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Mr. Arkadin

Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

35mm Print!

“Orson Welles’s Mr. Arkadin (a.k.a. Confidential Report) tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past, leading to a dizzying descent into a cold-war European landscape. The film’s history is also marked by this vertigo. There are at least eight Mr. Arkadins: three radio plays, a novel, several long-lost cuts, and the controversial European release known as Confidential Report. Criterion gathered all of these elements to create this landmark box set—which also includes outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage, and a new comprehensive version of the film—at last unraveling one of cinema’s great mysteries.” – Criterion Collection

Screening as part of our Autumn 2019 series, Weekend Classics: May All Your Christmases Be Noir.


  • Country France/Spain/Switzerland
  • Language English, German, French, and Polish
  • Year 1955
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Director Orson Welles
  • Writer Orson Welles
  • Editor Renzo Lucidi, William Morton, Orson Welles
  • Cinematographer Jean Bourgoin
  • Cast Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff