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Orson Welles

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Date of Birth:
6 May 1915Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Date of Death:
10 October 1985Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)

Birth Name:
George Orson Welles

Height:
6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Short Biography:
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein. In 1931, he graduated from the Todd School in Woodstock, Illinois; he turned down college offers for a sketching tour of Ireland. He tried unsuccessfully to enter the London and Broadway stages, traveling some more in Morocco and Spain (where he fought in the bullring). Recommendations by Thornton Wilder and Alexander Woollcott got him into Katherine Cornell's road company, with which he made his New York debut as Tybalt in 1934. The same year, he married, directed his first short, and appeared on radio for the first time. He began working with John Houseman and formed the Mercury Theatre with him in 1937. In 1938, they produced "The Mercury Theatre on the Air", famous for its broadcast version of "The War of the Worlds" (intended as a Halloween prank). His first film to be seen by the public was Citizen Kane (1941), a commercial failure losing RKO $150,000, but regarded by many as the best film ever made. Many of his next films were commercial failures and he exiled himself to Europe in 1948. In 1956, he directed Touch of Evil (1958); it failed in the United States but won a prize at the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. In 1975, in spite of all his box-office failures, he received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1984, the Directors Guild of America awarded him its highest honor, the D.W. Griffith Award. His reputation as a filmmaker has climbed steadily ever since.

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

# 01365 IMDb

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

By Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson

Documentary (3h 45min)

USA USA, UK UK

Fine! Rated 8.6 after 4,106 votes on 29-Oct-17.

Despite its nearly four-hour running time, this is a uniquely personal look at movies from one of the late 20th century's great directors and film historians. The film consists of head & shoulder shots of Scorsese speaking into the camera for a minute or two, followed by 10-15 minutes of film clips with Scorsese voice-over. Scorsese approaches the films in terms of how they affected him as a (...)

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

# 09631 IMDb

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

TaglineThe magic and madness of making "Apocalypse Now"

By Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola (documentary footage)

Documentary (1h 36min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.2 after 15,283 votes on 25-Nov-17.

6 wins & 3 nominations

Documents the sensational events surrounding the making of 'Apocalypse Now' and Francis Ford Coppola's struggle with nature, governments, actors, and self-doubt. Includes footage and sound secretly recorded by Elanor Coppola, wife of Francis.

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

# 01759 IMDb

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

TaglineBeyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.

By Nelson Shin

Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi (1h 24min)

USA USA, Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 33,614 votes on 06-Oct-17.

2 nominations

It is the year 2005. The war between The Autobots and Decepticons has escalated all the way to Cybertron, which the Decepticons have reclaimed. The Autobots, without Optimus Prime after a conflict on Earth takes his life, must now face a destiny they know nothing of. Megatron and a group of forsaken Decepticons have been reformed by the ultimate transformer, a planet consuming demon known as (...)

History of the World: Part I (1981)

# 01632 IMDb

History of the World: Part I (1981)

TaglineIN MEL WE TRVST

By Mel Brooks

Comedy, History (1h 32min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 37,932 votes on 10-Feb-17.

From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what REALLY happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.

Shogun (1980)

# 01778 IMDb

Shogun (1980)

By Jerry London (unknown episodes)

Adventure, Drama (1h)

USA USA, Japan Japan

Fine! Rated 8.2 after 8,900 votes on 01-May-16.

8 wins & 13 nominations

John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan in these days. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of Shogun which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

# 03791 IMDb

The Muppet Movie (1979)

TaglineMore entertaining than humanly possible

By James Frawley

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical (1h 35min)

UK UK, USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 27,184 votes on 10-Oct-17.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 8 nominations

Story of a frog, a bear and a pig (portraying themselves are Kermit the Frog, Fozzie the Bear and Miss Piggy) on the road to Hollywood. Kermit claims it is "approximately" the way the Muppets began. While on their nationwide trek, they encounter Doc Hopper who plans to make Kermit his spokesman for his Frog Leg restaurant chain. Muppet characters' first outing in the movies features cameos in the (...)

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

# 09363 IMDb

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

TaglineIn The Shadow of Death...

