Directed / appeared (as "King Lear of Britain") in "King Lear" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Musical score by Marc Blitzstein
. Associate Director: Emerson Crocker. City Center: 12 Jan 1956-29 Jan 1956 (21 performances). Cast: Art Alisi (as "Knight" / "Officer"), David Anthony (as "Knight" "/...
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[on his favorite directors] I prefer the old masters; by which I mean: John Ford
, John Ford and John Ford.
Film critics lobbied for him to record an audio commentary for Citizen Kane
(1941), but he refused, stating that he was tired of talking about it.
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.