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Citizen Kane By Herman J. Mankiewicz &
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PROLOGUE FADE IN: EXT. XANADU - FAINT DAWN - 1940 (MINIATURE)
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Window, very small in the distance, illuminated. All around this is an almost totally black screen. Now, as the camera moves slowly towards the window which is almost a postage stamp in the frame, other forms appear; barbed wire, cyclone fencing, and now, looming up against an early morning sky, enormous iron grille work. Camera travels up what is now shown to be a gateway of gigantic proportions and holds on the top of it - a huge initial "K" showing darker and darker against the dawn sky. Through this and beyond we see the fairy-tale mountaintop of Xanadu, the great castle a sillhouette as its summit, the little window a distant accent in the darkness.
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DISSOLVE: A SERIES OF SET -UPS, EACH CLOSER TO THE GREAT WINDOW, ALL TELLING SOMETHING OF: The literally incredible domain of CHARLES FOSTER KANE. Its right flank resting for nearly forty miles on the Gulf Coast, it truly extends in all directions farther than the eye can see. Designed by nature to be almost completely bare and flat - it was, as will develop, practically all marshland when Kane acquired and changed its face - it is now pleasantly uneven, with its fair share of rolling hills and one very goodsized mountain, all man-made. Almost all the land is improved, either through cultivation for farming purposes of through careful landscaping, in the shape of parks and lakes. The castle dominates itself, an enormous pile, compounded of several genuine castles, of European origin, of varying architecture dominates the scene, from the very peak of the mountain. DISSOLVE: GOLF LINKS (MINIATURE) Past which we move. The greens are straggly and overgrown, the fairways wild with tropical weeds, the links unused and
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WHAT WAS ONCE A GOOD-SIZED ZOO (MINIATURE) Of the Hagenbeck type. All that now remains, with one exception, are the individual plots, surrounded by moats, on which the animals are kept, free and yet safe from each other and the landscape at large. (Signs on several of the plots indicate that here there were once tigers, lions, girrafes.) DISSOLVE: THE MONKEY TERRACE (MINIATURE) In the foreground, a great obscene ape is outlined against the dawn murk. He is scratching himself slowly, thoughtfully, looking out across the estates of Charles Foster Kane, to the distant light glowing in the castle on the hill. DISSOLVE: THE ALLIGATOR PIT (MINIATURE) The idiot pile of sleepy dragons. the lighted window. THE LAGOON (MINIATURE) The boat landing sags. An old newspaper floats on the surface of the water - a copy of the New York Enquirer." As it moves across the frame, it discloses again the reflection of the window in the castle, closer than before. THE GREAT SWIMMING POOL (MINIATURE) It is empty. the tank. A newspaper blows across the cracked floor of DISSOLVE:
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THE COTTAGES (MINIATURE) In the shadows, literally the shadows, of the castle. As we move by, we see that their doors and windows are boarded up and locked, with heavy bars as further protection and sealing. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: A DRAWBRIDGE (MINIATURE) Over a wide moat, now stagnant and choked with weeds. We move across it and through a huge solid gateway into a formal garden, perhaps thirty yards wide and one hundred yards deep, which extends right up to the very wall of the castle. The landscaping surrounding it has been sloppy and causal for a long time, but this particular garden has been kept up in perfect shape. As the camera makes its way through it, towards the lighted window of the castle, there are revealed rare and exotic blooms of all kinds. The dominating note is one of almost exaggerated tropical lushness, hanging limp and despairing. Moss, moss, moss. Ankor Wat, the night the last King died. DISSOLVE: THE WINDOW (MINIATURE) Camera moves in until the frame of the window fills the frame of the screen. Suddenly, the light within goes out. This
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stops the action of the camera and cuts the music which has been accompanying the sequence. In the glass panes of the window, we see reflected the ripe, dreary landscape of Mr. Kane's estate behind and the dawn sky. DISSOLVE: INT. KANE'S BEDROOM - FAINT DAWN A very long shot of Kane's enormous bed, silhouetted against the enormous window. DISSOLVE: INT. KANE'S BEDROOM - FAINT DAWN - SNOW SCENE. An incredible one. Big, impossible flakes of snow, a too picturesque farmhouse and a snow man. The jingling of sleigh bells in the musical score now makes an ironic reference to Indian Temple bells - the music freezes -