By Stuart Rosenberg

Drama, War (2h 35min)

UK UK

Rated 6.5 after 2,025 votes on 04-Sep-17.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations

937 Jewish Germans are offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. They depart Hamburg in high spirits, looking forward to their new life. However, after weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

# 09285 IMDb

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

By Chuck Jones

Animation, Short, Family (30min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.1 after 1,442 votes on 28-May-18.

An English family living in India discovers a mongoose living on the estate. They decide to keep him as pet, in the hopes that he will keep them safe from the many cobras that live in the surrounding jungle. Their new pet quickly begins earning his keep, as two cobras make the family their new target.

Vérités et mensonges (1974)

# 02777 IMDb

Vérités et mensonges (1974)

(F for Fake)

By Orson Welles

Documentary (1h 25min)

France France, Iran Iran, West Germany West Germany

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 12,333 votes on 01-Aug-18.

1 win

Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focusses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the (...)

Treasure Island (1972)

# 08876 IMDb

Treasure Island (1972)

By John Hough (English language version), Andrea Bianchi (uncredited in English version) (as Andrew White), Antonio Margheriti (uncredited)

Adventure, Family (1h 34min)

France France, Italy Italy, Spain Spain, UK UK, West Germany West Germany

Rated 6.0 after 951 votes on 13-Aug-18.

Based upon the story by R. L. Stevenson, the film shows Orson Welles as Long John Silver, pirate chief, who would like to find hidden treasure.

A Safe Place (1971)

# 07730 IMDb

A Safe Place (1971)

By Henry Jaglom

Drama (1h 34min)

USA USA

Rated 5.3 after 689 votes on 03-Feb-17.

A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central Park who presented her with magical objects: a levitating silver ball, a star ring, and a Noah's ark. She is romantically involved with two totally different (...)

The Kremlin Letter (1970)

# 08775 IMDb

The Kremlin Letter (1970)

TaglineDon't trust anyone in THE KREMLIN LETTER

By John Huston

Thriller (2h)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 1,532 votes on 14-Aug-18.

A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb.

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

# 08763 IMDb

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

By Bud Yorkin

Comedy, History (1h 30min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 2,350 votes on 29-Jul-18.

1 nomination

An account of the adventures of two sets of identical twins, badly scrambled at birth, on the eve of the French Revolution. One set is haughty and aristocratic, the other poor and somewhat dim. They find themselves involved in palace intrigues as history happens around them. Based, very loosely, on Dickens's _A Tale of Two Cities_, Dumas's _The Corsican Brothers_, etc.

Waterloo (1970)

# 03173 IMDb

Waterloo (1970)

TaglineWaterloo.The battle that changed the face of the world.

By Sergey Bondarchuk

Action, Drama, History, War (2h 14min)

Italy Italy, Soviet Union Soviet Union

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 6,316 votes on 09-May-17.

3 wins & 1 nomination

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, Arthur Welsley was victorious in Spain, but has never faced Napoleon. Welsley stands between Napoleon with a mixed army of Prussians, Mercenaries, Brits and Belgians. (...)

Catch-22 (1970)

# 00984 IMDb

Catch-22 (1970)

By Mike Nichols

Comedy, War (2h 02min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.2 after 17,838 votes on 10-Mar-17.

4 nominations

Durante la seconda guerra mondiale il capitano dell'aviazione Americana Yossarian, nel timore di perdere la vita in una missione aerea, cerca di farsi passare per pazzo per farsi esonerare, ma non vi riesce. Mentre aspetta che la sua domanda venga accolta, assiste impotente alle tante situazioni assurde che la guerra si porta dietro: inutili massacri, ordini disumani e privi di logica, obbedienza (...)

Tepepa (1969)

# 11392 IMDb

Tepepa (1969)

(Long Live the RevolutionTepepa)

TaglineJails can't hold him! Armies can't stop him! Women can't get enough of him!

By Giulio Petroni

Action, Adventure, Drama, Western (2h 16min)

Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Rated 6.8 after 609 votes on 15-Oct-16.

