Wonderful performance by Mr. Welles. Maggie Snyder
The Hearts of AgeCITIZEN KANE is perhaps the most famous directorial debut in movie history but it wasn't actually Orson Welles' first film. He'd already made a handful of shorts, the earliest being this project created at Illinois' progressive Todd School for Boys with fellow graduate William...Watch Movie
The StrangerThe 1946 thriller, THE STRANGER, features Welles as both director and actor. As Franz Kindler, Welles is a Nazi war criminal who has fled to America, where he disguises himself as a small town schoolteacher. Loretta Young stars as Mary, the young woman who falls in love with the devious, yet...Watch Movie
The TrialAdapted from the novel by Franz Kafka, THE TRIAL stars Anthony Perkins as Joseph K., an innocent victim charged with an unnamed crime. Masterfully directed by Orson Welles, who sets a riveting, maddening and brilliantly disturbing pace. While the source for THE TRIAL is described as "restored" it...Watch Movie
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I have not seen it in its entirety yet. It is a thriller and I like it. On trial for what?
I'm troubled at how sexy I find Orson Welles in this movie. I'm redeemed though by how much I root for Edward G. Robinson to persevere.
Perfect marriage of director and material. The dialog crackles - even Tony Perkins, who's often vocally flat, does quite well with the timing - and the production design and editing...