Orson Welles' Films

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1.
The Hearts of Age (1934 Short Film)
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A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope... (8 mins.)
 
2.
Citizen Kane (1941)
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
3.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
The Stranger (1946)
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
5.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
 
6.
Macbeth (1948)
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In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led... (92 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
7.
Othello (1951)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
8.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Early Days (1955)
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Orson Welles recounts various stories from his life while drawing sketches of the events. (15 mins.)
 
9.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Critics (1955)
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Orson Welles recounts various stories from his life while drawing sketches of the events. (15 mins.)
 
10.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Police (1955)
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Orson discusses the invasion of privacy by police and the authorities at home and abroad. (15 mins.)
 
11.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
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Orson discusses prompting in film and television as well as Harry Houdini and John Barrymore. (15 mins.)
 
12.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The War of the Worlds (1955)
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Orson discusses the effect of his 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast on America, and how the attack on Pearl Harbor was not believed by many because of this. (15 mins.)
 
13.
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Bullfighting (1955)
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Orson Welles recounts various stories from his life while drawing sketches of the events. (15 mins.)
 
14.
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
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An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (93 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
15.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Basque Countries (1955)
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Orson Welles takes the viewer to the Basque countryside, a remote corner of Europe on the border of Spain and France. He interviews American expatriates and a Basque sheepherder who returned to Europe after spending 23 years in Colorado. (26 mins.)
 
16.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
Episode: La Pelote Basque (1955)
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Orson Welles continues his tour of the Basque region of France and Spain and learns about the game of pelota and some of its variants - jai alai, joko garbi, and rebot. (26 mins.)
 
17.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
Episode: St. Germain des Prés (1955)
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Orson Welles travels to Paris, France, where his visit to the Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood is chronicled by newspaper columnist Art Buchwald... (26 mins.)
 
18.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Queen's Pensioners (1955)
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Orson Welles travels to London to visit an alms house in Hackney for indigent widows that was created in the 1600s and an old soldiers home in Chelsea. (26 mins.)
 
19.
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955 Mini-Series)
Episode: Madrid Bullfight (1955)
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Orson Welles and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tynan travel to Madrid to explain the nuts and bolts of bullfighting. (26 mins.)
 
20.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
21.
The Fountain of Youth (1958 Short Film)
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A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth. (27 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
22.
The Trial (1962)
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
23.
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
24.
Vienna (1968 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
25.
The Immortal Story (1968 TV Movie)
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In the Portuguese town of Macao, a wealthy trader named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife. (58 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
26.
The Merchant of Venice (1969 Short Film)
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia... (36 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
27.
London (1971 Short Film)
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Five comedy vignettes: 1) Churchill, 2) Swinging London, 3) Tailors, 4) Stately Homes, 5) Tailors. (29 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
28.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
29.
Filming 'Othello' (1978 Documentary)
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Essay film shot for TV including Orson Welles reflections on Othello close to the Moviola, a chat with Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and fragments of a conversation with the audience in Boston after a screening of the film. (84 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
30.
The Orson Welles Show (1979 TV Movie)
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(74 mins.)
Director: G.O. Spelvin
 
31.
Filming 'The Trial' (1981 Documentary)
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After a screening of 'The Trial' at the University of Southern California, Welles discussed with the public and tried to answer their questions. (82 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
32.
Orson Welles' The Dreamers (1982 Documentary)
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(23 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
33.
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984 Short Film)
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In one of his final appearances, Orson Welles reads a moving passage from a diary written by Charles Lindberg... (3 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
34.
Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985 Short Film)
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Orson Welles was a big fan of magic and in this television broadcast develops a number of traditional tricks. (27 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
35.
Don Quixote (1992)
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The story of a Spanish gentlemen gone mad and his dim-witted squire sancho panza, who set forth on a journey to right wrongs and accomplish good deeds in the name of chivalry. (116 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
36.
It's All True (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America. (87 mins.)