KANE'S OLD OLD VOICE Rosebud... The camera pulls back, showing the whole scene to be contained in one of those glass balls which are sold in novelty stores all over the world. A hand - Kane's hand, which has been holding the ball, relaxes. The ball falls out of his hand and bounds down two carpeted steps leading to the bed, the camera following. The ball falls off the last step onto the marble floor where it breaks, the fragments glittering in the first rays of the morning sun. This ray cuts an angular pattern across the floor, suddenly crossed with a thousand bars of light as the blinds are pulled across the window. The foot of Kane's bed. The camera very close. Outlined against the shuttered window, we can see a form - the form of a nurse, as she pulls the sheet up over his head. The camera follows this action up the length of the bed and arrives at the face after the sheet has covered it. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. OF A MOTION PICTURE PROJECTION ROOM On the screen as the camera moves in are the words: "MAIN TITLE" Stirring, brassy music is heard on the soundtrack (which, of course, sounds more like a soundtrack than ours.) The screen in the projection room fills our screen as the second title appears: "CREDITS" NOTE: Here follows a typical news digest short, one of the regular monthly or bi-monthly features, based on public events or personalities. These are distinguished from ordinary newsreels and short subjects in that they have a fully developed editorial or storyline. Some of the more obvious characteristics of the "March of Time," for example, as well as other documentary shorts, will be combined to give an authentic impression of this now familiar type of short subject. As is the accepted procedure in these short subjects, a narrator is used as well as explanatory titles. FADE OUT: NEWS DIGEST NARRATOR
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http://www. other names are honored more than Charles Foster Kane's. 19/07/11 01:51 Legendary was the Xanadu where Kubla Kahn decreed his stately pleasure dome (with quotes in his voice) "Where twice five miles of fertile ground." "war-monger. all announcing Kane's death. GREATEST NEWSPAPER TYCOON OF THIS OR ANY OTHER GENERATION. expatriate son.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. they contain variously the words "patriot. for Xanadu's landlord. but not atmospheric to the extreme extent of the Prologue (1940).Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb." surrounded by the reversed rules of mourning. more justly revered.nicely photographed. "blossoms many an incense-bearing tree. An important item in connection with the headlines is that many of them ." "traitor.html Página 4 de 116 ." U." "idealist.A.reveal passionately conflicting opinions about Kane.imsdb. (1940) DISSOLVE: A great number of headlines. a private mountain was commissioned. MORE NEWSWORTHY THAN THE NAMES IN HIS OWN HEADLINES. NEWS BUYERS." "American." Verily." etc. Here. all as they might be photographed by an ordinary newsreel cameraman .Charles Foster Kane. Shot of a huge. Here in a private valley. on the deserts of the Gulf Coast. will be held 1940's biggest. Thus. as in the Coleridge poem. In journalism's history.DAY) DISSOLVE: Series of shots showing various aspects of Xanadu. Pull back to show that it is a picture on the front page of the "Enquirer. successfully built for its landlord. with masthead and headlines.positively not all . set in different types and different styles. all appearing over photographs of Kane himself (perhaps a fifth of the headlines are in foreign languages)." (DROPPING THE QUOTES) Today. strangest funeral. Among publishers. obviously from different papers. almost as legendary is Florida's XANADU . here this week is laid to rest a potent figure of our Century America's Kubla Kahn . second only to James Gordon Bennet the First: his dashing.world's largest private pleasure ground." "pacifist. "a miracle of rare device. CHARLES FOSTER KANE Opening shot of great desolate expanse of Florida coastline (1940 .S. Chicago's Patterson and McCormick." "democrat. screen-filling picture of Kane. TITLE: TO FORTY-FOUR MILLION U.S. with walls and towers were girdled 'round. NARRATOR (dropping the quotes) Here. England's Northcliffe and Beaverbrook. WAS KANE HIMSELF.
often support.publish. if actual newsreel shot unavailable. and England's Chamberlain and Churchill. Artist's painting of Foch's railroad car and peace negotiators.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. First with the news of their Relief of the Sufferers. Walter P. T. Roosevelt and such. 19/07/11 01:51 TITLE: 1895 TO 1940 . Al Smith. Newsreel shots of San Francisco during and after the fire. Shot of a ramshackle building with old-fashioned presses showing through plate glass windows and the name "Enquirer" in oldfashioned gold letters. Kane papers scoop the world on the Armistice . Also. Landon. followed by shots of special trains with large streamers: "Kane Relief Organization." Over these shots superimpose the date 1906. another editorialist and landlord. NARRATOR Denver's Bonfils and Sommes. Theodore Roosevelt. then denounce. No public man whom Kane himself did not support or denounce . New York's late.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. eight hours before competitors.1922 (to be supplied) Headlines. 2.imsdb. WOMAN SUFFRAGE The celebrated newsreel shot of about 1914. Its humble beginnings.1898 (to be supplied) Shots with the date . 3. PROHIBITION Breaking up of a speakeasy and such.html Página 5 de 116 .ALL OF THESE YEARS HE COVERED. feared. complete details of the Armistice teams granted the Germans by Marshall Foch from his railroad car in the Forest of Compeigne. the still mighty and once mightier Hearst. contemporary newreels or stills of the following: 1. recent newsreels of the elderly Kane with such Nazis as Hitler and Goering. a dying dailey Shots with the date . so often spoken . Stalin. MANY OF THESE YEARS HE WAS.A. cartoons. For forty years appeared in Kane newsprint no public issue on which Kane papers took no stand.as Charles Foster Kane. Over this shot sumperimpose the date . LABOR RIOTS Brief clips of old newreel shots of William Jennings Bryan. McKinley. The San Francisco earthquake.1918.V. Thatcher.1910 (to be supplied) Shots with the date . 4. First with Relief of the Sufferers. Great names all of them . Franklin D.but none of them so loved. hated. great Joseph Pulitzer. America's emperor of the news syndicate. First with the news were the Kane papers. (1892) DISSOLVE: http://www.
