Confidential Report

Confidential Report

Orson Welles (1955)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Also known as Mr Arkadin, this fascinating picture is a fearful mess that betrays, all too clearly, the financial and production problems with which Orson Welles had to contend. As in Citizen Kane, the subject is a mysterious, all-powerful man, but this time around the approach is one of self-parody and self-indulgence. Welles filmed it in his beloved place of exile, Spain, with a fancy cast and fanciful camera angles. The producers - quite a shady bunch of characters - took the movie, cut it and withheld it from American release for ten years.


A wealthy amnesiac hires an American adventurer to help bring back his memory. Thriller written and directed by and starring Orson Welles, with Robert Arden, Paola Mori and Michael Redgrave.

Cast & Crew

Actor Orson Welles
Actor Michael Redgrave
Actor Katina Paxinou
Actor Akim Taminroff
Actor Paola Mori
Director Orson Welles
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures LtdAvailable on: video and DVD