He adapted, directed and narrated a version of Oscar Wilde
's story "The Happy Prince", for Decca Records. Bing Crosby
spoke the Prince's lines (and got first billing) and Mercury Theatre actress Lurene Tuttle
played the Swallow. The music was written by Welles' frequent collaborator Bernard Herrmann
and conducted by Victor Young
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O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I know that in theory the word is secondary in cinema, but the secret of my work is that everything is based on the word. I always begin with the dialogue. And I do not understand how one dares to write action before dialogue. I must begin with what the characters say. I must know what they say before seeing them do what they do.
Has the distinction of appearing in both the American Film Institute and British Film Institute's #1 movie. For AFI it was Citizen Kane
(1941). For BFI it was The Third Man
(1949). Welles shares this distinction with Joseph Cotten
, who also starred in both movies.
More than often than not sported a beard