In Mexico, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a man is to be executed by Cascorro's men. Doctor Henry Price, en Englishman, arrives in his car and saves him. The nickname of the man is Tepepa and he was a hero of the Revolution. Tepepa asks doctor Price way he saved him and the answer is chilly: to have the pleasure to kill him himself. And he aims his gun at him.

Bitka na Neretvi (1969)

# 03647 IMDb

Bitka na Neretvi (1969)

(The Battle of Neretva)

TaglineAn Epic Chronicle Of Raw Courage

By Veljko Bulajic

Drama, War (2h 55min)

Yugoslavia Yugoslavia, USA USA, Italy Italy, West Germany West Germany

Fine! Rated 7.3 after 2,477 votes on 20-Mar-17.

Nominated for Oscar

The movie was based on the historical facts of German attack on the Yugoslavian Communist bases, including inflicting great casualties on the partisan army, and in addition, the logistic parts of the partisan army, such as the central hospital, and heavy equipment, such as artillery and vehicles, were completely lost. However, German failed their original objective of eliminating the partisan (...)

Histoire immortelle (1968)

# 12982 IMDb

Histoire immortelle (1968)

(The Immortal Story)

By Orson Welles

Drama (58min)

France France

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,773 votes on 10-Apr-17.

1 nomination

The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip. He has spent many years in China and is now quite old. He likes his clerk Levinsky to read the company's accounts to him at night for relaxation. Tonight Mr. Clay recounts a true story he heard years before about a rich man who paid a poor sailor 5 guineas to father a child with (...)

Paris brûle-t-il? (1966)

# 02943 IMDb

Paris brûle-t-il? (1966)

(Is Paris Burning?)

By René Clément

Drama, History, War (2h 54min)

France France, USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 3,070 votes on 21-May-18.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination

In this sprawling, star-laden film, we see the struggles of various French resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), is under orders from Hitler himself to burn the city if he cannot control it or if the Allies get too close. Much of the drama centers around the moral deliberations of the (...)

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

# 01672 IMDb

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

TaglineThe most honoured picture of the year! - Winner of 20 Awards including New York Film Critics' Best Picture of the Year!

By Fred Zinnemann

Biography (2h)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.9 after 26,669 votes on 17-Jul-18.

Won 6 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 6 nominations

Il re Enrico VIII d'Inghilterra vuole divorziare da Caterina d'Aragona, che non gli ha dato figli, e vuole sposare Anna Bolena. La Chiesa Cattolica, tuttavia, ostacola questo disegno ed il Papa non vuole concedere l'annullamento. Solo sir Thomas More, in tutta l'Inghilterra, potrebbe spingere la causa del re presso il Papa a Roma essendo membro dell'Alto Consiglio della Corona, uomo profondamente (...)

Campanadas a medianoche (1965)

# 08237 IMDb

Campanadas a medianoche (1965)

(Chimes at Midnight)

By Orson Welles

Comedy, Drama, War (1h 53min)

France France, Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 5,471 votes on 29-May-17.

3 wins & 2 nominations

Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England.

Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

# 04404 IMDb

Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

By Jean-Luc Godard (segment "Il nuovo mondo"), Ugo Gregoretti (segment "Il pollo ruspante"), Pier Paolo Pasolini (segment "La ricotta"), Roberto Rossellini (segment "Illibatezza")

Comedy, Drama (2h 02min)

Italy Italy, France France

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,269 votes on 27-Jul-18.

This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central (...)

Le procès (1962)

# 01863 IMDb

Le procès (1962)

(The Trial)

By Orson Welles

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller (1h 58min)

France France, Italy Italy, West Germany West Germany, Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 14,991 votes on 13-Aug-17.

1 win

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

King of Kings (1961)

# 07945 IMDb

King of Kings (1961)

TaglineA Story of The Christ. The Glory of His Spoken Words.

By Nicholas Ray

Biography, Drama (2h 48min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.0 after 5,156 votes on 06-Apr-17.

1 nomination

When the Romans under General Pompey conquer Judea in 63 BC, an era of despair and fear begins for the Jewish people. In the trials and persecutions that the Jews suffer under the Romans and under King Herod, they take hope in the promise that the Messiah someday would come. In the reign of Augustus, when Jesus is born in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph, there are some who recognize him as the (...)

