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List of Orson Welles Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
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Citizen Kane
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40

This classic drama film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character loosely based on the American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. A critical success, it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. 

Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
2. The Third Man (1949)
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20
The Third Man
79
20

Struggling American writer Holly Martins arrives in post-WWII Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, but learns that he died in a road accident recently. Finding inconsistencies in different stories about his friend's death, he begins an investigation into the matter, and also becomes attracted to his lover Anna Schmidt.

Role:
Harry Lime
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten, Bernard Lee, Alida Valli
Directed By:
Carol Reed
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
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13
Touch of Evil
PG-13
52
13

Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer, gets involved in a car bomb blast case as the car has crossed from Mexico to America. The local American police chief, Hank Quinlan, is a former alcoholic and corrupt officer, who suspects a Mexican named Sanchez. When Vargas confronts Quinlan for planting evidence against Sanchez, Vargas inadvertently puts his new wife Susan’s life at risk. 

Role:
Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Directed By:
Orson Welles
4. The Merchant of Venice (1969)
8
3
The Merchant of Venice
8
3
Role:
Shylock
Starring:
Charles Gray, Jonathan Lynn, Oja Kodar, Irina Maleeva
Directed By:
Orson Welles
5. Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)
8
3
Moby Dick Rehearsed
8
3
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Kenneth Williams, Gordon Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey
Directed By:
Orson Welles
6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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6
A Man for All Seasons
G
23
6

This biographical history drama film tells the story of Sir Thomas More, who supported King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church.

Role:
Cardinal Wolsey
Starring:
John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Paul Scofield
Directed By:
Fred Zinnemann
7. Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
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4
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)
13
4
Role:
Falstaff
Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford, Marina Vlady
Directed By:
Orson Welles
8. The Muppet Movie (1979)
22
8
The Muppet Movie
G
22
8

The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.

Directed By:
James Frawley
9. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951)
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5
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
11
5
Role:
Othello
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Robert Coote, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
Directed By:
Orson Welles
10. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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7
The Lady from Shanghai
20
7

An Irish sailor Michael O’Hara meets a gorgeous blonde Elsa as she rides a horse-drawn coach.  He rescues her from a few hoodlums who try to trouble her, and escorts her home. When he comes to know that Elsa and her husband Arthur Bannister, are on their way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Michael agrees to sign on as a sailor aboard Bannister’s yacht.

Role:
Michael O'Hara
Starring:
Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia
Directed By:
Orson Welles
11. Jane Eyre (1943)
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4
Jane Eyre
13
4

Jane Eyre is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young woman named Jane, who takes up a job at Thornfield Hall, after being hired by its owner Edward Rochester, to care for his young daughter. Over time, she begins to fall for Edward, although he is much older to her.

Role:
Edward Rochester
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Agnes Moorehead, Peggy Ann Garner, Margaret O'Brien, John Sutton
Directed By:
Robert Stevenson
12. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972)
9
3
The Man Who Came to Dinner
9
3
Role:
Sheridan Whiteside
Starring:
Joan Collins, Don Knotts, Marty Feldman, Lee Remick, Mary Wickes, Edward Andrews, Joan Collins
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
13. Filming 'Othello' (1978)
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3
Filming 'Othello'
8
3

Filming 'Othello' is a 1978 documentary film which is about the production of the 1951 award winning film Othello which was based on the famous play of the same name by William Shakespeare.

Role:
Host / Othello
Starring:
Robert Coote, Bhob Stewart, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
Directed By:
Orson Welles
14. Filming 'The Trial' (1981)
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3
Filming 'The Trial'
8
3

he Trial, a 1962 drama film is screened at the University of Southern California, and after the film ends, its director Orson Welles discusses the film with the public and tries to answer their questions.

Role:
Himself
Starring:
Richard Wilson, Joseph McBride, Todd McCarthy, Myron Meisel
Directed By:
Orson Welles
15. Macbeth (1948)
10
4
Macbeth
10
4
Role:
Macbeth
Starring:
Dan O'Herlihy, Jeanette Nolan, Roddy McDowall, Edgar Barrier
Directed By:
Orson Welles
16. Compulsion (1959)
12
3
Compulsion
12
3
Role:
Jonathan Wilk
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
17. Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina (1958)
7
4
Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina
7
4
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio De Sica, Paola Mori, Anna Gruber
Directed By:
Orson Welles
18. The Stranger (1946)
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6
The Stranger
20
6

Wilson is a member of the War Crimes Commission, who travels to Harper, hoping to find Franz Kindler, whom he believes to the mastermind who planned the Holocaust. However, now he has taken on a new identity.

Role:
Professor Charles Rankin
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Richard Long, Philip Merivale
Directed By:
Orson Welles
19. Moby Dick (1956)
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6
Moby Dick
16
6

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship starts narrating how the Captain of his ship had led them all to self-destruction due to his obsession with hunting a white whale.  

Starring:
Gregory Peck, John Huston, Leo Genn, Richard Basehart, Harry Andrews, James Robertson Justice
Directed By:
20. London (1971)
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4
London
7
4

A drug addict, Syd, gets to know that his ex-girlfriend is about to leave the country. He gatecrashes her farewell party so that he can win her back.

Role:
Winston Churchill / George Bernard Shaw
Starring:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Charles Gray, Graeme Garden, Oja Kodar
Directed By:
Orson Welles
21. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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5
The Long, Hot Summer
11
5

A conman hears rumours about his late father's pyromaniac tendencies upon arrival in his hometown. Meanwhile, he impresses the civic leader who considers him to be a suitable prospective husband for his daughter.

Role:
Will Varner
Starring:
Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Lee Remick, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
22. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
10
3
Tomorrow Is Forever
10
3
Role:
John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Claudette Colbert, Richard Long, Lucile Watson, George Brent
Directed By:
Irving Pichel
23. The Orson Welles Show (1979)
7
3
The Orson Welles Show
7
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Frank Oz, Burt Reynolds, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Stanley Sheff
24. Tajna Nikole Tesle (1980)
8
3
Tajna Nikole Tesle
8
3
Role:
J.P. Morgan
Starring:
Dennis Patrick, Strother Martin, Oja Kodar, Petar Bozovic
Directed By:
Krsto Papic
25. La isla del tesoro (1965)
7
3
La isla del tesoro
7
3

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic adventure novel ‘Treasure Island’ the movie revolves around pirates, secret islands, and sea adventures that lead to hidden pirate gold. 

