Dolores del Río (1905 – April 11, 1983) was a Mexican film actress. She was regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses of her era, and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. She made her Hollywood debut in the silent movie Joanna, released in 1925. In 1930, she married Cedric Gibbons, a leading art director and production designer at MGM. Their home was a frequent meeting place of MGM stars. Her first ‘talkie’ was The Bad One in 1930. However, talkies saw her relegated to minor roles in Hollywood, as a result of her Mexican accent. Her Hollywood career declined in the late 1930s.
In 1940 she met Orson Welles, who fell in love with her. She divorced Gibbons and was Welles’ partner for several years, during the height of his career. In 1942, after ending her relationship with Welles, she returned to Mexico, where she became a principal star of Mexican films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was frequently called the "Princess of México.”
Edward Everett Horton (1886 –1970) was an American character actor, who enjoyed a long career in film, theater, radio, television and voice work. He started his stage career in 1906, singing and dancing and playing small parts in Vaudeville and Broadway productions. In 1919 he moved to Hollywood. His first starring role was in the 1922 silent comedy Too Much Business. His first talkie was Educational in 1929. He was well known for his distinctive voice, and his trademark double take. He starred in many comedy features in the 1930s, but is best known as a character actor. During the 1950s and 1960s he appeared in several television shows and sitcoms.
Joseph Cotten (1905 –1994) was a stage and screen actor. He made his Broadway debut in 1930. He was a friend of Orson Welles, and appeared in several of his films. In 1937, he joined Welles' Mercury Theatre Company, starring in several productions. He appeared in Citizen Kane, and went on to several other leading roles in Hollywood movies, including Journey into Fear (1943) with Dolores del Rio.
" in its inextricable braiding of image and narrative - Citizen Kane was like a comic book "
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American film, directed by and starring Orson Welles. It is highly regarded for its innovative cinematography, music and narrative structure.
The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories, and won the award for Best Writing (original screenplay). The character of Charles Foster Kane, as played by Welles, is based on the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The film follows Kane's progression from idealism and altruism to power-hungry ruthlessness. Welles, despite being a first-time film director, was given the freedom to develop his own story and use his own cast and crew.