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It's All True (1993)

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira ...
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Jeronimo André De Souza ...
Himself
Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima ...
Himself
Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva ...
Himself (as Manuel 'Preto' Pereira Da Silva)
Jose Sobrinho ...
Himself
Francisca Moreira da Silva ...
Herself (as Francisca Moreira Da Silva)
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Edmar Morel ...
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Grande Otelo ...
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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After RKO shut down production of "It's All True," Welles tried to buy the extant footage with hopes of getting financing to finish it. He offered his financial interest in "Citizen Kane" and a reported $197,500. RKO retained rights when Welles couldn't meet his financial obligations to the studio. Ownership of the footage fell to Desilu when they bought the studio in 1958. It was inherited by Paramount years later when they bought out Desilu. Paramount donated the footage to the AFI in 1985 and it ultimately was stored in UCLA's Film Archives. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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raw footage strung together does not make a Welles film
16 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is certainly not the movie Welles would have made. Welles would have made something far more interesting; even his worst films have a certain fascinating quality but this is really pretty dull. They've taken his footage, strung it together in order attached a bland score that adds nothing to it and put a dull little documentary in front so you would understand what you were seeing. It's an interesting curio for film buffs, and there are some striking images, but don't kid yourself; this isn't even remotely what Welles would have created. This is a workmanlike construct using some tools created by Welles, that's all. This is not like rediscovering a Bach concerto, it's more like a piece of music written based on a description of a Bach concerto by someone who doesn't quite remember how it goes.


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