Role:
Long John Silver
Starring:
Tony Beckley, Kim Burfield, Jean Lefebvre, Jim MacIntosch
Directed By:
Jesús Franco
26. Waterloo (1970)
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4
Waterloo
G
11
4

Waterloo is an epic historical film which tells us the story of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who is banished with a thousand men after the disastrous Battle of Leipzig. Eventually, he manages to escape and rallies the French to his side. Within a short time, he assembles an army to conquer Europe, against the Allied Forces of the British, the Prussians, the Austrians, as well as the Russians.       

Role:
Louis XVIII
Starring:
Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna
Directed By:
Sergey Bondarchuk
27. Mr. Arkadin (1955)
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4
Mr. Arkadin
11
4
Role:
Gregory Arkadin
Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer, Patricia Medina
Directed By:
Orson Welles
28. Catch-22 (1970)
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7
Catch-22
R
17
7

Captain John Yossarian is a pilot serving during the World War II, stationed in the Mediterranean. Being fed up of the madness of the ongoing war, he tries to be certified insane, so that he wouldn’t have to fight anymore.  

Starring:
Jon Voight, Alan Arkin, Bob Newhart, Martin Sheen, Charles Grodin, Anthony Perkins, Richard Benjamin
Directed By:
29. Orson Welles' The Dreamers (1982)
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3
Orson Welles' The Dreamers
7
3
Role:
Marcus Kleek
Starring:
Oja Kodar
Directed By:
Orson Welles
30. Histoire immortelle (1968)
8
3
Histoire immortelle
8
3
Role:
Mr. Charles Clay
Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley
Directed By:
Orson Welles
31. Bitka na Neretvi (1969)
8
3
Bitka na Neretvi
G
8
3
Role:
Senator
Starring:
Franco Nero, Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Sylva Koscina
Directed By:
Veljko Bulajic
33. Prince of Foxes (1949)
7
3
Prince of Foxes
7
3
Role:
Cesare Borgia
Starring:
Everett Sloane, Wanda Hendrix, Tyrone Power, Marina Berti
Directed By:
Henry King
34. Man in the Shadow (1957)
7
3
Man in the Shadow
7
3
Role:
Virgil Renchler
Starring:
Jeff Chandler, Barbara Lawrence, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander
Directed By:
Jack Arnold
35. Si Versailles m'était conté (1954)
7
3
Si Versailles m'était conté
7
3

This French-Italian historical drama film, shows the history of the Palace of the Versailles from its founding to the present. It also portrays some of the personalities who lived in the Palace throughout the years. 

Starring:
Brigitte Bardot, Claudette Colbert, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Michel Auclair, Jean-Louis Barrault
Directed By:
Sacha Guitry
36. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
8
4
Is Paris Burning?
PG-13
8
4
Starring:
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Leslie Caron, George Chakiris, Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, Yves Montand
Directed By:
René Clément
37. Sutjeska (1973)
7
3
Sutjeska
PG
7
3
Starring:
Richard Burton, Irene Papas, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Milena Dravic
Directed By:
Stipe Delic
38. Crack in the Mirror (1960)
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3
Crack in the Mirror
6
3
Role:
Hagolin / Lamerciere
Starring:
Bradford Dillman, Alexander Knox, Juliette Gréco, Catherine Lacey
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
39. L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (1953)
6
3
L'uomo la bestia e la virtù
6
3
Role:
Captain Perella - the Beast
Starring:
Totò, Viviane Romance, Franca Faldini, Mario Castellani
Directed By:
Steno
40. Malpertuis (1971)
7
3
Malpertuis
7
3
Role:
Cassavius
Starring:
Johnny Hallyday, Susan Hampshire, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Mathieu Carrière, Michel Bouquet
Directed By:
Harry Kümel
41. Tepepa (1969)
6
3
Tepepa
R
6
3
Role:
Colonel Cascorro
Starring:
Tomas Milian, John Steiner, José Torres, Luciano Casamonica
Directed By:
Giulio Petroni
42. The Deep (1970)
6
3
The Deep
6
3

John and Rae take their yacht for a cruise through the Indian Ocean, on the occasion of their honeymoon. They rescue a young man named Hughie, who claims to have escaped from another vessel after three of its crew members died due to food poisoning. John finds Hughie’s story unconvincing, and when Hughie is sleeping, he goes to inspect the sinking ship. He is surprised to find two passengers still alive.

Role:
Russ Brewer
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Jeanne Moreau, Oja Kodar, Michael Bryant
Directed By:
Orson Welles
43. Hot Money (1983)
6
3
Hot Money
6
3
Role:
Sheriff Paisley
Starring:
Michael Murphy, Ann Lange, Daniel Buccos, Lu M. Dishart
Directed By:
George McCowan, Zale Magder
44. Three Cases of Murder (1955)
6
3
Three Cases of Murder
6
3

Three Cases of Murder is a 1955 British horror film which is a trilogy of three different stories which involves mystery, murder as well as the supernatural.

Role:
Lord Mountdrago
Starring:
Alan Badel, Elizabeth Sellars, John Gregson, Emrys Jones
Directed By:
George More O'Ferrall, Orson Welles, David Eady, Wendy Toye
45. Journey Into Fear (1942)
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5
Journey Into Fear
7
5
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick
Directed By:
Norman Foster, Orson Welles
46. Black Magic (1949)
6
5
Black Magic
6
5

Gypsy-boy, Joseph Balsamo, vows to avenge his parents’ killings by king’s courtier. He becomes a charlatan and learns hypnotism from Dr. Mesmer. With the name Count Cagliostro, he gets involved in a plot to disgrace Marie Antoinette by using her look-alike, Lorenza, and avenges the King’s courtier. Though Lorenza doesn’t love him, he marries her; but finally, where does this take him? 

Role:
Joseph Balsamo aka Count Cagliostro
Starring:
Raymond Burr, Akim Tamiroff, Valentina Cortese, Nancy Guild, Frank Latimore
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Gregory Ratoff
47. Oedipus the King (1968)
6
3
Oedipus the King
G
6
3

Based on a Greek folk tale, this drama film tells the story of a noble youth who marries his own mother accidentally, and later kills his father as well. Eventually, his actions invoke the wrath of the Gods.

Role:
Tiresias
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Lilli Palmer, Christopher Plummer, Cyril Cusack, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
Philip Saville
48. Voyage of the Damned (1976)
7
4
Voyage of the Damned
PG
7
4
Starring:
Ben Gazzara, Faye Dunaway, Malcolm McDowell, Lee Grant, Jonathan Pryce, Max von Sydow, James Mason
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg
49. The Roots of Heaven (1958)
6
3
The Roots of Heaven
6
3

The movie follows eco-conservationist and environmentalist, Morel, who will do anything to protect the African wildlife from extinction in French Equatorial Africa. He is helped by nightclub hostess, Minna, and a disgraced former British officer, Major Forsythe, who wants to redeem himself. 

