Citizen Kane (partially found colorized footage of film; late 1980s)

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This article has been tagged as Needing work due to its lack of content (adding the film's plot, for instance) and references.

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A still from the colorized reel.

Status: Partially Found

In 1941, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane was released and received much controversy and praise, from before day one of release to even decades later. During the late 1980s, despite initial claims against it, Ted Turner stated that he wanted to try colorizing the film.

Two companies were reported to be behind colorization of the film, but both of them ceased when it was revealed that one of Orson's last wishes was for Ted Turner to not "deface [his] movie with his crayons". Only the final reel of the film had been colorized before the process stopped, and that entire reel has not surfaced since. However, a few clips of it can be seen in the 1991 documentary The Complete Citizen Kane.



The clip from The Complete Citizen Kane.