INVESTIGATOR It is a fact.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane Papers. Thatcher Jr. A similar picture of Mary Kane some four or five years later with her little boy.a map of the USA." recalls a journey he made as a youth. you did go to Colorado? http://www. ocean-liners . 1891-1911 . forests." (1940) Sign reading.. This runs silent under narration. in its glory. causing considerable confusion and embarrassment. How.P." Shot of a large mine going full blast. the wealth of the earth's third richest gold mine. etc. Louis. trains moving in and out. covering the entire screen. Thatcher. Shot of Capitol. a baby alligator has just been placed in his lap.An empire through which for fifty years flowed. apartment buildings. Newsreel close-up of Thatcher.. for years chief target of Kane papers' attack on "trusts... and other partners. Washington." DISSOLVE: An old still shot of Little Salem as it was 70 years ago (identified by copper-plate caption beneath the still). grand old man of Wall Street. Walter P. chimneys belching smoke. THATCHER .html Página 6 de 116 . He is being questioned by some Merry Andrew congressmen. before a Congressional Investigation. is it not. Los Angeles. in an unending stream. The magnificent Enquirer Building of today. etc. (1870) Shot of early tintype stills of Thomas Foster Kane and his wife. however. on their wedding day. St. At this moment. Detroit... a radio network. Starting from New York.. CO . factories.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. screaming "Wuxtry. in Washington D. thirteen magazines. in 1868 was left the supposedly worthless deed to an abandoned mine shaft: The Colorado Lode. An empire upon an empire. A large sign reads "Colorado Lode Mining Co. minature newboys speed madly to Chicago. because of that trivial incident. Famed in American legend is the origin of the Kane fortune.imsdb. Wuxtry. Shot of Congressional Investigating Committee (reproduction of existing J. Charles Foster Kane.. "Little Salem. Atlanta.. El Paso. Mary. the soundtrack of which now fades in.C. He is flanked by his son. 19/07/11 01:51 NARRATOR Kane's empire. paper mills. NARRATOR Fifty-seven years later.. The first of grocery stores. San Francisco. to boarding housekeeper Mary Kane. Thatcher is on the stand.25 MILES. that in 1870. held dominion over thirty-seven newpapers. Walter P. which in animated diagram shows the Kane publications spreading from city to city. Morgan newsreel)... Walter P. by a defaulting boarder.
Kane's own. Charles Foster Kane. A speaker is on the platform above the crowd. Kane for the fortune." http://www. It was her wish that I should take charge of this boy. On platform. NARRATOR That same month in Union Square INVESTIGATOR Is it not a fact that on that occasion. flag-draped. it is my considered belief that Mr. initiative and opportunity for advancement.imsdb. in full ceremonial dress. My firm had been appointed trustees by Mrs. I will read to this committee a prepared statement I have brought with me ." Newsreel of Union Square meeting. THATCHER Mr. the boy personally attacked you after striking you in the stomach with a sled? Loud laughter and confusion. AND WILL BE ONLY ONE THING . THATCHER (reading it) "With full awareness of the meaning of my words and the responsibility of what I am about to say. is . Mr. He is today what he has always been and always will be . Charles Foster Kane. section of crowd carrying banners urging the boycott of Kane papers. which she had recently acquired. please! A young assistant hands him a sheet of paper from a briefcase. Silent newsreel on a windy platform. in every essence of his social beliefs and by the dangerous manner in which he has persistently attacked the American traditions of private property. HAVE BEEN.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.in fact nothing more or less than a Communist. is Charles Foster Kane. He orates silently.AN AMERICAN. 19/07/11 01:51 THATCHER I did. SPEAKER (fading in on soundtrack) .html Página 7 de 116 . TITLE: "I AM. Chairman.and I will then refuse to answer any further questions. in front of the magnificent Enquirer building. Johnson. INVESTIGATOR In connection with the Kane affairs? THATCHER Yes.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.till the words "Charles Foster Kane" are a menace to every working man in this land.A FASCIST! NARRATOR And yet another opinion .
