Orson discusses the invasion of privacy by police and the authorities at home and abroad.


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Orson discusses the invasion of privacy by police and the authorities at home and abroad.

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22 May 1955 (UK)  »

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The Police
22 April 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955)

Season 1 Episode 3: The Police

Orson Welles made a six-episode television series for the BBC, which basically has him playing storyteller. Through the six episodes we see him sitting in a chair where that terrific voice of his just speaks to the viewer as if you were sitting right next to him. The subject changed throughout the series but all the stories center around Welles' life and for the visuals of television we're given sketches that the legendary filmmaker drew.

The third episode in the series has Welles' discussing passports, the information on them and the police. Once again it's that grand voice of Welles that keeps you glued to each and every word that he speaks. This episode is another winner and it's pretty interesting hearing Welles remaining rather neutral towards the police while at the same time standing by the people they're supposed to protect. He talks about police brutality but he does so in a way that is quite fair and balanced. If you're a fan of Welles then this is certainly another episode that you'll enjoy.

Episode: A-

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