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It's All True -- World-premiered in October 1993 at the New York Film Festival, this French-backed documentary is an assemblage of lost footage about Orson Welles' aborted 1942 three-part Latin American film "It's All True."

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Release Date:
17 October 1993 (USA) See more »
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America. | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira ... Himself
Jeronimo André De Souza ... Himself
Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima ... Himself
Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva ... Himself (as Manuel 'Preto' Pereira Da Silva)
Jose Sobrinho ... Himself
Francisca Moreira da Silva ... Herself (as Francisca Moreira Da Silva)

Miguel Ferrer ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carmen Miranda ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Edmar Morel ... Himself - Interviewee
Grande Otelo ... Himself

Orson Welles ... Himself - Interview (archive footage)

Directed by
Bill Krohn 
Myron Meisel 
Orson Welles 
Richard Wilson 
Norman Foster (segment "My Friend Benito")
 
Writing credits
Bill Krohn (writer) &
Richard Wilson (writer) &
Myron Meisel (writer)

Produced by
Catherine L. Benamou .... associate producer
Régine Konckier .... producer
Bill Krohn .... producer
Myron Meisel .... producer
Jean-Luc Ormières .... producer
Richard Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada 
 
Cinematography by
George Fanto 
Gary Graver 
 
Film Editing by
Ed Marx 
 
Production Management
Eric Aijala .... post-production manager
Anthony Bozanich .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Dean Beville .... supervising sound editor
Mike Chock .... sound editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Pini Klavir .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chico Albuquerque .... still photographer
Reginaldo Calmon .... assistant camera
Ned Scott .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Hooper .... second editor
Andrew Patterson .... additional editor
Lillie Thom .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Catherine L. Benamou .... senior researcher
Shifra Haran .... assistant: Mr. Welles
Edmar Morel .... researcher
Elizabeth Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Wilson
Randy Gitsch .... researcher: RKO Archive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carol Bahoric .... special thanks
Fred Chandler .... special thanks
Jodie Foster .... special thanks
Dean Goodhill .... special thanks
Michael Schlesinger .... special thanks
 

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Brazil:89 min | USA:87 min
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After RKO shut down production of "It's All True," Welles tried to buy the extant footage with hopes of getting financing to finish it. He offered his financial interest in "Citizen Kane" and a reported $197,500. RKO retained rights when Welles couldn't meet his financial obligations to the studio. Ownership of the footage fell to Desilu when they bought the studio in 1958. It was inherited by Paramount years later when they bought out Desilu. Paramount donated the footage to the AFI in 1985 and it ultimately was stored in UCLA's Film Archives.See more »

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What remains of Orson Welles' It's All True is quite fascinating to watch, 11 October 2015
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

After years of reading about this aborted film of Orson Welles, I finally got to see It's All True on Netflix disc. We see interviews with him explaining how the new regime at RKO had not only reedited The Magnificent Ambersons without his input while he was in Brazil, but also how eventually they cancelled this one while he was there. There was supposed to be a story of a boy and his donkey, a carnival sequence, and one of four men on a raft going on a journey. There are only snippets of the first two but a more complete version of the last one which is silent with a musical score that sounds very modern. This was a fascinating find and I highly recommend It's All True for any Welles buffs out there.

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