RKO 281

"OK"

RKO 281 Review


Not terribly compelling but interesting for Welles and Kane buffs, RKO 281 (the production number of Citizen Kane during filming) dramatizes the ups and downs of a brash Orson Welles and his clash with William Randolph Hearst, the man on whom Kane was based. RKO 281 adds little to the Kane mythology, though the real origin of "Rosebud" is something I'll always cherish.

See also The Battle Over Citizen Kane for the straight documentary version.

Rosebud...



Facts and Figures

Run time: 83 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 20th November 1999

Distributed by: HBO Video

Production compaines: HBO Pictures, WGBH, Scott Free Productions, Labrador Films, BBC Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Orson Welles, as William Randolph Hearst, as Marion Davies, as Herman Mankiewicz, as Louella Parsons, as George Schaefer, as Gregg Toland, as Louis B. Mayer, as Hedda Hopper, Anastasia Hille as Carole Lombard, as Walt Disney, Simeon Andrews as John Houseman


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