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Mr. Arkadin
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Los Angelos, CA : Delta Entertainment, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Mr. Arkadin tells the story of a reclusive billionaire who, faking a case of amnesia, hires a young adventurer who has been seeing his daughter to investigate his own past. As the inquiries begin unraveling, Arkadin's sordid history, the young man realizes he's being used to keep the truth from Arkadin's daughter and that his own life is in danger.
General Note:
Digitally remastered version

Special features: Introduction by Tony Curtis and bonus clip of the original theatrical trailer for Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.

Videocassette release of the 1955 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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Central Library DVD 6097 Adult DVD Central Library

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Also known as Mr. Arkadin, this flawed late effort by director Orson Welles recalls the structure of Citizen Kane, centering around an investigation into the past of a powerful millionaire. This time around, however, the millionaire is very much alive; in fact, it is Gregory Arkadin (Welles) himself who orders the inquiry, claiming to suffer from amnesia. The investigator soon gets a taste of the difficulty of his task, however, when several witnesses to Arkadin's past suspiciously turn up dead. Indeed, the closer he comes to the truth about Arkadin, the more he fears that he himself may be the next victim. While it aspires to intense suspense, Confidential Report suffers more than most of Welles' films from budgetary limitations and erratic shooting habits, with the final result often seeming choppy and needlessly confusing. Nevertheless, any Welles effort is by definition at least partially worthwhile, if only for further demonstration of his brilliant visual sensibility. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

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