"Suspense", Episode 59 "The Lost Special,". This show was believed to be lost until an Armed Forces Radio version turned up on the internet in 2008.
16 Biographical Movies |
50 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
53 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells | Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[on shooting Macbeth
(1948)] Our best crowd scene was a shot where all the massed forces of Macduff's army are charging the castle. There was a very vivid sense of urgency to it, because what was happening, really, was that we'd just called noon break, and all those extras were rushing off to lunch.
A bootleg tape of a short-tempered (and foul-mouthed) Welles arguing with a recording engineer during a voice-over session has been widely distributed. It was used as the basis for an episode of the animated series Pinky and the Brain
(1995), with The Brain reading cleaned-up versions of Orson's rantings (the episode's title, "Yes, Always", is taken from one of Welles' complaints). Ironically, ...
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.