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The Complete Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report)
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Orson Welles


A dying man's final words send two people to Gregory Arkadin (Orson Welles), a mysterious and much-feared billionaire who lives on a Xanadu-like castle. In Welles's noirish MR. ARKADIN, Robert Arden stars as Guy Van Stratten, an adventurer and fortune hunter who is interested in Arkadin's money--and his daughter, Raina (Paolo Mori). Arkadin, overprotective of his daughter, has his "secretaries" prepare a damaging dossier on Van Stratten--entitled "Confidential Report." But Arkadin then makes a deal with Van Stratten--he will pay the young man for preparing a similar file on him, for Mr. Arkadin says he remembers nothing about his past and does not know where he came from. Even his name is a mystery. Van Stratten's search for the truth about Arkadin's past--which takes him throughout Europe and to Mexico and features encounters with a variety of fabulously colorful characters--is highly reminiscent of Thompson's search for Rosebud in CITIZEN KANE.

 

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GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 105 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1955

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Spain

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Black & White, Full-Frame

Director

Orson Welles

Star(s)

Robert Arden

Star(s)

Katina Paxinou

Star(s)

Mischa Auer

Star(s)

Akim Tamiroff

Star(s)

Paola Mori

Star(s)

Jack Watling

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