Compulsion (1959)

# 05040 IMDb

Compulsion (1959)

TaglineSometimes murder is just a way to pass the time.

By Richard Fleischer

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 43min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.5 after 3,782 votes on 13-Aug-16.

1 win & 5 nominations

Chicago, 1924. Two brilliant, wealthy, but psycho young men set out for thrills and go much too far. Meanwhile, their fellow law student Sid Brooks helps identify the murdered body of a kidnap victim and finds a clue to the killers...who firmly believe they can outsmart all opponents with ease. Result - a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on (...)

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

# 12085 IMDb

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

By John Huston

Adventure, Drama (2h 01min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 657 votes on 19-May-17.

In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." At first, he finds only support from Minna, hostess of the town's only night club, who is in love with him, and a derelict ex-British Army Major, Forsythe. His crusade gains momentum and he is soon surrounded by (...)

The Vikings (1958)

# 02746 IMDb

The Vikings (1958)

TaglineMightiest Of Men... Mightiest Of Spectacles... Mightiest Of Motion Pictures!

By Richard Fleischer

Action, Adventure (1h 56min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 9,777 votes on 11-Jan-17.

2 wins & 1 nomination

Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

# 02745 IMDb

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

TaglineAdapted from the Sensational Novel by William Faulkner

By Martin Ritt

Drama (1h 55min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.5 after 8,147 votes on 06-Oct-17.

1 win & 3 nominations

Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will (...)

Touch of Evil (1958)

# 00916 IMDb TOP250 #238

Touch of Evil (1958)

TaglineThe Strangest Vengeance Ever Planned!

By Orson Welles

Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller (1h 35min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.1 after 73,898 votes on 10-Oct-16.

1 win & 2 nominations

An automobile is blown up as it crosses the Mexican border into the United States. Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston), a high ranking Mexican narcotics official on honeymoon with his bride Susie (Janet Leigh) is drawn into the investigation because a Mexican national has been accused of the crime. The figurative and physical presence of Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles) as the 330 pound sheriff looms all (...)

Man in the Shadow (1957)

# 12714 IMDb

Man in the Shadow (1957)

TaglineVIOLENCE AND FEAR GRIPPED THIS LAND OF THE LAWLESS!

By Jack Arnold

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western (1h 20min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 576 votes on 19-Oct-16.

In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive (...)

Moby Dick (1956)

# 02584 IMDb

Moby Dick (1956)

TaglineFrom the immortal adventure classic...of whaling men, their ships, and the sea!

By John Huston

Adventure, Drama (1h 56min)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 13,398 votes on 08-Jul-16.

4 wins & 2 nominations

Orson Welles è Padre Mapple in questo famoso adattamento cinematografico del romanzo di Melville. Il capitano Achab, che ha perso una gamba nella lotta contro Moby Dick, la balena bianca, è pronto per partire alla caccia del gigantesco animale. Assolda una ciurma esperta e prende il largo; dopo molti giorni di navigazione la balena è avvistata: è il momento di affrontarla faccia a faccia. Lo (...)

Mr. Arkadin (1955)

# 05272 IMDb

Mr. Arkadin (1955)

(Confidential Report)

TaglineDiscovering the past can be murder...

By Orson Welles

Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama (1h 33min)

France France, Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 5,749 votes on 10-Oct-16.

Guy Van Stratten, American smuggler, leaves an Italian prison term with one asset, a dying man's words about wealthy, mysterious Gregory Arkadin. Guy finds it most pleasant to investigate Arkadin though his lovely daughter Raina, her father's idol. To get rid of Guy, Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life prior to 1927, sending Guy off to investigate Arkadin's unknown past. Guy's quest spans (...)

The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)

# 02341 IMDb

The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)

(Othello)

TaglinePowerful drama of uncontrolled human emotion!

By Orson Welles

Drama (1h 30min)

USA USA, Italy Italy, France France, Morocco Morocco

Fine! Rated 7.8 after 5,149 votes on 15-Jun-16.

