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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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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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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.

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The Deep (1970)
Drama | Thriller
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After a screening of 'The Trial' at the University of Southern California, Welles discussed with the public and tried to answer their questions.

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The Immortal Story (TV Movie 1968)
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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
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It's All True (1943)
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It's All True is an unfinished Orson Welles feature film comprising three stories about Latin America. "My Friend Bonito" was supervised by Welles and directed by Norman Foster in Mexico in... See full summary »

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Don Quixote (1972)
Drama
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Don Quixote is an unfinished film project produced, written and directed by Orson Welles. Principal photography took place between 1957 and 1969. Test footage was filmed as early as 1955, ... See full summary »

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Around the World with Orson Welles (TV Mini-Series 1955)
Documentary
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The Dreamers (1982)
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The Dreamers is an unfinished and unreleased film project directed and produced between 1980 and 1982 by Orson Welles, based on the short story by Karen Blixen.

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Drama
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Stars: Oja Kodar
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Orson Welles ...  Himself - Host 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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A genre anthology series in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by Orson Welles.

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Величайшие тайны See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Spoofed in The Benny Hill Show: Show 23 (1975) See more »

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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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