older and much fatter. smashing whatever he can hit.two weeks after his divorce from Emily Norton Kane married Susan Alexander. shots follow each other. the fish of the sea. some in miniature. etc. Kane shaking hands out of frame. Period still of Emily Norton (1900).html Página 8 de 116 . Susan. reporters. New Jersey. Emily Norton . then charges down upon the photographers. NARRATOR Twice married.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Still of architect's sketch with typically glorified "rendering" of the Chicago Municipal Opera House. singer. Cost: three million dollars. the beast of the field and jungle two of each. Kane built Chicago's Municipal Opera House.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. the biggest private zoo since Noah. showing Kane. Shot of ship standing offshore unloading its lighters. one-time opera singing Susan Alexander. Sixteen years after that . NARRATOR One hundred thousand trees. a magnificent fairy-tale estate built on a mountain. NARRATOR For wife two. Xanadu's livestock: the fowl of the air. steamshovels. Kane. Kane looks startled. Shots of vast dredges. flashing by with tremendous noise. some real shots (maybe from the dam projects) of building. (1920) Then shots of its preparation. much later. etc. He looks lonely and unhappy in the midst of the gaiety. seated with his second wife in a nightclub. 19/07/11 01:51 CHARLES FOSTER KANE. very brief.imsdb. Same locale. TITLE: FEW PRIVATE LIVES WERE MORE PUBLIC. by her second marriage.today. twice divorced first to a president's niece. digging. recoils for an instance. twenty thousand tons of marble. laying about him with his stick. the still unfinished Xanadu. chatelaine of the oldest of England's stately homes. Contents of Kane's http://www. train after train. Cost: no man can say. Another newsreel shot. at the Town Hall in Trenton. very tired-looking. In quick succession. DISSOLVE: Reconstructed silent newsreel. Conceived for Susan Alexander Kane. (1917) Shots of truck after truck. some reconstructed. are the ingredients of Xanadu's mountain. half-finished before she divorced him. pouring concrete. and Bernstein emerging from side doorway of City Hall into a ring of press photographers. DISSOLVE: A glamorous shot of the almost-finished Xanadu.
) but all consigned to Charles Foster Kane. Few.the main terrace. molder of mass opinion though he was. in various ways. etc. Few U.conclude with other political observers that one man's press has power enough for himself. clearly recognizable. Spanish-American War shots. etc. pictures. A reconstructed still of Xanadu . Chinese. NARRATOR Kane urged his country's entry into one war.html Página 9 de 116 . (1898) A graveyard in France of the World War and hundreds of crosses. etc. in all his life was never granted elective office by the voters of his country. Xanadu. where they mouldered for years. was called another's assassin. statues. Shots of various authentically worded headlines of American papers since 1895. In their midst.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.the loot of the world. opposed participation in another. are Kane and Susan. Shots of elephants. Florida. HEADLINE: "PRESIDENT SHOT" NARRATOR Kane. the very stones of many another palace. with various kinds of lettering on them (Italian. the best elements of the state behind him . warehouses. 19/07/11 01:51 palace: paintings. have ever run for any office most know better . and once the prize seemed almost his. Insert of a particularly virulent headline and/or cartoon. news publishers have been. Swung the election to one American President at least. zebras. In 1910. Enough for ten museums . shipped to Florida from every corner of the earth. from trains.at different periods in its development rising out of the sands. as Independent Candidate for governor.the White House seemingly the next easy step in a lightning political career - http://www. from other Kane houses. being herded. like one-time Congressman Hearst. FOR THE PAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. shipped. Shots of packing cases being unloaded from ships. TITLE: FROM XANADU. More shots as before. MANY OF THE NATIONS DESTINIES SHAPED. Thus. Kane's papers might never have survived . only this time we see (in miniature) a large mountain . Arabian. apes.S.had not the President. (1919) Old newsreels of a political campaign. from trucks.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. unloaded. ALL KANE ENTERPRISES HAVE BEEN DIRECTED.imsdb. But Kane papers were once strong indeed. A group of persons in clothes of the period of 1917.
being perambulated through his rose garden.less than one week before election . hand upraised to silence the crowd. age five. the destinies of a nation that has ceased to listen to him . THE DUMMY BEARS A GROTESQUE. but rather jumpy and obviously bootlegged. seldom visited. As to all publishers. alongside of speaker's table.html Página 10 de 116 . (1910) The front page of a contemporary paper .. ignominious .then shots inside the vast auditorium. swathed in summer rugs. more sold.. as he once did. entirely modern.alone in his never-finished... to Munsey and Hearst it did . Once more repeat the map of the USA 1932-1939. already decaying. They are acknowledging the cheers of the crowd.. (1935) NARRATOR http://www. Then.imsdb.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. a desolate figure in the sunshine. 19/07/11 01:51 NIGHT SHOT OF CROWD BURNING CHARLES FOSTER KANE IN EFFIGY. with Kane...a paper closes! For Kane. (1940) Series of shots. The door of a newspaper office with the signs: "Closed.. (Silent Shot) (1910) Newreel shot of dignitaries on platform. (1910) FADE OUT: TITLE: IN POLITICS . Suddenly. in four short years: collapse! Eleven Kane papers.to Bennett.. in the third year of the Great Depression.defeat that set back for twenty years the cause of reform in the U. aloof. SHOTS OF XANADU.. the cartoon goes into reverse. Charles Foster Kane continued to direct his falling empire . vainly attempting to sway. forever cancelled political chances for Charles Foster Kane.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Twin phots of Kane and Susan. NEVER A BRIDE Newsreel shots of great crowds streaming into a building Madison Square Garden . the empire begins to shrink. at one end of which is a huge picture of Kane. Kane and young Howard Kane.. it sometimes must ." NARRATOR Then four long years more .a screaming headline. (1910) Shot of box containing the first Mrs.. never photographed. beaming. (Silent Shot) (1910) NARRATOR Then. suddenly .defeat! Shameful. COMIC RESEMBLANCE TO KANE. WHICH BURN UP AND THEN DOWN. pleasure palace. IT IS TOSSED INTO THE FLAMES. showing Kane in a bath chair.closeup of Kane delivering a speech. scrapped Newreel shot .. ceased to trust him.ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID.S. illustrating the narrator's words. (1910) Printed title about Depression. four Kane magazines merged.
