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Citizen Kane / an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; original screen play, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ; director-producer, Orson Welles.

An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.

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  • ISBN: 0780635205
  • ISBN: 9780780635203
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 119 min., 113 min.) : sound, black & white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Citizen Kane originally produced as a motion picture in 1941 ; The battle over Citizen Kane originally produced for television broadcast in 1996 by WGBH Educational Foundation.
Special features: [Disc 1] Two full-length audio commentaries, one by Peter Bogdonovich and the other by Roger Ebert ; 1941 movie premiere newsreel ; gallery of storyboards, rare photos, alternate ad campaigns, studio and personal correspondence, call sheets and other memorabilia ; original theatrical trailer. [Disc 2] Welles filmography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Citizen Kane (119 min.) -- disc 2. The battle over Citizen Kane / produced & directed by Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein ; written by Thomas Lennon & Richard Ben Cramer (2 hrs.)
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Gregg Toland ; editor, Robert Wise ; music, Bernard Herrmann.
Participant or Performer Note:
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, standard version ; Dolby digital mono, stereo ; dual-layer format (disc 1).
Language Note:
English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
Academy Award, 1942: Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles)
Subject: Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
Films for the hearing impaired.
Publishers and publishing > United States > Biography > Drama.
Newspaper publishing > United States > History > Drama.
Feature films.
Documentary television programs.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

Available copies

  • 35 of 36 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 36 total copies.
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