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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 ...
Himself
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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Himself - Interview (archive footage)
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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The Dreamers  »

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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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orson's thoughts
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

From "This Is Orson Welles" by Bogdanovich

On the film:

"I've never seen any of what we shot, not a foot. Nobody ever saw the rushes."

On filming in South America:

"I didn't even like it particularly. I liked samba, but I didn't want to go down and live in South America--it's my least favorite part of the world."

On filming:

"I had this enormous crew sent down--I didn't want them, but they gave me two camera crews. So I'd sent a crew out there and said, 'Shoot 'em marching up and down.' I had to keep them busy; they were always saying, 'We want to get home--we're trapped here.'...So there must have been an awful lot of junk shot, because I wasn't even there."


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