All his enterprises are represented in the projection room.black against the image of Kane's face on the screen. shadows. taking in the interior of a dark projection room. and the phone. only after the first few lines of encuring dialogue have been spoken. This action occurs. A VOICE See what Arthur Ellis wrote about him in the American review? THIRD MAN I read it. A MAN'S VOICE It's a tough thing to do in a newsreel.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. THE VOICE (its owner is already leaning across the table. to Charles Foster Kane. DISSOLVE: Cabinent Photograph (Full Screen) of Kane as an old. that great man. A Third Man is on the telephone. old man. I'll tell you if we want to run it again. holding a piece of paper under the desk http://www. with a long throw to the screen. is present also and will shortly speak up. It is The image of Kane as an old man remains constant on the screen as camera pulls back. NOTE: These are the editors of a "News Digest" short. This image remains constant on the screen (as camera pulls back.DAY A fairly large one. death came death came to sit upon of America's Kubla Khan as it must to all men. dark. sillhouettes and the big. 19/07/11 01:51 Last week. slowly taking in and registering Projection Room. all set-ups are to be planned very carefully to exclude the element of personality from this scene. bright image of Kane himself on the screen. a silhouette is thrown on the screen. PROJECTION ROOM . (hangs up) THOMPSON'S VOICE Well? A short pause. Rawlston walks toward camera and out of the picture. Actually. The shadows of the men speaking appear as they rise from their chairs . During the entire course of this scene. but fails. the throne last week. which is expressed entirely by voices. Sections of their bodies are picked out by a table light. We see a corner of his head THIRD MAN (at phone) Stand by. Others are rising.html Página 11 de 116 . and their faces and bodies are themselves thrown into silhouette against the brilliant slanting rays of light from the projection room.imsdb. apparently does its best to follow action and pick up faces. however. and Rawlston himself. nobody's face is really seen. and of the Rawlston magazines.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Camera during all of this. Seventy years of a man's life Murmur of highly salaried assent at this. INT.
19/07/11 01:51 light and reading from it) Listen: Kane is dead. the morals of a bootlegger.motivation. Thompson! Build the picture around the question.html Página 12 de 116 . Louis.. RAWLSTON What were the last words he said on earth? Thompson.no longer secure. RAWLSTON What were Kane's last words? A silence greets this. THOMPSON Yes. and maybe he didn't. even if you can't answer it. appreciating his point) Maybe he told us on his death bed. THOMPSON I know.imsdb. and the manners of a pasha. RAWLSTON Ask the question anyway. If you ask me ANOTHER VOICE Charles Foster Kane was a. what was he? What we've just seen are the outlines of a career . but RAWLSTON (riding over him like any other producer) http://www. for that matter. ANOTHER VOICE That's what Arthur Ellis is writing now. Thirty years ago.. RAWLSTON'S VOICE Just a minute! Camera moves to take in his bulk outlined against the glow from the projection room.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Then observations are made almost simultaneous. but it needs character SOMEBODY'S VOICE Motivation RAWLSTON That's it . What made Kane what he was? And. when Kane gave him his chance to clean up Detroit and Chicago and St.what's behind the career? What's the man? Was he good or bad? Strong or foolish? Tragic or silly? Why did he do all those things? What was he after? (then. He contributed to the journalism of his day .the talent of a mountebank.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane was the greatest guy in the world. He and his kind have almost succeeded in transforming a once noble profession into a seven percent security . you've made us a good short.
