and aristocrat, and the third and last wife of Orson Welles.
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1951
Othello
MovieNov 27, 1951

Othello

Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes …
Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello's envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello's weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect.
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1950
The Black Rose
MovieAug 1, 1950

The Black Rose

In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon …
In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon youth, is forced to flee England. With his friend, the master archer Tris, he falls in with the army of the fierce but avuncular General Bayan, and journeys all the way to China, where both men become involved in intrigues in the court of Kublai Khan.
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1949
Prince of Foxes
MovieNov 8, 1949

Prince of Foxes

An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of …
An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife.
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The Third Man
MovieAug 31, 1949

The Third Man

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, …
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
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Black Magic
MovieAug 19, 1949

Black Magic

Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis …
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
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1948
Macbeth
MovieOct 7, 1948

Macbeth

In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, …
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's.
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1947
The Lady from Shanghai
MovieDec 24, 1947

The Lady from Shanghai

Michael O'Hara, against his …
Michael O'Hara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Elsa, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisby's weird plan to fake his (Grisby's) murder so he can disappear untailed. He wants the $5000 Grisby has offered, so he can run off with Elsa. But Grisby turns up actually murdered, and Michael gets blamed for it. Somebody set him up, but it is not clear who or how. Bannister (the actual murderer?) defends Michael in court.
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1946
The Stranger
MovieJul 2, 1946

The Stranger

Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking …
Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but, though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.
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Tomorrow Is Forever
MovieJan 1, 1946

Tomorrow Is Forever

Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. …
Elizabeth and John say goodbye as John leaves to go to war. When World War I ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity, Erik, and an adopted daughter, Margaret. John/Erik and Elizabeth accidentally meet and he learns that he has a son, Drew. John must then decide whether or not to reveal his true identity.
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1944
Rebecca Welles
ChildDecember 1944

Rebecca Welles

Rebecca Welles was born on December 17, 1944 in Santa …
Rebecca Welles was born on December 17, 1944 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She was married to Guy Manning and Perry Moede. She died on October 17, 2004 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
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Follow the Boys
MovieApr 25, 1944

Follow the Boys

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles …
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.
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1943
Jane Eyre
MovieDec 24, 1943

Jane Eyre

Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine) comes to …
Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre (Joan Fontaine) comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester (Orson Welles). Denied love all of her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingraham (Hillary Brooke) and her party to stay at his estate. Meanwhile, the secret of Thornfield Hall could ruin all of their chances for happiness.
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Rita Hayworth
MarriageSeptember 1943

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October …
Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.
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Journey into Fear
MovieJan 7, 1943

Journey into Fear

A Navy engineer, returning to the U.S. with his wife from a …
A Navy engineer, returning to the U.S. with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him.
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1942
The Magnificent Ambersons
MovieJul 9, 1942

The Magnificent Ambersons

The spoiled young heir to the …
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
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Rita Hayworth
Relationship1942

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October …
Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.
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1941
Citizen Kane
MovieMay 1, 1941

Citizen Kane

Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his mansion, leaving behind …
Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his mansion, leaving behind a massive fortune, a media empire, and a labyrinthine legacy of successes and scandals. A determined news reporter unravels the story of Kane's rise and fall as he tries to solve the mystery of Kane's dying word: 'Rosebud.'
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Best Director
Nomination1941

Best Director

Nominated for "Citizen Kane".
Academy Award
Best Actor
Nomination1941

Best Actor

Nominated for "Citizen Kane".
Academy Award
Best Original Screenplay
Nomination1941

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Citizen Kane".
Academy Award
Dolores del Rio
Relationship1941

Dolores del Rio

Dolores del Río (born María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López …
Dolores del Río (born María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete; 3 August 1905 – 11 April 1983) was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning more than 50 years, she is regarded as the first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood, with an outstanding career in American films in the 1920s and 1930s. She was also considered one of the most important female figures in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. del Río is also remembered as one of the most beautiful faces of the cinema in her time.
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Best Original Screenplay
Award1941

Best Original Screenplay

Won award for "Citizen Kane".
Academy Award
1940
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
ChildMay 1940

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet (born 5 May …
Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet (born 5 May 1940) is a British television, film, music video, and theatre director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music film production, directing promotional films for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following his work with these bands, he branched out into film and theatre, while still maintaining successful careers in television and music video production.
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1939
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Relationship1939

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Mary Fitzgerald (November 24, 1913 – July …
Geraldine Mary Fitzgerald (November 24, 1913 – July 17, 2005) was an Irish actress and a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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Nomination1939

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Nominated for "A Christmas Carol".
Retro Hugo
Award1939

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Won award for "The War of the Worlds".
Retro Hugo
Nomination1939

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Nominated for "Dracula".
Retro Hugo
Nomination1939

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Nominated for "The War of the Worlds".
Retro Hugo
Nomination1939

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Nominated for "Around the World in Eighty Days".
Retro Hugo
1938
Christopher Welles
ChildMarch 1938

Christopher Welles

Christopher Welles was born on March 27, 1938 in New York …
Christopher Welles was born on March 27, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Macbeth (1948), This Is Orson Welles (2015) and Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014).
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1934
Virginia Nicholson
MarriageNovember 1934

Virginia Nicholson

Virginia Nicolson was born on March 1, 1916 in Chicago, …
Virginia Nicolson was born on March 1, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Too Much Johnson (1938) and The Hearts of Age (1934). She was married to John C. Pringle, Charles Lederer and Orson Welles. She died in September 1996 in Wiltshire, England.
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1915
Orson Welles
BirthMay 1915

Orson Welles

Orson Welles was born.
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