Role:
Cy Sedgewick
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Herbert Lom, Errol Flynn, Trevor Howard, Juliette Gréco
Directed By:
50. The V.I.P.s (1963)
7
4
The V.I.P.s
7
4
Starring:
Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Louis Jourdan, David Frost, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Rutherford
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
51. The Kremlin Letter (1970)
6
4
The Kremlin Letter
M
6
4
Starring:
Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, John Huston, Dean Jagger, Richard Boone, Lila Kedrova
Directed By:
52. I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
6
4
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
6
4

Andrew Quint is an advertising executive disillusioned with his life and career and works for his corrupt boss Jonathan Lute. He attempts to get back at his boss by creating a satirical commercial for a Super-8 camera but the commercial ends up being hailed as a masterpiece much to his disappointment. 

Role:
Jonathan Lute
Starring:
Marianne Faithfull, Michael Hordern, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, Carol White
Directed By:
Michael Winner
53. Austerlitz (1960)
5
3
Austerlitz
5
3

Austerlitz is a 1960 historical war drama film, which tells the story of Napoleon’s coronation as emperor, and his victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, against Austrian and Russian forces. 

Starring:
Claudia Cardinale, Jack Palance, Vittorio De Sica, Leslie Caron, Pierre Mondy
Directed By:
Abel Gance
54. The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
5
3
The Sailor from Gibraltar
5
3

Anna, a wealthy French widow, sets out in her yacht in search of an old sailor friend she had known years earlier. Alan, a holidaying Englishman who has recently broken-up with girlfriend Sheila, joins Anna in her search. Some other enigmatic characters are also intrigued by her strange quest. Gradually, Alan gets attracted towards Anna, but will she forget her old love?

Role:
Louis de Mozambique
Starring:
John Hurt, Jeanne Moreau, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Bannen
Directed By:
55. The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
5
3
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh
5
3

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh is a short film which was made by Orson Welles. It was meant as a private video letter from Welles to his longtime friend Bill Cronshow, who was ill.

Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Orson Welles
56. The Black Rose (1950)
6
4
The Black Rose
6
4
Role:
Bayan
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Laurence Harvey, Herbert Lom, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Tyrone Power
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
57. La décade prodigieuse (1971)
5
3
La décade prodigieuse
PG
5
3

Based on an eponymous novel, this English language French murder mystery is the story of Charles Van Hom, who wakes up in a hotel room with a blank memory and bloodied hand.  Confused, he asks Paul Regis, a university professor for help. The duo then travels to the country house of Charles eccentric father. 

Role:
Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maison
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Guido Alberti
Directed By:
Claude Chabrol
58. It Happened One Christmas (1977)
5
3
It Happened One Christmas
5
3
Role:
Henry F. Potter
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Wayne Rogers, Christopher Guest, Cloris Leachman, Marlo Thomas, Barney Martin
Directed By:
Donald Wrye
59. Napoléon (1955)
5
3
Napoléon
5
3

This biographical war drama film revolves around the life of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1769 to 1821, seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, who was the Minister of Foreign Affairs under Napoleon. The film chronicles how Napoleon had risen to power using his guile and courage, eventually becoming the Emperor.

Starring:
Erich von Stroheim, Yves Montand, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale
Directed By:
Sacha Guitry
60. Kampf um Rom I (1968)
5
3
Kampf um Rom I
5
3

Cethergus, who is leader of the Roman nobility, travels to Bizantium, hoping to raise an army to attack the Goths.  

Role:
Emperor Justinian
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Honor Blackman, Sylva Koscina, Harriet Andersson
Directed By:
Andrew Marton, Robert Siodmak, Sergiu Nicolaescu
61. Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat (1969)
5
3
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat
5
3

A Roman leader Cethegus attempts to start a war between two kingdoms. However, things don’t according to his plan.

Role:
Justinian
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Sylva Koscina, Harriet Andersson, Robert Hoffmann
Directed By:
Andrew Marton, Robert Siodmak, Sergiu Nicolaescu
62. La Fayette (1962)
5
3
La Fayette
5
3

A highly educated young man who used to serve under King Louis XVI of France arrives in America to take part in the American Revolution. He provides military as well as diplomatic advice to Americans, and eventually he joins George’s Washington’s army as a Major General.

Starring:
Vittorio De Sica, Wolfgang Preiss, Jack Hawkins, Pascale Audret, Michel Le Royer
Directed By:
Jean Dréville
63. House of Cards (1968)
5
3
House of Cards
G
5
3

Retired boxer Reno Davis, presently in France, meets Anne de Villemont, affluent widow of French general, who appoints him as tutor for her son Paul. Growing closer to Anne, Reno discovers that her late husband was part of a fascist group conspiring to take over Europe. As Reno and Anne are hunted down, they try to protect Paul while dodging their chasers. 

Role:
Leschenhaut
Starring:
George Peppard, Inger Stevens, Keith Michell, Perrette Pradier
Directed By:
John Guillermin
64. Follow the Boys (1944)
5
3
Follow the Boys
5
3

A Hollywood actor, who is a former vaudeville performer, tries to enlist in the army after the Second World War breaks out, but is refused due to his knee. He eventually finds himself organizing the Hollywood Victory Committee, an association of motion picture, theatrical and radio personalities, dedicated to help the efforts of the war. 

Starring:
W. C. Fields, Dinah Shore, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Butterworth, George Raft, Vera Zorina
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
65. Trent's Last Case (1952)
5
3
Trent's Last Case
5
3

Reporter Philip Trent is assigned to investigate the death of wealthy financier Sigsbee Manderson. Though Inspector Murch and the coroner conclude it to be a suicide, Trent suspects that Manderson was murdered. He has a hunch that Manderson’s widow Margaret and his secretary Marlowe are hiding something. Trent falls in love with Margaret, but focuses on the case to unravel surprising truths. 

Role:
Sigsbee Manderson
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Michael Wilding, Margaret Lockwood, John McCallum, Miles Malleson
Directed By:
Herbert Wilcox
66. Treasure Island (1972)
5
4
Treasure Island
G
5
4

Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel inspires yet another movie about a courageous young boy Jim Hawkins who comes across a map of pirate Flint's buried treasure. Along with Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Captain Smollett, Jim sets out to get the treasure and defeat the ruthless pirates.