com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.look how he raised salaries. He's been loved and hated and talked about as much as any man in our time .or John Doe? A VOICE I know people worked for Kane will tell you . Rawlston. RAWLSTON Thompson! RAWLSTON But what was the race? http://www. they ought to hang him up like a dog." What does that mean? ANOTHER VOICE A racehorse he bet on once.not only in the newspaper business . huh? (derisively) Dies calling for Rosebud! RAWLSTON Here's a man who might have been President. Thompson . There is a short silence.html Página 13 de 116 . what were Kane's dying words? RAWLSTON (with disgust) Rosebud! A little ripple of laughter at this. Mr. which is promptly silenced by Rawlston.but when he comes to die. he's got something on his mind called "Rosebud.imsdb. 19/07/11 01:51 All we saw on that screen was a big American A VOICE One of the biggest. RAWLSTON (without pausing for this) But how is he different from Ford? Or Hearst for that matter? Or Rockefeller . You don't want to forget ANOTHER VOICE You take his labor record alone. probably. RAWLSTON That's right. that didn't come in Rosebud! All right.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. A VOICE Tough guy. SOMEBODY'S VOICE (hesitant) Yes.a man's dying words SOMEBODY'S VOICE What were they? Silence. RAWLSTON I tell you.
we photograph only Thompson's back. RAWLSTON (rising) Good! The camera from behind him.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.ATLANTIC CITY . sir.. who hated his guts (pauses) I don't mean go through the City Directory. who loved him..."EL RANCHO" . CHEAP CABARET . spelled out in neon. those two wives.. of course The Third Man gives a hearty "yes-man" laugh.html Página 14 de 116 .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Bernstein. FADE OUT: NOTE: Now begins the story proper .. Two weeks if you have to.the seach by Thompson for the facts about Kane . That manager of his .imsdb. He is the personification of the search for the truth about Charles Foster Kane.his researches . had worked for him. RAWLSTON'S VOICE It'll probably turn out to be a very simple thing. throughout the picture. 19/07/11 01:51 THOMPSON Yes.NIGHT 1940 (MINIATURE) .RAIN The first image to register is a sign: "EL RANCHO" FLOOR SHOW SUSAN ALEXANDER KANE TWICE NIGHTLY These words. THOMPSON I'll get to it right away.he's only been dead four days it might be better than if RAWLSTON (decisively) Nothing is ever better than finding out what makes people tick. THOMPSON (feebly) But don't you think if we release it now . all the people who knew him.. RAWLSTON Hold this thing up for a week. Until then. glow out of the darkness at the end of the fade out. He is not until the final scene a "character". Rawlston.the little guy. He is the investigator. shoulders. It is important to remember always that only at the very end of the story is Thompson himself a personality. his interviews with the people who knew Kane. or his shadow . outlines his back against Kane's picture on the screen. Mr. FADE IN: EXT. Go after the people that knew Kane well. Then there is lightning which reveals http://www.sometimes we only record his voice.
com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Thompson? THOMPSON (staring to sit down) I'll have a highball. enormously generous evening dress.. Her eyes. A light glows from a skylight. "EL RANCO" CABARET . Thompson. Thunder again. drinking by herself.. are bleared and watery. DISSOLVE: INT.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. It is Susie. is now very loud.html Página 15 de 116 . she throws a crink into ther mouth. THE CAPTAIN (seeing his chance) Right away. John. SUSAN Get out of here! (almost hysterical) http://www. and faintly the sound of music from within. his back to the camera. moves into the picture in the close foreground. Through the splashes of rain. cheaply blonded. Miss Alexander. Will you have something. Thompson. finishing the drink she started to take above. trying to look much younger. THOMPSON If you'd just let me talk to you for a little while. speaking across her to Thompson. Miss Alexander. A Captain appears behind Susie. Directly below us at a table sits the lone figure of a woman. Blinking up into Thompson's face. SUSAN (to the Captain) I want another drink. SUSAN (so insistently as to make Thompson change his mind and stand up again) Who told you you could sit down here? THOMPSON Oh! I thought maybe we could have a drink together? SUSAN Think again! There is an awkward pause as Thompson looks from her to the Captain. The music. You mind yours. Mr. we see through the skylight down into the interior of the cabaret.imsdb.NIGHT Medium shot of the same woman as before. SUSAN Why don't you people let me alone? I'm minding my own business. of course. THE CAPTAIN (a Greek) This is Mr. She is fifty. which she thinks is keeping commandingly on his. 19/07/11 01:51 a squalid roof-top on which the sign stands. Low thunder from outside. in a cheap. The camera moves to this and closes in. All I want to ask you. Susan looks up into Thompson's face.
Why. THE WAITER Another double? THE CAPTAIN (after a moment. Thompson. They walk to the door. THOMPSON She's plastered. Mr. THOMPSON I'm not from a newspaper exactly. pityingly) Yes. who thinks she is looking at him steelily. He is shown seated on one of those improbable Edwin Booth chairs and is looking down. Sooner. you might be able to help me. As a matter of fact.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. I'm sorry. Thatcher himself executed in expensive marble. The Captain pockets it. Kane as about anybody. THE CAPTAIN Thank you.I asked her. THE CAPTAIN She's just not talking to anybody from the newspapers. We move down off of this. he realizes his error. When she used to talk about Kane .imsdb. sir.html Página 16 de 116 .about Rosebud? THE CAPTAIN Rosebud? Thompson has just handed him a bill. isn't she? THE CAPTAIN She'll snap out of it. Say. He nods and walks off. THATCHER MEMORIAL LIBRARY .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. when it was in all the papers . yesterday afternoon. THOMPSON I'll come down in a week or so and see her again. showing the impressive pedestal on http://www. I They have come upon a waiter standing in front of a booth. who shrugs his shoulders. following the Captain out the door. until he died. THE CAPTAIN (to the waiter) Get her another highball. THOMPSON Maybe some other time - If he thought he would get a response from Susan.DAY An excruciatingly noble interpretation of Mr. his stone eyes fixed on the camera. She never heard of Rosebud. 19/07/11 01:51 Get out! Get out! Thompson looks at the Captain.did she ever happen to say anything . she'd just as soon talk about Mr.
