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Chimes at Midnight AKA Fallstaff

Directed by Orson Welles

His third “finished” Shakespeare adaptation, Chimes at Midnight, sees Welles dulling his edges a bit in offering up a highly

Citizen Kane

Directed by Orson Welles

Routinely voted—by critics, scholars, and filmmakers—as one of the best films ever made, Citizen Kane is many things at once:

Confidential Report AKA Mr. Aradkin

Directed by Orson Welles

Bearing key similarities to The Third Man, Welles’ noir concerns small-time smuggler Guy Van Stratten (Robert Arden), who overhears a

F for Fake

Directed by Orson Welles

F for Fake, a pseudo-documentary revolving around the shadowy world of art forgery, sees Welles at his most globe-trotting and

Journey Into Fear

Directed by Orson Welles

Packed to the gills with his Mercury Theatre players, Journey into Fear is a Welles product through-and-through (though it was

Macbeth

Directed by Orson Welles

Welles’ passion project was made at the scrappy Republic Pictures on discarded lots previously used for Roy Rogers Westerns. At

Othello

Directed by Orson Welles

Among Welles’ finished films, Othello has one of the most troubled production histories. Financed largely out-of-pocket and shot intermittently over

The Immortal Story

Directed by Orson Welles

Welles’ first color film—significant considering the development of scores of color processes since the 1920s—tells the story of Clay (Welles),

The Lady From Shanghai

Directed by Orson Welles

Here writer/director Welles smolders alongside bombshell Rita Hayworth (Welles’ second wife) in a wildly stylish film noir that was years

The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by Orson Welles

Following the success of Citizen Kane, Welles embarked upon one of the most famously disastrous productions of the 1940s. The

The Stranger

Directed by Orson Welles

Welles’ post-war thriller tackles Nazism head-on as UN War Crimes Inspector Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) searches for Welles’ fugitive Franz

The Trial

Directed by Orson Welles

Welles translates one of Franz Kafka’s best-known literary works into a disorienting black-and-white cinematic world of crime and punishment. After

Touch of Evil

Directed by Orson Welles

Celebrated as one of the greatest film noirs ever made, Welles’ mid-career morality tale sees him writing, directing, and starring