Role:
Long John Silver
Starring:
Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak, Kim Burfield, Ángel del Pozo
Directed By:
John Hough, Andrea Bianchi, Antonio Margheriti
67. Too Much Johnson (1938)
5
3
Too Much Johnson
5
3

Too Much Johnson is a silent comedy film, which tells the story of a man, who finds out that the woman he loves, is seeing another man. Therefore, he acts like a villain and starts to chase him down. 

Starring:
Mary Wickes, Arlene Francis, Judy Holliday, Joseph Cotten, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Nicolson
Directed By:
Orson Welles
68. 12 + 1 (1969)
5
3
12 + 1
R
5
3

Italian-American barber, Mario Beretti, reaches England to collect the inheritance left by his aunt. Disappointed to find just few antique chairs, he sells them only to realize that one of them contained a fortune. As he tries to get those chairs back, antique-dealer Pat joins him in this quest. They travel around Europe, encounter some interesting characters….but do they get the chair?

Role:
Maurice Markau
Starring:
Sharon Tate, Vittorio Gassman, Vittorio De Sica, Terry-Thomas
Directed By:
Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani
69. Vienna (1968)
4
3
Vienna
4
3

Vienna is a short documentary film in which its director Orson Welles presents a tour of the city Vienna, and comments on its city and its people.

Role:
Himself
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Senta Berger, Arte Johnson
Directed By:
Orson Welles
70. The Hearts of Age (1934)
4
4
The Hearts of Age
4
4

An early film made by Orson Welles, the movie is a short clip that explores dark themes, such as abandonment and death. The film is believed to be an imitation of the early surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Jean Cocteau. 

Role:
Death
Starring:
Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul
Directed By:
Orson Welles, William Vance
71. Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)
4
3
Ferry to Hong Kong
4
3
Role:
Captain Hart
Starring:
Curd Jürgens, Noel Purcell, Sylvia Syms, Jeremy Spenser
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
72. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
4
4
Get to Know Your Rabbit
R
4
4

Tired of his corporate job, business executive Donald Beeman spontaneously decides to leave his work, take training from master magician Mr. Delasandro, and turn tap-dancing magician. Beeman’s boss Mr. Turnbull follows him to clubs to get him back, and then with Beeman’s help launches ‘Tap-Dancing Magicians’ course for pressured executives, which gains wide popularity bringing Beeman back to where he started from. 

Starring:
Katharine Ross, John Astin, Allen Garfield, Tom Smothers
Directed By:
73. Trouble in the Glen (1954)
4
3
Trouble in the Glen
4
3

Sanin Cejador is a millionaire living in South America, who moves to the Scottish Highlands, where he reassumes the title of laird of Glen Easen, which was inherited from his grandfather. However, he is unable to adjust to the climate of the place, as well as the language and customs of the people.

Role:
Sanin Cejador y Mengues
Starring:
Victor McLaglen, Forrest Tucker, Margaret Lockwood, John McCallum
Directed By:
Herbert Wilcox
74. La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo (1965)
4
4
La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo
4
4

This biographical adventure film revolves around Marco Polo, who travels to China,  in order to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels. The rebels are, however, headed by his own son, and they are using a new invention, gunpowder.   

Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Grégoire Aslan, Horst Buchholz, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By:
Denys de La Patellière, Noël Howard, Raoul Lévy
75. The Southern Star (1969)
4
4
The Southern Star
PG
4
4

In 1912, a fortune hunter named Dan Rockland, comes to West Africa pretending to be a geologist. However, he is actually hired by Kramer, a diamond tycoon. Things get messy when a huge diamond is found, and everyone wants to steal it. 

Role:
Plankett
Starring:
Ursula Andress, George Segal, Ian Hendry, Johnny Sekka
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Sidney Hayers
76. A Safe Place (1971)
4
4
A Safe Place
PG
4
4

A fragile young woman Noah, who lives alone in a New York apartment, prefers to lose herself in the past and looks for a ‘safe place.’ She treasures three supposedly magical objects given to her by a magician during her childhood. Though involved with two men, one of whom is practical while the other is vivacious; she is far from feeling content. 

Role:
The Magician
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Tuesday Weld, Phil Proctor, Gwen Welles
Directed By:
Henry Jaglom
77. Casino Royale (1967)
11
12
Casino Royale
TV-14
11
12

In this spy spoof, a retired James Bond is persuaded to rejoin the secret service to counter shadowy organization SMERSH, allegedly responsible for murdering secret agents. Sir James devises a plan to assemble a group of agents, all named James Bond 007, to confuse SMERSH. Each new Bond is assigned a specific role. Now Sir James must nab the brain behind SMERSH.  

Role:
Le Chiffre
Starring:
David Niven, William Holden, Geraldine Chaplin, Ronnie Corbett, Deborah Kerr, Jacqueline Bisset, Woody Allen
Directed By:
78. Where Is Parsifal? (1984)
3
3
Where Is Parsifal?
PG
3
3

Where is Parsifal? is a comedy film which revolves around an eccentric inventor who lives in a castle. He has invented a laser skywriter which he wants to sell for millions. However, several people are interested in his invention.  

Starring:
Erik Estrada, Donald Pleasence, Tony Curtis, Peter Lawford, Tony Curtis
Directed By:
Henri Helman
79. Butterfly (1982)
3
4
Butterfly
R
3
4

When a pregnant Kady Tyler returns home to her estranged father figure Jess Tyler, who is the caretaker of an unused silver mine, she plans to steal silver from the mine. She begins an incestuous relationship with Jess but things get complicated when her past catches up and true identities are revealed. 

Role:
Judge Rauch
Starring:
James Franciscus, Stacy Keach, Lois Nettleton, Edward Albert, Pia Zadora
Directed By:
Matt Cimber
80. David e Golia (1960)
3
4
David e Golia
3
4

This Italian drama film tells the story of David, a young shepherd, who sets out on a quest to defeat an evil tyrant who is accompanied by a fearsome giant Goliath.  

Role:
King Saul
Starring:
Ivica Pajer, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Serato, Giulia Rubini
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier
81. Necromancy (1972)
3
4
Necromancy
PG
3
4
Role:
Mr. Cato
Starring:
Michael Ontkean, Harvey Jason, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell
Directed By:
Bert I. Gordon
82. I tartari (1961)
3
4
I tartari
3
4

A war breaks out between the Tartars and the Vikings in the harsh landscape of the Russian Steppe, after Oleg, the Viking leader kills the Tartar leader and kidnaps his daughter. The dead man's brother retaliates by holding Oleg’s wife Helga as hostage.