to the chapter dealing with Mr.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. the person of Bertha Anderson.imsdb. is standing before her. During this. The guard has. mahogany table in the center of everything. Thatcher's unpublished memoirs. in a khaki uniform. The words. Thompson. Beyond this is to be seen. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. I'll take him in now. He brings it to Bertha as if he were the guardian of a bullion shipment. Bertha places it reverently on the table before Thompson.THATCHER MEMORIAL LIBRARY . 19/07/11 01:51 which the monument is founded. the door opens in and we see past Thompson's shoulders the length of the room.html Página 17 de 116 . THOMPSON That's all right. Immediately below the inscription we encounter. THE VAULT ROOM . with a revolver holster at his hip. follows. in a medium shot. As we dissolve in. Illumination from a skylight above adds to the general air of expensive and classical despair.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. with a bit of a sigh. The floor is marble. THOMPSON That's all I'm interested in. Bertha is on the phone. it is our understanding. Under no circumstances are direct quotations from his manuscript to be used by you. GUARD Yes. (hangs up and looks at Thompson) The directors of the Thatcher Library have asked me to remind you again of the condition under which you may inspect certain portions of Mr. Bertha has been speaking. BERTHA (to Thompson) You will confine yourself.DAY A room with all the warmth and charm of Napolean's tomb. Everything very plain. manish spinnster. "Walter Parks Thatcher" are prominently and elegantly engraved thereon. sunk in the marble wall at the far end of the room. Kane. Without watching whether he is following her or not. is extracting the journal of Walter P. his hat in his hand. BERTHA You will be required to leave this http://www. Jennings. very much made out of marble and very gloomy. delivered the precious journal. and there is a gigantic. BERTHA (into phone) Yes. BERTHA You may come with me. BERTHA (to the guard) Pages eighty-three to one hundred and forty-two. Thatcher. the safe from which a guard. an elderly. Thompson. by this time. seated behind her desk. she rises and starts towards a distant and imposingly framed door. Miss Anderson.
The guard shakes his head. neatly and precisely written: "CHARLES FOSTER KANE WHEN THESE LINES APPEAR IN PRINT. Just as we take her in she speaks: MRS. Charles But Charles. PARLOR . Charles! THATCHER'S VOICE Mrs.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Thompson bends over to read the manuscript. aged five (almost like an animated cartoon). He is in the act of throwing a snowball at the camera. same angle as in previous scene. In the same position of the last word in above Insert. Now Camera pulls back. FIFTY YEARS AFTER MY DEATH. THE FACTS ARE SIMPLE. A GOOD DEAL OF NONSENSE HAS APPEARED ABOUT MY FIRST MEETING WITH KANE. ASSUMING THAT HE IS NOT THEN COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN.imsdb.. Kane. MRS. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE .. 19/07/11 01:51 room at four-thirty promptly. On the last words." The camera has not held on the entire page. INT. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE WHOLE WORLD WILL AGREE WITH MY OPINION OF CHARLES FOSTER KANE.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE HIGH CLASS MEALS AND LODGING INQUIRE WITHIN Charles Kane's snowball hits the sign.on the house featuring a large sign reading: MRS.html Página 18 de 116 . is oblivious to this and is running away. KANE (calling out) Be careful. WHEN HE WAS SIX YEARS OLD. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE .DAY The white of a great field of snow. and we are inside the parlor of the boardinghouse. IN THE WINTER OF 1870. the frame of the window appearing. With a sigh. We see only the field of snow again. She leaves. appears the tiny figure of Charles Foster Kane. worn and kind.MRS. but the window-frame is not cut into scene. out of scene.DAY Camera is angling through the window. KANE (Calling out the window almost on top of this) Pull your muffler around your neck. WHICH I REGARD AS EXTREMELY LIKELY. Camera moves down over his shoulder onto page of manuscript. aged about 28. is looking out towards her son. Charles is manufacturing another snowball.. It sails toward us and over our heads. Mrs. deliriously happy in the snow.. Reverse angle . the white page of the paper DISSOLVES INTO: EXT. seen from the angle of a parlor window. It has been following the words with the same action that the eye does the reading.a strong face. Manuscript. Mrs. Kane turns into camera and we see her face . Kane MRS. Thompson starts to light a cigarette. http://www.
