Citizen Kane

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the lovely dancing ladies, Cotten blows cigar smoke just before a cut to him from the opposite angle. From this angle there is no smoke. This takes place just before Wells throws his jacket to Cotten.

Continuity mistake: When Kane and Susan are speaking in their mansion, Susan is busying herself with jigsaw puzzles. The wide shot shows the jigsaw puzzle almost completed, but Susan's close-up shows the jigsaw puzzle in pieces.


Continuity mistake: When the dancing girls start singing to Charles Kane, there is a frontal shot of Kane sitting next to a man wearing a hat. When the shot changes from being in front of them to being behind them, the man is suddenly no longer wearing the hat. When the shot changes back, he is once again wearing the hat.

Continuity mistake: The scene in which Kane's wife is leaving him, shows one of the suitcases open in a medium shot while all others are closed. She heads for the bedroom door and the shot cuts back wide to Kane standing by the bed. The previously open suitcase is now closed.

Continuity mistake: When Kane is talking to Miss Alexander on her sofa the dramatic lighting changes from the left side of his head to the right. During close ups his left site is lit and his right side is in the dark. When the shot is from the front, showing both actors, Kane is lit from the right leaving the left half of his face dark.

Character mistake: During the dancing girl scene, as they are singing the praises of Kane, the girl to the immediate right sings out of time with the rest of the dancers during the line "His favorite son." Even though she forgets to sing the line, she can be heard singing it a bit too late. (00:41:00)

Louisville Pittman

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Charles Foster Kane: You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.

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Trivia: Steven Spielberg bought the famous 'Rosebud' prop at an auction in 1982 for $60,500. When Orson Welles heard about this, it was reported that his reaction was, 'I thought we burned it.'

Allister Cooper, 2011

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