Role:
Burundai
Starring:
Victor Mature, Arnoldo Foà, Liana Orfei, Luciano Marin
Directed By:
Richard Thorpe, Ferdinando Baldi
83. An Arabian Night (1960)
10
2
An Arabian Night
10
2
Role:
Storyteller
Starring:
Robert Loggia, Henry Kendall, Stanley Holloway, Martin Benson
Directed By:
Mark Lawton
84. Treasure Island (1965)
9
2
Treasure Island
9
2
Role:
Long John Silver
Starring:
John Gielgud, Tony Beckley, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
Directed By:
Orson Welles
85. Moby Dick (2000)
10
2
Moby Dick
10
2
Role:
Captain Ahab / Starbuck / Ishmael
Directed By:
Orson Welles
86. Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)
6
3
Orson Welles' Magic Show
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Allen Bracken, Gary Graver, Roger Hill
Directed By:
Orson Welles
87. Someone to Love (1987)
5
3
Someone to Love
R
5
3
Starring:
Andrea Marcovicci, Henry Jaglom, Sally Kellerman, Michael Emil
Directed By:
Henry Jaglom

Director

Citizen Kane (1941)
139
29
Citizen Kane
139
29

This classic drama film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character loosely based on the American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. A critical success, it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. 

Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
The Green Goddess (1939)
9
2
The Green Goddess
9
2
Starring:
John Barrymore, William Alland, John Berry, Susan Fox
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Touch of Evil (1958)
39
10
Touch of Evil
PG-13
39
10

Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer, gets involved in a car bomb blast case as the car has crossed from Mexico to America. The local American police chief, Hank Quinlan, is a former alcoholic and corrupt officer, who suspects a Mexican named Sanchez. When Vargas confronts Quinlan for planting evidence against Sanchez, Vargas inadvertently puts his new wife Susan’s life at risk. 

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor, Keenan Wynn, Akim Tamiroff
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Treasure Island (1965)
8
2
Treasure Island
8
2
Starring:
John Gielgud, Tony Beckley, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Moby Dick (2000)
8
2
Moby Dick
8
2
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Merchant of Venice (1969)
8
2
The Merchant of Venice
8
2
Starring:
Charles Gray, Jonathan Lynn, Oja Kodar, Irina Maleeva
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)
8
2
Moby Dick Rehearsed
8
2
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Kenneth Williams, Gordon Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey
Directed By:
Orson Welles
F for Fake (1973)
13
4
F for Fake
PG
13
4

This documentary film revolves around the lives of infamous art forgers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. The film moves between their lives as well as why people commit fraud at the expense of others.

Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Clifford Irving, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Gary Graver, François Reichenbach
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
11
3
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)
11
3
Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford, Marina Vlady
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
15
5
The Magnificent Ambersons
15
5

George is a spoiled brat whose father passes away. After his death, his mother Isabel thinks of reuniting with her former lover named Eugene. However, George stands in the way of their reunion.

Starring:
Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Anne Baxter
Directed By:
Robert Wise, Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
Le procès (1962)
13
4
Le procès
13
4

Le procès is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a man Josef K, who lives in a shared apartment. His life turns upside down one day, when detectives enter his room and put him under arrest. The problem is that he is not even told what his charges are.

Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider, Michael Lonsdale, Jeanne Moreau, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951)
10
3
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
10
3
Starring:
Joan Fontaine, Robert Coote, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Fountain of Youth (1958)
7
2
The Fountain of Youth
7
2
Starring:
Nancy Kulp, Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
15
6
The Lady from Shanghai
15
6

An Irish sailor Michael O’Hara meets a gorgeous blonde Elsa as she rides a horse-drawn coach.  He rescues her from a few hoodlums who try to trouble her, and escorts her home. When he comes to know that Elsa and her husband Arthur Bannister, are on their way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Michael agrees to sign on as a sailor aboard Bannister’s yacht.

Starring:
Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Unthinking Lobster (1950)
7
2
The Unthinking Lobster
7
2

Hired to play Saint Anne in a film on Saint Bernadette, a starlet is supposed to bless a group of malformed and miserable people. But to the dismay of the moviemaker, they get cured as soon as she actually blesses them, leading to chaos and loss of business for MGM. 

Starring:
Suzanne Cloutier, Marcel Achard, Gaby André, Maurice Bessy, Pierre Beteille
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
7
3
Filming 'Othello'
7
3

Filming 'Othello' is a 1978 documentary film which is about the production of the 1951 award winning film Othello which was based on the famous play of the same name by William Shakespeare.

Starring:
Robert Coote, Bhob Stewart, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Filming 'The Trial' (1981)
7
2
Filming 'The Trial'
7
2

he Trial, a 1962 drama film is screened at the University of Southern California, and after the film ends, its director Orson Welles discusses the film with the public and tries to answer their questions.

Starring:
Richard Wilson, Joseph McBride, Todd McCarthy, Myron Meisel
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Macbeth (1948)
9
3
Macbeth
9
3
Starring:
Dan O'Herlihy, Jeanette Nolan, Roddy McDowall, Edgar Barrier
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina (1958)
7
3
Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina
7
3
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio De Sica, Paola Mori, Anna Gruber
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Stranger (1946)
15
5
The Stranger
15
5

Wilson is a member of the War Crimes Commission, who travels to Harper, hoping to find Franz Kindler, whom he believes to the mastermind who planned the Holocaust. However, now he has taken on a new identity.

Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Richard Long, Philip Merivale
Directed By:
Orson Welles
London (1971)
7
3
London
7
3

A drug addict, Syd, gets to know that his ex-girlfriend is about to leave the country. He gatecrashes her farewell party so that he can win her back.

Starring:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Charles Gray, Graeme Garden, Oja Kodar
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Golden Honeymoon (1970)
7
3
The Golden Honeymoon
7
3
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Orson Welles Show (1979)
7
3
The Orson Welles Show
7
3
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Frank Oz, Burt Reynolds, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Stanley Sheff
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
10
3
Mr. Arkadin
10
3
Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer, Patricia Medina
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Orson Welles' The Dreamers (1982)
6
3
Orson Welles' The Dreamers
6
3
Starring:
Oja Kodar
Directed By:
Orson Welles
It's All True (1993)
7
3
It's All True
G
7
3
Starring:
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva, Jose Sobrinho
Directed By:
Norman Foster, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Myron Meisel, Bill Krohn
Histoire immortelle (1968)
7
3
Histoire immortelle
7
3
Starring:
Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Orson Welles and People (1956)
6
3
Orson Welles and People
6
3
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)
6
3
Orson Welles' Magic Show
6
3
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, Allen Bracken, Gary Graver, Roger Hill
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
7
4
The Other Side of the Wind
R
7
4
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Lilli Palmer, John Huston, Natalie Wood, Norman Foster
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Deep (1970)
6
3
The Deep
6
3

John and Rae take their yacht for a cruise through the Indian Ocean, on the occasion of their honeymoon. They rescue a young man named Hughie, who claims to have escaped from another vessel after three of its crew members died due to food poisoning. John finds Hughie’s story unconvincing, and when Hughie is sleeping, he goes to inspect the sinking ship. He is surprised to find two passengers still alive.

Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Jeanne Moreau, Oja Kodar, Michael Bryant
Directed By:
Orson Welles
No Exit (1962)
6
3
No Exit
6
3
Starring:
Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam, Morgan Sterne, Ben Piazza, Susana Mayo
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Tad Danielewski
Three Cases of Murder (1955)
6
3
Three Cases of Murder
6
3

Three Cases of Murder is a 1955 British horror film which is a trilogy of three different stories which involves mystery, murder as well as the supernatural.

Starring:
Alan Badel, Elizabeth Sellars, John Gregson, Emrys Jones
Directed By:
George More O'Ferrall, Orson Welles, David Eady, Wendy Toye
Journey Into Fear (1942)
6
4
Journey Into Fear
6
4
Starring:
Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick
Directed By:
Norman Foster, Orson Welles
Black Magic (1949)
6
3
Black Magic
6
3

Gypsy-boy, Joseph Balsamo, vows to avenge his parents’ killings by king’s courtier. He becomes a charlatan and learns hypnotism from Dr. Mesmer. With the name Count Cagliostro, he gets involved in a plot to disgrace Marie Antoinette by using her look-alike, Lorenza, and avenges the King’s courtier. Though Lorenza doesn’t love him, he marries her; but finally, where does this take him? 

Starring:
Raymond Burr, Akim Tamiroff, Valentina Cortese, Nancy Guild, Frank Latimore
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Gregory Ratoff
F for favor (2008)
5
3
F for favor
5
3
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
5
3
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh
5
3

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh is a short film which was made by Orson Welles. It was meant as a private video letter from Welles to his longtime friend Bill Cronshow, who was ill.

Directed By:
Orson Welles
Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992)
5
3
Don Quijote de Orson Welles
5
3
Starring:
Akim Tamiroff, Francisco Reiguera, Pepe Mediavilla, Juan Carlos Ordóñez, Constantino Romero
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Too Much Johnson (1938)
4
3
Too Much Johnson
4
3

Too Much Johnson is a silent comedy film, which tells the story of a man, who finds out that the woman he loves, is seeing another man. Therefore, he acts like a villain and starts to chase him down. 

Starring:
Mary Wickes, Arlene Francis, Judy Holliday, Joseph Cotten, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Nicolson
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Vienna (1968)
4
3
Vienna
4
3

Vienna is a short documentary film in which its director Orson Welles presents a tour of the city Vienna, and comments on its city and its people.

Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Senta Berger, Arte Johnson
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Hearts of Age (1934)
4
3
The Hearts of Age
4
3

An early film made by Orson Welles, the movie is a short clip that explores dark themes, such as abandonment and death. The film is believed to be an imitation of the early surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Jean Cocteau. 

Starring:
Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul
Directed By:
Orson Welles, William Vance
The Southern Star (1969)
4
3
The Southern Star
PG
4
3

In 1912, a fortune hunter named Dan Rockland, comes to West Africa pretending to be a geologist. However, he is actually hired by Kramer, a diamond tycoon. Things get messy when a huge diamond is found, and everyone wants to steal it. 

Starring:
Ursula Andress, George Segal, Ian Hendry, Johnny Sekka
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Sidney Hayers
David e Golia (1960)
3
3
David e Golia
3
3

This Italian drama film tells the story of David, a young shepherd, who sets out on a quest to defeat an evil tyrant who is accompanied by a fearsome giant Goliath.  

Starring:
Ivica Pajer, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Serato, Giulia Rubini
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier

Narrator/Dubbing

The Green Goddess (1939)
9
2
The Green Goddess
9
2
Role:
Rajah / Narrator
Starring:
John Barrymore, William Alland, John Berry, Susan Fox
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Shogun
21
5
Shogun
21
5
Role:
 Narrator 5 episodes, 1980
Starring:
Toshiro Mifune, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Chamberlain, Alan Badel, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada
Directed By:
Jerry London
Colgate Theatre
9
2
Colgate Theatre
9
2
Role:
 Narrator 1 episode, 1958
Starring:
Jane Russell, Frances Bavier, Walter Brennan, Claudette Colbert, Harry Harvey Jr., Bill Goodwin, Nancy Kulp
Directed By:
Norman Tokar, Orson Welles
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (1976)
8
2
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look
8
2
Role:
Self / Narrator
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Jack Albertson, Johnny Carson
Directed By:
Greg Garrison
Night Gallery
14
4
Night Gallery
TV-PG
14
4
Role:
 Narrator (segment "Silent Snow, Secret Snow") 1 episode, 1971
Starring:
John Carradine, Leslie Nielsen, Diane Keaton, Phyllis Diller, Sally Field, Bert Convy, Sandra Dee
Shogun (1980)
12
4
Shogun
12
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, John Rhys-Davies, Toshiro Mifune, Anne Bancroft, Alan Badel, Toshirô Mifune
Directed By:
Jerry London
Wagner e Venezia (1982)
8
2
Wagner e Venezia
8
2
Role:
Richard Wagner (voice)
Starring:
Marla Frumkin
Directed By:
Petr Ruttner
A Woman Called Moses
9
2
A Woman Called Moses
9
2
Role:
 Narrator 2 episodes, 1978
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, John Getz, Jason Bernard, Judyann Elder
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
F for Fake (1973)
25
7
F for Fake
PG
25
7

This documentary film revolves around the lives of infamous art forgers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. The film moves between their lives as well as why people commit fraud at the expense of others.

Role:
Self - Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Clifford Irving, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Gary Graver, François Reichenbach
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
32
10
The Magnificent Ambersons
32
10

George is a spoiled brat whose father passes away. After his death, his mother Isabel thinks of reuniting with her former lover named Eugene. However, George stands in the way of their reunion.

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Anne Baxter
Directed By:
Robert Wise, Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
Le procès (1962)
28
9
Le procès
28
9

Le procès is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a man Josef K, who lives in a shared apartment. His life turns upside down one day, when detectives enter his room and put him under arrest. The problem is that he is not even told what his charges are.

Role:
Albert Hastler - The Advocate / Narrator
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider, Michael Lonsdale, Jeanne Moreau, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
12
4
The Little World of Don Camillo
12
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Sylvie, Gino Cervi, Fernandel, Vera Talchi
Directed By:
Julien Duvivier
The Fountain of Youth (1958)
8
3
The Fountain of Youth
8
3
Role:
Host / Narrator
Starring:
Nancy Kulp, Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House
Directed By:
Orson Welles
The Finest Hours (1964)
7
3
The Finest Hours
7
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
George Baker, Faith Brook, David Healy, George Westbury
Directed By:
Peter Baylis
Some Call It Greed (1977)
7
3
Some Call It Greed
7
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Robert MacNeil, Lowell Thomas
Directed By:
Tim Forbes
The Golden Honeymoon (1970)
7
3
The Golden Honeymoon
7
3
Role:
Narrator
Directed By:
Orson Welles
South Seas Adventure (1958)
7
3
South Seas Adventure
7
3

South Sea Adventure is an adventure film which revolves around various characters, as they travel from one place to another. They include an American girl on a cruise trip, the skipper of a sailing vessel who is taking the route followed by Captain Cook, an artist painting the sights of Tahiti, an American soldier stationed in New Zealand during the Second World War, and finally, a group of settlers arriving at the Australian outback.

Role:
Supplemental Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn, Igor Allan
Directed By:
Francis D. Lyon, Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangell
Tales of the Klondike
6
3
Tales of the Klondike
6
3
Role:
 Narrator 7 episodes, 1981
Starring:
Robert Carradine, John Candy, Eva Gabor
Directed By:
Peter Pearson, David Cobham, Claude Fournier, Janine Manatis, Peter Rowe
The Vikings (1958)
19
8
The Vikings
19
8

The Vikings is an action adventure film which tells the story of Einar, a warrior, and Eric, a former slave, who are half-brothers. They compete for the throne of Northumbria, although the actual root cause of their rivalry is their affection for Princess Morgana.

Role:
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh
Directed By:
Richard Fleischer
To Build a Fire (1969)
7
3
To Build a Fire
7
3

This animated short film shows us an unnamed man who is trying to travel miles in the Yukon wilderness during the harsh winter.     

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Ian Hogg
Directed By:
David Cobham
Hot Tomorrows (1977)
6
3
Hot Tomorrows
6
3
Role:
Parklawn Mortuary (voice)
Starring:
Hervé Villechaize, Victor Argo, Ray Sharkey, George Memmoli,
Directed By:
Martin Brest
Upon This Rock (1970)
6
3
Upon This Rock
6
3
Role:
Michelangelo (voice)
Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans
Directed By:
Harry Rasky
Return to Glennascaul (1953)
7
3
Return to Glennascaul
7
3

Return to Glennascaul is a mystery horror short film which tells the story of a young man who decides to give a lift to two mysterious women. However, later on, for some reason, the man is unable to shake the memory of them. He is shocked when he hears that the women were mother and daughter, who had passed away long ago.

Role:
Narrator / Orson Welles
Starring:
Michael Laurence, Shelah Richards, Helena Hughes, John Dunne
Directed By:
Hilton Edwards
King of Kings (1961)
13
6
King of Kings
13
6

King of Kings is an epic historical film which revolves around the life of Jesus of Nazareth from his birth in Bethlehem to his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. The film also focuses on significant events in his life, such as making cripples walk, making the blind see, multiplying loaves and fishes and so on.

Role:
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Ray Milland, Viveca Lindfors, Jeffrey Hunter, Ron Randell, Siobhan McKenna
Directed By:
Nicholas Ray
Orson Welles and People (1956)
6
3
Orson Welles and People
6
3
Role:
Self - Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Orson Welles
History of the World: Part I (1981)
49
23
History of the World: Part I
R
49
23

Starting from the events of the Old Testament to the Spanish Inquisition to the French Revolution, and lastly the future, this film explains the story of mankind in a comical way. 

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Sid Caesar, Spike Milligan, Mel Brooks, John Hurt, Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise
Directed By:
Duel in the Sun (1946)
13
6
Duel in the Sun
13
6

After her father is executed for shooting his wife and her lover, a half Native-American girl named Pearl, is sent to live with distant relatives in Texas. Although she is welcomed, she is met with hostility from the ranch-owner. She soon attracts the attention of Lewt, son of the ranch owner, who is lustful and unruly, but despite this, Pearl finds herself drawn physically to him as well.

Role:
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, Herbert Marshall
Directed By:
The Double McGuffin (1979)
6
3
The Double McGuffin
PG
6
3

Four schoolchildren uncover a plot to assassinate a visiting dignitary from the Middle East. They inform the police, but they refuse to believe their story. Therefore, they try to save the dignitary’s life and put the bad guys in jail, all by themselves. 

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Elke Sommer, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Browning, George Kennedy
Directed By:
Joe Camp
Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
6
3
Swiss Family Robinson
6
3

William Robinson is a Swiss-born watchmaker living in London, who sets sail along with his wife and three sons on a ship bound for Australia. However, due to a violent storm that approaches, the ship’s crew is thrown overboard. Soon, William Robinson and his family find themselves shipwrecked on a remote island. Far away from civilization, they decide to build a self-sufficient life for themselves.

Role:
Opening Narrator (uncredited)
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell, Tim Holt, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew
Directed By:
Edward Ludwig
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
9
4
Start the Revolution Without Me
PG
9
4
Role:
The Narrator
Starring:
Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Billie Whitelaw, Hugh Griffith
Directed By:
Bud Yorkin
Les seigneurs de la forêt (1958)
5
3
Les seigneurs de la forêt
5
3
Role:
Narrator, English Language Version (voice)
Starring:
Georges Aminel, Jean Desailly, Bert Brauns, Jørn Jeppesen
Directed By:
Heinz Sielmann, Henry Brandt
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
6
4
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
PG
6
4

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is a biographical historical drama film which tells the story of a 17th century mystic, astrologer and physician named Nostradamus. The film also covers historical events that he is credited for predicting.

Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Philip L. Clarke, Ray Laska, Bob Ruggiero, Roy Edmonds
Directed By:
Robert Guenette
High Journey (1959)
5
3
High Journey
5
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Per Buckhøj
Directed By:
Peter Baylis
The Greenstone (1980)
4
3
The Greenstone
4
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
John Riley, Joseph Cory, Nancy Pascoe, Candace Coster
Directed By:
Kevin Irvine
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979)
4
3
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis
4
3
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Chaim Topol, Eiran Baniel, Rolf Brin, Dina Doron, Yehuda Efroni
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab (1974)
6
5
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab
PG
6
5
Role:
U. N. Owen / and the voice of (voice)
Starring:
Charles Aznavour, Richard Attenborough, Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom, Oliver Reed, Stéphane Audran
Directed By:
Peter Collinson
Il grande attacco (1978)
3
4
Il grande attacco
PG
3
4

This war drama film takes us to the time of the Second World War. The film revolves around two families, one German and one American. Sons and fathers of both families are fighting in the war, and the film portrays how it affects their lives. 