1 win & 1 nomination

Durante il periodo delle Repubbliche Marinare, in Italia, Otello, detto "il moro di Venezia", viene inviato dal doge a difendere la roccaforte di Cipro dai musulmani, dopo il suo matrimonio con la bella e nobile Desdemona. Avendo scelto Cassio come aiutante, Otello provoca invidia e gelosia nel perfido Jago, che comincia ad insinuare dubbi sulla fedeltà della moglie. Con un artificio, il subdolo (...)

The Black Rose (1950)

# 10718 IMDb

The Black Rose (1950)

By Henry Hathaway

Adventure (1h 56min)

USA USA, UK UK

Rated 6.3 after 1,327 votes on 15-Feb-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win

In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.

Black Magic (1949)

# 14754 IMDb Passed | Approved | TV-PG 

Black Magic (1949)

Tagline...It Will Hold You in its Spell!

By Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles (uncredited)

Drama, Mystery, Romance (1h 45min)

USA USA, Italy Italy

Rated 6.5 after 714 votes on 01-Aug-18.

Novelist Alexander Dumas tells his writer-son of Joseph Balsamo, a gypsy boy in southern France who was embittered because his parents were wrongfully hanged and he himself was tortured by the order of Viscount de Montagne. Years later, the man, a carnival charlatan, attracts the attention of Dr. Mesmer, a pioneer in the study of hypnotism. Balsamo rejects Mesmer's plea that he use his power for (...)

Prince of Foxes (1949)

# 07021 IMDb

Prince of Foxes (1949)

By Henry King

Adventure, Drama, History (1h 47min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.1 after 1,037 votes on 28-Aug-16.

Nominated for 2 Oscars

Andrea Zoppo, a well-educated commoner, masquerades as a member of the noble Orsini family and wins favor with the ambitious and Machiavellian Cesare Borgia, who, with his equally corrupt sister Lucrezia, hopes to become the most powerful force in Renaissance Italy. Orsini, along with Belli, another erstwhile nobleman and assassin, ingratiates himself with seventy year-old Count Verano, the ruler (...)

The Third Man (1949)

# 00376 IMDb TOP250 #130

The Third Man (1949)

TaglineCarol Reed's Classic Thriller

By Carol Reed

Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller (1h 44min)

UK UK

Fine! Rated 8.2 after 126,901 votes on 25-Nov-17.

Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations

Holly Martins, scrittore canadese, si reca a Vienna alla fine della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, chiamato dal suo amico Harry Lime, per aiutarlo nelle sue iniziative umanitarie. Giunto a Vienna, lo scrittore apprende che Harry è morto e che, probabilmente, le sue iniziative non erano affatto umanitarie. Chi era realmente Harry Lime? Quale torbidi affari svolgeva? E' realmente morto? Un giorno Holly (...)

Macbeth (1948)

# 10333 IMDb

Macbeth (1948)

TaglineEntertainment Greatness . . . That Only Motion Picture Magic Can Bring !

By Orson Welles

Drama, History, War (1h 29min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 4,541 votes on 22-May-16.

In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship... Restructured, but all the dialogue is Shakespeare's.

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

# 02355 IMDb

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

TaglineI told you... you know nothing about wickedness

By Orson Welles (uncredited)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery (1h 27min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.7 after 19,204 votes on 07-Aug-16.

Michael O'Hara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Rosalie, who seems to like Michael much better than she likes her husband. After they dock in Sausalito, Michael goes along with Grisby's weird plan to fake his (Grisby's) murder so he can (...)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

# 01339 IMDb

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

TaglineA Comedy of Murders

By Charles Chaplin

Comedy, Crime, Drama (2h 04min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.0 after 11,917 votes on 10-Jan-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins

Monsieur Verdoux is a bluebeard, he marries women and kills them after the marriage to get the money he needs for his family. But with two ladies he has bad luck.

Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

# 06865 IMDb

Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

TaglineTHE VIBRANT, PULSING STORY OF A WOMAN ESCAPING HER PAST!

By Irving Pichel

Drama, Film-Noir (1h 45min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.5 after 1,863 votes on 13-Jan-18.

Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry. John returns 20 years later, disfigured, with a new identity, Erik, and an adopted daughter, Margaret. John/Erik and Elizabeth accidentally meet and he learns that he has a son, Drew. John must then decide (...)

