1940. Film studio RKO hires 24-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles under a contract that gives him full creative control of his movies. For his first film, he calls in washed-up alcoholic Herman J Mankiewicz to write the screenplay. That film is "Citizen Kane," and this is the story of how it was written.
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[referring to "Citizen Kane"
I hope, if this gets made, you'll forgive me.
And I hope, if it doesn't, you''ll forgive me.
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California, Here I Come
Written by Al Jolson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
(as B.G. DeSylva), and Joseph Meyer
Performed by Al Jolson
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more