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It's All True (1993)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima
Don Quixote (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Francisco Reiguera, Akim Tamiroff, Orson Welles
London (1971)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Five comedy vignettes: 1) Churchill, 2) Swinging London, 3) Tailors, 4) Stately Homes, 5) Tailors.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave
F for Fake (1973)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
Certificate: M Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 1912 West Africa, diamond tycoon Kramer hires penniless American fortune hunter Dan Rockland, who's posing as a geologist, but when a huge diamond is found, everyone wants to steal it.

Directors: Sidney Hayers, Orson Welles
Stars: George Segal, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles
Moby Dick (2000)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: John Huston, Robert Random, Peter Bogdanovich
The Deep (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple's honeymoon trip aboard a yacht leads to a claustrophobic drama when another vessel runs into their voyage, apparently drifting.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Michael Bryant, Oja Kodar, Laurence Harvey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Miyoji Ieki
Stars: Chikage Awashima, Shûichi Ikeda, Katsuo Nakamura
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In 1955, Orson Welles directed and hosted a mini series for British television. He leads us through a few famous places of Europe with his inimitable touch. In Paris he introduces us to famous artists such as Juliette Gréco or Jean Cocteau who lived in the Saint Germain Des Pres quarter. In London we meet the Chelsea Pensioners, in Spain we attend a Madrid Bullfight and visit the Basque country (Basque Country 1&2). Somewhere between a home movie and a cinematic essay, these short films have been described by French critics as the missing link in Welles' work. Written by Anonymous

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Wonderful; not to be missed!
17 July 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

The DVD version I've seen has five episodes: St. Germain Des Pres, Chelsea Pensioners, Madrid Bullfight and Pays Basque I & II. Films like this are as close as we may ever come to traveling in time. Welles' inimitable self is revealed here as nowhere else as he travels about Europe, meeting, greeting and interviewing. A rich "cast of characters," the real people encountered on the journey, make for a remarkable study. At times, not only is the influence of the recent war apparent, but also the ominous sense of life at the "dawn of the nuclear age." It's a shame only that there aren't more episodes. Long live Orson Welles!


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