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.
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris.
Citizen Kane (Motion picture)
Publishers and publishing -- Drama.
Newspaper publishing -- Drama.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
MPAA rating: PG.
2 videodiscs (119 min., 113 min.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Photography, Gregg Toland ; editor, Robert Wise ; music, Bernard Herrmann.