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Orson Welles

Director, Actor

Films to Rent on VHS

Magnificent Ambersons, TheMagnificent Ambersons, The (1942) Recommended
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Dolores Costello
Following up CITIZEN KANE, Orson Welles again drew a bead on the American rich, chronicling the dynastic squabbles of a…
Journey into FearJourney into Fear (1942)
Dir. Norman Foster
Feat. Joseph Cotten, Dolores Del Rio, Orson Welles
Hitchcockian suspenser set around an American engineer's adventures in WW2 Turkey. Loaded down with a maze–like plot (written by star Joseph…
Duel in the SunDuel in the Sun (1946)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
Brothers Gregory Peck and James Cotton feud over the family ranch and legacy. Lauded by the likes of Martin Scorsese for its visual splendour, this…
MacbethMacbeth (1948) Recommended
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Roddy McDowall
An expressionistic version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, with Welles in the title role. Shot quickly and on the cheap, this is notoriously…
OthelloOthello (1952) Recommended
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Robert Coote, Fay Compton
Dir. Welles filmed Shakespeare's great tragedy over four years in Europe and North Africa, and despite some patchy moments, turned in probably the…
Confidential ReportConfidential Report (Mr. Arkadin) (1955)
Dir. Orson Welles
Feat. Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Paola Mori
A typically Welles–ian shaggy dog story, with Welles himself playing a possibly insane, Kane–like billionaire, who hires a detective to…
Start the Revolution Without MeStart the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Dir. Bud Yorkin
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Gene Wilder, Hugh Griffith
Cult favourite has Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder playing identical twins in pre–revolution France.
Get to Know Your RabbitGet to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
Dir. Brian De Palma
Feat. John Astin, Tom Smothers, Allen Garfield
Quirky Brian de Palma comedy about an exec who wants to become a tapdancing magician.
Man Who Saw TomorrowMan Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Dir. Robert Guenette
Feat. Orson Welles
Orson Welles narrates and appears in this dramatisation of the prophecies of Nostradamus, many of which have proved to be alarmingly accurate.
Someone to Love (1987)
Dir. Henry Jaglom
Feat. Orson Welles
Typically loose and naturalistic drama from independent stalwart Henry Jaglom, who pretty much plays himself – a jaded divorcee filmmaker in search…

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