Duel in the Sun (1946)

# 03822 IMDb

Duel in the Sun (1946)

TaglineEmotions . . . As Violent As The Wind-Swept Prairie!

By King Vidor, Otto Brower (uncredited), William Dieterle (uncredited), Sidney Franklin (uncredited), William Cameron Menzies (uncredited)

Western, Drama (2h 09min)

USA USA

Rated 6.9 after 6,730 votes on 26-Sep-17.

Nominated for 2 Oscars

When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator Jackson McCanles, and with lustful interest from womanising, unruly younger son Lewt. Almost at once, already existing family (...)

The Stranger (1946)

# 01996 IMDb

The Stranger (1946)

TaglineThe Most Deceitful Man A Woman Ever Loved !

By Orson Welles

Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller (1h 35min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.4 after 14,495 votes on 29-May-17.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination

Charles Rankin is a professor in a respectable Connecticut town about to marry the daughter of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. But his name is fake and his past is filthy. An earnest convert to Christianity, who once ran a Nazi concentration camp, is capable of exposing him. So "Rankin" kills this little old man and buries his body in the forest. But he isn't safe because an investigator from the (...)

Jane Eyre (1944)

# 06790 IMDb

Jane Eyre (1944)

TaglineA Love Story Every Woman Would Die a Thousand Deaths to Live!

By Robert Stevenson

Drama, Romance (1h 37min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.6 after 6,269 votes on 31-Dec-16.

Small, plain and poor, Jane Eyre comes to Thornfield Hall as governess to the young ward of Edward Rochester. Denied love all her life, Jane can't help but be attracted to the intelligent, vibrant, energetic Mr. Rochester, a man twice her age. But just when Mr. Rochester seems to be returning the attention, he invites the beautiful and wealthy Blanche Ingram and her party to stay at his estate. (...)

Journey Into Fear (1943)

# 06753 IMDb

Journey Into Fear (1943)

TaglineWelles and Del Rio together! as Terror Man vs. Leopard Woman--for possession of a mysterious stranger in the powder-keg Middle East...a man with a military secret worth more than his love and his life!...It's menace melodrama thrilled with mighty mystery and suspense...SEE IT!

By Norman Foster, Orson Welles (uncredited)

Film-Noir, Drama, War (1h 08min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 2,907 votes on 09-Apr-17.

L'ingegnere Graham e sua moglie stanno viaggiando attraverso la Turchia. Una notte subiscono un apparente attentato. Il colonnello Haki, capo della polizia segreta turca, consiglia ai due di lasciare immediatamente il paese. Sulla nave su cui sta viaggiando Graham incontra strani e misteriosi personaggi. Sfuggito a vari attentati alla sua vita, sfugge agli agenti nazisti e raggiunge la moglie. (...)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

# 02399 IMDb

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

TaglineOrson Welle's Mercury Production of Booth Tarkington's Great Novel

By Orson Welles, Fred Fleck (additional sequences) (uncredited), Robert Wise (additional sequences) (uncredited)

Drama (1h 28min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 7.9 after 16,864 votes on 18-Aug-16.

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination

The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family, but she instead marries dull and steady Wilbur Minafer. Their only child, George, grows up a spoiled brat. Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower and a successful automobile maker. After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. (...)

Citizen Kane (1941)

# 00118 IMDb TOP250 #72

Citizen Kane (1941)

TaglineRadio's Most Dynamic Artist . . The Man At Whose Voice A Nation Trembled . . . Now the screen's most exciting NEW star ! ORSON WELLES in the picture Hollywood said he'd never make

By Orson Welles

Drama, Mystery (1h 59min)

USA USA

Fine! Rated 8.4 after 315,126 votes on 24-Apr-17.

Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations

Considered by many to be the best film ever made, this is the story of Charles Foster Kane. The film opens with a long shot of Xanadu - the private estate of one of the world's richest men. In the middle of the estate is a castle. We see, inside the castle, a dying man examining a winter scene within a crystal ball. As he drops it, it smashes, and one word is heard - "Rosebud..." What follows are (...)

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