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Orson Welles was originally hired only to act in the film, but due to a misunderstanding, Charlton Heston understood that Welles was to be the director. To keep Heston happy, producer Albert Zugsmith allowed Welles to direct.
Touch of Evil (1958)

Orson Welles was originally hired only to act in the film, but due to a misunderstanding, Charlton Heston understood that Welles was to be the director. To keep Heston happy, producer Albert Zugsmith allowed Welles to direct.

Touch of Evil (1958)

To keep studio execs off his back, Orson Welles claimed the cast and crew were “in rehearsal” during the first few days of shooting, when in fact they were actually shooting the film. It took a number of days before the studio caught on.
Citizen Kane (1941)

To keep studio execs off his back, Orson Welles claimed the cast and crew were “in rehearsal” during the first few days of shooting, when in fact they were actually shooting the film. It took a number of days before the studio caught on.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Orson Welles’ decision to have Rita Hayworth cut her hair and bleach it caused a storm of controversy, and many in Hollywood believed it contributed to the film’s poor box-office returns
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Orson Welles’ decision to have Rita Hayworth cut her hair and bleach it caused a storm of controversy, and many in Hollywood believed it contributed to the film’s poor box-office returns

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Orson Welles did the narration for the trailer for this film. He was at Universal working on Touch of Evil.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Orson Welles did the narration for the trailer for this film. He was at Universal working on Touch of Evil.

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

RKO chopped 50 minutes of the film and added a happy ending while Orson Welles was out of the country. The cut footage was subsequently destroyed; the only record of the removed scenes is the cutting continuity transcript.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

RKO chopped 50 minutes of the film and added a happy ending while Orson Welles was out of the country. The cut footage was subsequently destroyed; the only record of the removed scenes is the cutting continuity transcript.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

According to Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles delayed filming for two weeks due to stage fright.
Chimes At Midnight (1965)

According to Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles delayed filming for two weeks due to stage fright.

Chimes At Midnight (1965)

For the new footage in the opening newsreel to look suitably grainy, editor Robert Wise came up with the idea of physically dragging the footage across a stone floor and running across a cheesecloth filled with sand. These efforts went unappreciated in some quarters: one cinema distributor contacted RKO to complain about the film stock being of inferior quality and demanded a replacement print. 

Citizen Kane (1941)

For the new footage in the opening newsreel to look suitably grainy, editor Robert Wise came up with the idea of physically dragging the footage across a stone floor and running across a cheesecloth filled with sand. These efforts went unappreciated in some quarters: one cinema distributor contacted RKO to complain about the film stock being of inferior quality and demanded a replacement print. 

Citizen Kane (1941)

Citizen Kane cost only $839,727 ($12,941,221.31 today). It used various special effects to make it seem like a larger movie, such as matte paintings, stock footage, reusing sets and models. It made $1,585,634 ($24,436,561.53 today.)

Citizen Kane cost only $839,727 ($12,941,221.31 today). It used various special effects to make it seem like a larger movie, such as matte paintings, stock footage, reusing sets and models. It made $1,585,634 ($24,436,561.53 today.)

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