Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955– )

TV Series  -   -  Biography | Talk-Show
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 53 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 17 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955– )

Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955– ) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Orson Welles' Sketch Book.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   1  
1955  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
F for Fake (1973)
Documentary | Comedy
    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, Joseph Cotten
The Immortal Story (TV Movie 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip. He has spent many years in China and is now quite old. He likes his ... See full summary »

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio
Butterfly (1982)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber
Stars: Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Orson Welles
Touch of Evil (1958)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh
Citizen Kane (1941)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Tad Danielewski, Orson Welles
Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam, Morgan Sterne
The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie 1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Charles Gray, Oja Kodar, Irina Maleeva
Documentary | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar
Vienna (1968)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Senta Berger, Arte Johnson, Mickey Rooney
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (7 episodes, 1955)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Orson Welles Sketchbook  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Directed by Huw Wheldon
3 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Orson Welles' Sketchbook was directed by Huw Wheldon, 'producer' being 1950s BBC language for producer-director. There is a story that during the filming of one episode Orson ran out of ink and threw down his pen in irritation. By the time Wheldon had reached the set Orson has disappeared, telling a crew member that he was going to Paris. It turned out to be the case. Nevertheless, the two men became friends. Wheldon later conducted a celebrated interview with Welles on the legendary BBC arts programme 'Monitor'. Welles tried to persuade Wheldon to be his European manager. Wheldon was concerned both that he would never be paid and that Orson would have 'eaten him up'. Wheldon went on to become the Managing Director of BBC TV, and knighted for his services to broadcasting. He died in the same year as Welles, 1986. On his death the sketches Welles had done for the show were found among Wheldon's papers, a gift from the one man to the other.

Welles was an accomplished artist, and went to Ireland at the age of 16 in order to become a painter, not an actor.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the war of the worlds d-i-y-g-u-y
Discuss Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page