Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Welles Before He Raised 'Kane'
Amazing NYT story just posted by Dave Kehr on chance discovery--in Spain--of Orson Welles' long-lost first professional film, with the title (not supposed to be dirty, I imagine), Too Much Johnson. It's now being restored, will screen abroad in October and then perhaps show up on the Web. Stars longtime Welles colleague Joseph Cotten, plus Orson in old-age makeup where he looks like Charles Foster Kane.
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