movie got it's first public screening at RKO Palace in New York on this day.
to it's opening, Orson Welles, the director, had battled media tycoon William
Randolph Hearst who had attempted to suppress the film, and prevented adverts
for the picture appearing in any of his papers.
was only 25 when he made this picture: he produced, directed and co-wrote it,
as well as being its star.
Kane lost $160,000 on opening, but it broke the mould with a number of it's camera
techniques. Even to this day (2006) it is heralded by many as the greatest movie
comedy review of this film is here]