- Manufacturer: HBO Home Video
- Model #: 026359157622
- Condition: new
- Warranty: N/A
- DealYard SKU: DVDRKO281
Coming to Hollywood as a celebrated boy genius featuring a spectacular career arc in New York including his "War of the Worlds" radio hoax, Orson Welles is stymied on the subject for his first film. After a dinner party at Hearst Castle, during which he has a verbal altercation with Hearst, Welles decides to do a movie about Hearst. It takes him some time to convince co-writer Herman Mankiewicz and the studio, but Welles eventually gets the script and the green light, keeping the subject very hush-hush with the press. When a rough cut is screened, Hearst gets wind of the movie's theme and begins a campaign to see that it is not only never publicly screened, but destroyed.
- Actors: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn.
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, NTSC.
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
- Rated: R. Run Time: 83 minutes.
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