He was the uncredited voice of Lamont Cranston, "The Shadow", for the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network.
16 Biographical Movies |
37 Print Biographies |
16 Portrayals |
44 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
5 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on Anthony Asquith
] One of the nicest, most intelligent people who was ever in films . . . and my God, he was polite. I saw him, all alone on the stage once, trip on an electric cable, turn around, and say, "I beg your pardon" to it.
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.
Films that he wrote/directed often revolve around the rise and fall of main characters (Kane, Quinlan, Arkardin) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.