is a 1941 American drama film, and the first feature film
directed by its director. It was nominated for an Academy
Award in nine categories, but won only for Best Original
Screenplay by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. It was released by
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Who directed, produced, written and starred in the movie?
- Orson Welles
- Joseph Cotton
- Hal Wallis
2. What was the US release date?
- May 1, 1941
- July 4, 1941
- May 1, 1942
3. The film opens in a night setting on
a vast palatial estate on which the sign "No
Trespassing" is posted. Gradually the camera comes to
rest in a bedroom on which an elderly man is lying, holding a
snow globe. He utters a word and lets go of the snow globe
which drops and smashes on the floor. A nurse enters and
covers the man in a way that indicates he has died. The scene
4. After its preview, the producer of
the newsreel feels that it lacks something and asks a
reporter, Jerry Thompson, to find out about Kane's private
life and personality, in particular to discover the meaning
behind his last word. Who played the reporter?
- Williams Dunsmore
- Bill Boyd
- William Alland
5. Thompson approaches Kane's second
wife, Susan Alexander, now an alcoholic who runs her own club,
but she refuses to tell him anything. Who played Susan?
- Dorothy Dix
- Dorothy Comingore
- Dorothy Roundtable
6. Other flashbacks show Kane's entry
into the newspaper business and his profit-seeking with
low-quality "yellow journalism". He takes control of
a newspaper. What is the newspaper?
- New York Inquirer
- New York Beacon
- Wall Street Daily News
7. His attempted rise to power is
documented, including his first marriage to Emily Monroe
Norton, a President's niece, shown disintegrating through
fragments of conversations at breakfast over many years, and
his campaign for the office of governor of New York State. A
"love nest" scandal with Susan Alexander ends both
his first marriage and his political aspirations. Who played
his first wife?
- Ruth Warrick
- Jane Stewart
- Irene Dunn
8. What was the Academy Award the movie
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Original Screenplay
9. Who makes his appearance as one of
the reporters at the end of the film "with the
pipe," discussing Kane and "Rosebud" just
before the furnace finale?
- Alan Ladd
- Ben Johnson
- Kurt Russell
10. Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane, made
her film debut in Citizen Kane.