Role:
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Henry Fonda, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar
Directed By:
Umberto Lenzi
Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)
1
3
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
PG
1
3

Wealthy, beautiful couple, Caleb and Lutetia Swain, gives birth to deformed ugly twins, Wilbur and Eliza, who actually are an alien brother-sister team sent to solve our planet’s problems. The twins, when their heads are together, are invincible super-intelligent force capable of dealing with any problem. As their circumstances try to keep them apart, will the two continue to help the earth?   

Role:
Aliens' Father (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Marty Feldman, John Abbott, Madeline Kahn, Jim Backus, Jerry Lewis
Directed By:
Steven Paul

Animation Movies

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)
9
2
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
9
2
Role:
Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra (voice)
Starring:
June Foray, Les Tremayne, Michael LeClair, Shepard Menken
Directed By:
Freedom River (1971)
7
2
Freedom River
7
2

Narrated by Orson Welles, this animated short film is a modern day parable about mankind getting along together.  

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Sam Weiss
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
31
12
The Transformers: The Movie
PG
31
12

After a shattering attack on Autobot City that results in death of Optimus Prime, the Autobots valiantly try to fight off the Deceptrons and Galvatron, a regenerated form of Deceptron leader, Megatron. But both Autobots and Deceptrons are at a risk as Unicron, a gigantic planet-devouring transformer, is heading towards Cybertron. Only Autobot’s Matrix of Leadership has the power to stop Unicron.  

Role:
Unicron (voice)
Starring:
Judd Nelson, Corey Burton, Eric Idle, Scatman Crothers, Leonard Nimoy, Gregg Berger, Michael Bell
Directed By:
Nelson Shin
Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977)
6
3
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
6
3

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an animated short film which revolves around the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long voyage. He meets a man who is on the way to attend a wedding ceremony, and the sailor begins to narrate him a story. Initially, he gets bored, but soon it turns to fear and eventually fascination, as the story continues to progress.   

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Larry Jordan
Gurikku no bouken (1984)
6
3
Gurikku no bouken
6
3

This animated musical film tells the story of Glicko, a young chipmunk who lives in the city along with his sister, who hears from a carrier pigeon about the Great Forest, which is the real home of the chipmunks. He decides to set off alone on a journey, and on the way, he encounters various friends and enemies, as he tries to leave the city in search of his legendary homeland.

Role:
Pippo (voice)
Starring:
Jim Backus, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Lionel Wilson
Directed By:
Hideo Nishimaki
Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)
5
3
Is It Always Right to Be Right?
5
3

In an unnamed country resembling the US, two opposing factions, each believing that they are right, are at war against each other. This changes when someone decides to challenge the absolutist view of what is “right”.

Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Diana Hale
Directed By:
Lee Mishkin

TV Shows

Omnibus
9
1
Omnibus
9
1
Starring:
Geraldine Page, Fredric March, Mel Ferrer, James Dean, Elsa Lanchester, Jessica Tandy, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
I Love Lucy
39
7
I Love Lucy
TV-G
39
7
Starring:
Vivian Vance, Harpo Marx, George Reeves, Barbara Eden, Richard Widmark, Claude Akins, Jerry Mathers
Directed By:
William Asher, Marc Daniels, James V. Kern
Shogun
21
5
Shogun
21
5
Role:
 Narrator 5 episodes, 1980
Starring:
Toshiro Mifune, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Chamberlain, Alan Badel, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada
Directed By:
Jerry London
Colgate Theatre
8
2
Colgate Theatre
8
2
Starring:
Jane Russell, Frances Bavier, Walter Brennan, Claudette Colbert, Harry Harvey Jr., Bill Goodwin, Nancy Kulp
Directed By:
Norman Tokar, Orson Welles
Orson Welles' Sketch Book
8
2
Orson Welles' Sketch Book
8
2
Role:
Himself - Host
Directed By:
Orson Welles, Huw Wheldon
Night Gallery
14
4
Night Gallery
TV-PG
14
4
Role:
 Narrator (segment "Silent Snow, Secret Snow") 1 episode, 1971
Starring:
John Carradine, Leslie Nielsen, Diane Keaton, Phyllis Diller, Sally Field, Bert Convy, Sandra Dee
A Woman Called Moses
9
2
A Woman Called Moses
9
2
Role:
 Narrator 2 episodes, 1978
Starring:
Cicely Tyson, John Getz, Jason Bernard, Judyann Elder
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
Great Mysteries
7
2
Great Mysteries
7
2
Role:
Himself - Host / ...
Starring:
Jane Seymour, Joss Ackland, Colin Baker, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach
Directed By:
Alan Gibson, Peter Sasdy, Peter Sykes, Mark Cullingham
The Name of the Game
8
2
The Name of the Game
8
2
Starring:
Carolyn Jones, Harry Dean Stanton, Hal Holbrook, Claudine Longet, Ed Asner, Sal Mineo, Broderick Crawford
Magnum, P.I.
32
11
Magnum, P.I.
32
11
Starring:
Kim Richards, Shannen Doherty, Sharon Stone, Bruce Forsyth, Anthony Newley, Barry Van Dyke, Ted Danson
Directed By:
Around the World with Orson Welles
6
2
Around the World with Orson Welles
6
2
Role:
Himself - Host
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Nella terra di Don Chisciotte
6
2
Nella terra di Don Chisciotte
6
2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Orson Welles
Tales of the Klondike
6
3
Tales of the Klondike
6
3
Role:
 Narrator 7 episodes, 1981
Starring:
Robert Carradine, John Candy, Eva Gabor
Directed By:
Peter Pearson, David Cobham, Claude Fournier, Janine Manatis, Peter Rowe
Ford Star Jubilee
6
3
Ford Star Jubilee
6
3
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Roger Moore, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Jack Lemmon, Charles Laughton, Marion Ross
Directed By:
Tempo
5
3
Tempo
5
3
Starring:
Franco Zeffirelli, David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart
Directed By:
Jim Goddard, Orson Welles, Mike Hodges, Helen Standage, Pamela Lonsdale
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979)
4
3
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis
4
3
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Chaim Topol, Eiran Baniel, Rolf Brin, Dina Doron, Yehuda Efroni

Orson Welles Awards

Academy Awards
Citizen Kane Best Writing, Original Screenplay 1942
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Recording 1979
Winner Best Spoken Word Recording 1977
Winner Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording 1982