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The Battle Over Citizen Kane synopsis

William Randolph Hearst and Orson Welles were powerful men used to getting their own way. So when the cocky young filmmaker chose to make his debut feature a thinly disguised retelling of the scandalous life of the ultra-wealthy newspaper baron, he stepped into a showdown that threatened both men's views of themselves. This made-for-TV documentary presents the battle through interviews with both men's employees, detailing Hearst's attempts to have Welles blackballed in Hollywood.

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