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Would 25-year-old Orson Welles (whose 1941 Citizen Kane staggered Hollywood) go to Brazil and make a film for the United States' anti-Nazi "Good Neighbor Policy"? Welles eagerly agreed, masterminding a complex film that featured three separate stories, each vividly depicting the charm, drama and politics of South American culture. During the course of filming, Welles encountered hazardous locations and an ever-changing cast of studio executives at RKO. After months of arduous shooting, the studio suddenly pulled the plug and shelved the project. Welles never recovered from this and the true story of what happened to him in Brazil was never told.
It is ashtonishing what Welles could do with a simple one shot - presumably it is not even cut together like he wanted, yet the black and white footage is amazing. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Steven
Not his best. A lost film that might have been better off lost.Published 3 months ago by arch campbell
Usual Welles bombast. One can say that Welles brought all his troubles on himself. That he was a boy wonder is undeniable, but this and many of his future products (like "Lady... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bill M
This documentary tells the story of a lost film that Orson Welles filmed in 1942 but never saw released. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
When I saw this movie the first time on the TRIO channel, I was intrigued by the story of how Orson Welles was assigned the task of making "It's All True" as part of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andres Plasencia, Jr.