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Mr. Arkadin ()


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

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Gregory Arkadin
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Burgomil Trebitsch
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Mily
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Jakob Zouk
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The Professor
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Raina Arkadin
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Sophie
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Bracco
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Thaddeus
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Baroness Nagel
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Guy Van Stratten
Jack Watling ...
Marquis of Rutleigh
Frédéric O'Brady ...
Oscar (as O'Brady)
Tamara Shayne ...
Woman in Apartment (as Tamara Shane)
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Secretary (as Terence Langdon)
Annabel Buffet ...
Parisian woman with bread (as Annabel)
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First Policeman - Munich (as Gert Frobe)
Eduard Linkers ...
Second Policeman - Munich (as Eduard Linker)
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General Martinez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Vidal
Emilio Fornet ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Manolita G. Fraile ...
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José González Talavera ...
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Mateo Guitart ...
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Gordon Heath ...
Pianist (uncredited)
Gary Land ...
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Vicente Martín ...
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Sergio Mendizábal ...
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Anne-Marie Mersen ...
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Sergio Orta ...
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Carmen Rambla ...
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Italian police in Naples port (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
Airport Control Tower Operator (uncredited)
Emilio G. Ruiz ...
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Directed by

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Orson Welles

Written by

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Orson Welles ... (story)
 
Orson Welles ... (screenplay)

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Louis Dolivet ... producer
Orson Welles ... producer

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Paul Misraki

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Jean Bourgoin

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Renzo Lucidi
William Morton ... (uncredited)
Orson Welles ... (uncredited)

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Colette Cueille ... assistant editor
Lolita López ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Orson Welles ... (uncredited)

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Gil Parrondo ... (uncredited)
Luis Pérez Espinosa ... (uncredited)

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Orson Welles ... (uncredited)

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Roy Ashton ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Arcadio Ochoa ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Francisco Puyol ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Michel Boisrond ... production manager (uncredited)
Juan N. Solórzano ... production manager: Spain (uncredited)

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Isidoro M. Ferry ... assistant director (as Ferri)
José María Ochoa ... assistant director (as Jose Mario Ochoa)
José Luis de la Serna ... assistant director (as De La Serna)

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Francisco Prósper ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Enrique de la Riva ... property master (uncredited)

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Jacques Carrère ... sound re-recordist (as Jacques Carrere)
Jacques Lebreton ... sound
Jaime Torrens ... sound engineer: Spain (uncredited)

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Paul Rodier ... camera operator
Louis Stein ... camera operator
Félix Mirón ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Julio Ortas ... still photographer (uncredited)
Rafael Pacheco ... still photographer (uncredited)
Raúl Pérez Cubero ... additional camera operator (uncredited)

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Antoñita Moreno ... saeta singer (uncredited)

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Johanna Harwood ... script clerk (as Johanna Horward)
Jacques Laird ... researcher (as Jacqueline Laird)
Julio de Fleischner ... supervising director (uncredited)
Alfredo Ruescas ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tadeo Villalba ... production assistant (uncredited)
Billie Whitelaw ... dubbed voice: Paola Mori (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

From the lips of a dying man at a dimly-lit Italian dock, Guy Van Stratten, the disreputable American fortune hunter, receives invaluable information about the powerful financial titan, Gregory Arkadin. In high hopes that something good might come of it, Guy finally approaches the multi-million tycoon intent on exploiting him, only to be mysteriously hired by Mr Arkadin, to reconstruct his murky past history prior to 1927 instead. But, as the methodical detective scours the globe to put together the dangerously knotty puzzle, people end up dead, gradually closing in on Van Stratten who begins to shed light on this murderously difficult assignment. Are those cases linked together? In the end, has the reclusive magnate something to hide? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Two words whispered, two men dead... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Monsieur Arkadin - Dossier secret (France)
  • Dossier secret (France)
  • Mister Arkadin (Spain)
  • Confidential Report (United Kingdom)
  • Herr Satan persönlich! (Germany)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia Maurice Bessy ghost-wrote the "Mr. Arkadin" novel that was released shortly after the movie premiered. Though Orson Welles is credited as the author, he didn't write a single word of it. See more »
Goofs When the camera is facing Guy and Mily as they are watching the religious procession, he is standing to her left. When the camera is behind them, he is standing to her right. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fatale beauté (1994). See more »
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Quotes Gregory Arkadin: And now I'm going to tell you about a scorpion. This scorpion wanted to cross a river, so he asked the frog to carry him. No, said the frog, no thank you. If I let you on my back you may sting me and the sting of the scorpion is death. Now, where, asked the scorpion, is the logic in that? For scorpions always try to be logical. If I sting you, you will die. I will drown. So, the frog was convinced and allowed the scorpion on his back. But, just in the middle of the river, he felt a terrible pain and realized that, after all, the scorpion had stung him. Logic! Cried the dying frog as he started under, bearing the scorpion down with him. There is no logic in this! I know, said the scorpion, but I can't help it - it's my character. Let's drink to character.
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