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Welles made a true masterpiece when he was only 25. Not many people make their masterpieces when they were young. Welles strong performance in the title role is rounded out by a fine supporting cast. Joseph Cotten as Kane's partner, Dorothy Comingore as his floozy wife (based on Hearst mistress, actress Marion Davies), Everett Sloane as Kane's assistant and Agnes Moorehead as Kane's domineering mother. I must not forget the stunning technical achievements: The editing by future director Robert Wise, the use of sound by John Aalberg, the chilling score by Bernard Herrmann, the surrealistic art direction and the excellent black-and-white cinematography from Gregg Toland. True artists all!
Hated and booed when first released, this has become the influence of countless filmakers, actors and cameramen as well as a celebrated film in it's own right. Hearst tried to destroy this amazing piece of work, but it has lived on as the film that could not be killed.