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Orson Welles' Great Mysteries 

A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.
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Orson Welles ...  Self - Host 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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It's All True (1943)
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Don Quixote (1972)
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It's All True (1993)
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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Madhouse (1974)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark
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The Immortal Story (TV Movie 1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Macao, a wealthy merchant named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

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Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio
Don Quixote (1992)
Drama
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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
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Macbeth (1948)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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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.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A trilogy of fantastic stories involving murder and the supernatural.

Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, and 2 more credits »
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The Heroine (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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Stars: Oja Kodar
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

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Great Mysteries
6 August 2005 | by MULHALL-1See all my reviews

As a child in the early 1970s I used to love to watch this series late on a Saturday night. Orson Wells eerie presentation added to the shows mystic, the haunting theme tune by John Barry left an indelible impression. loved the episode with Peter Cushing. Why has there never been any repeats since the 70s. Night Gallery and Thriller two other excellent series from that era are available on DVD hopefully this will be be too. Hopefully other excellent shows from the 1970s will also be available on DVD such as, Shadows (1975), Toms Midnight Garden (1974), Ace of Wands (1972). The 1970s were a golden era in children's TV. It would be a lovely trip down memory lane to see these shows again.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Величайшие тайны See more »

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(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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