The newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, one of the richest and most powerful men in America. A newspaperman digs into his past seeking the meaning of his enigmatic last word: "Rosebud." He finds evidence of a child torn away from his family to serve Mammon. He marries the niece of the man who will become President of the United States, and gradually assumes more and more power while losing more and more of his soul. Kane's money and power does not bring him happiness, as he has lost his youthful idealism, as has the America he is a symbol for.
Retrospective. Orson Welles 2010
United States, 1941, 119 min.
Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Orson Welles
Retrospective. Orson Welles