The Battle Over Citizen Kane Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Richard Ben Cramer

Director: Michael Epstein, Thomas Lennon

Genres: Documentary, Historical drama

Keywords: Engaging, 1930s, Rivalry


Nominated Documentary (Feature)