MRS. Kane. Graves left here are made out to Mrs. Jim. Kane has met his eye. father has a right to THATCHER (annoyed) Mr.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. MRS. has been groomed as elegantly as is likely for this meeting ever since daybreak. Kane. THATCHER The Bank's decision in all matters concerning his education. KANE I'll sign those papers KANE SR. I don't hold with signing my boy away to any bank as guardian just because MRS. If I want to. The idea of a bank being the guardian Mrs. already very expensive and conservative looking. Thatcher KANE SR. who is the assistant curator in a livery stable. KANE (even more quietly) I want you to stop all this nonsense. Kane Sr. are the sole owner. THATCHER We will assume full management of the Colorado Lode . (clears his throat) KANE SR. both have turned to him and the camera pulls back still further. Well. Kane. Hers to do with as she pleases KANE SR.'s voice. He is 26 and. MRS. You people seem to forget that I'm the boy's father.html Página 19 de 116 . KANE It's going to be done exactly the way I've told Mr. http://www. a very stuffy young man. as might be expected. even in Colorado. Her triumph over him finds expression in his failure to finish his sentence. At the sound of Kane Sr. I can go to court. KANE (quietly) I want you to stop all this nonsense. showing Thatcher standing before a table on which is his stove-pipe hat and an imposing multiplicity of official-looking documents. Mrs.of which you.imsdb.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. in her name. 19/07/11 01:51 THATCHER'S VOICE think we'll have to tell him now Camera now pulls back further. From outside the window can be heard faintly the wild and cheerful cries of the boy. the certificates that Mr. Jim. blissfully cavorting in the snow. his place of residence and similar subjects will be final.. taking him in.
Mrs. Well. Up and at 'em! The Union forever! INT. which is counter to his own. and gets up and advances another five feet before getting on his knees again. Thatcher is aware both of the boy's voice. He stops his speech.the principal as well as all monies earned . Mary. let's give it to 'em! He throws two snowballs. Kane looks at him slowly.'s position at the window. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE .html Página 20 de 116 . As he pauses.anyon'd think I hadn't been a good husband and a Mrs. KANE (has been reading past Thatcher's shoulder as he talked) Where do I sign. It is. of course has had her other ear bent in the direction of the boy's voice. THATCHER The sum of fifty thousand dollars a year is to be paid to yourself and Mr. seen from Kane Sr. MRS.is to http://www.MRS. and of Mrs. Kane's divided attention. KANE If the rebels want a fight boys. let's hope it's all for the best. KANE SR. Kane. KANE SR. KANE The terms are underconditional surrender. KANE Go on. Kane puts pen to the paper and signs. Kane Sr.DAY Kane Sr. Kane as long as you both live. missing widely. EXT. I'm asking you for the last time .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Mrs. Thatcher - Mrs. closes the window. He is advancing on the snowman. but chokes down his opinion. Thatcher? THATCHER Right here.imsdb. and thereafter the survivor Mrs. Mr. 19/07/11 01:51 Kane Sr. THATCHER (over the boy's voice) Everything else . MRS. PARLOR . MRS.DAY Kane Jr. snowballs in his hands. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE . listening to Thatcher. KANE SR. opens his mouth once or twice. Kane lifts the quill pen. Kane.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. dropping to one knee the better to confound his adversary. Mr. genteelly walks over to close the window.. (sulkily) Don't say I didn't warn you. as if to say something.
having opened the door. MRS.DAY Kane. shoulders thrown back like one who bears defeat bravely. I'd have brought him along with me. Kane rises and goes to the window.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. follows him.. until his twenty-fifth birthday.DAY Mrs. EXT. Kane. Charles Foster Kane. Mr. seen from Mrs.MRS. PARLOR . tightens his lips and follows Mrs. in the snow-covered field. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE . Sr. at which time he is to come into complete possession.. with one snowball left which he is holding back in his right hand. has no idea of how to comfort her. He takes a look at Kane Sr.. He is now within ten feet of the snowman. two-story frame building. She starts for the hall day. in the background. KANE H'ya. THATCHER I've arranged for a tutor to meet us in Chicago. KANE Go on. Kane has paid no attention to him and. he is holding the sled in his hand.html Página 21 de 116 Kane . Mrs.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KANE You can't lick Andy Jackson! Hickory. Kane's position at the window. Mrs. MRS. Thatcher is now standing at her side. coming toward him. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE . The Kane house. Kane. Kane. Kane at the window. as before. 19/07/11 01:51 be administered by the bank in trust for your son. Mrs. just about to make the little run that prefaces a belly-flop. is a dilapidated. Kane looks up as he sees the single file procession. with a wooden outhouse. well wide of the mark and falls flat on his stomach. Kane at its head. THATCHER'S VOICE It's nearly five. starting to crawl carefully toward the snowman. His voice. MRS.DAY Kane Jr. don't you think I'd better meet the boy INT. Kane smiles. shabby. is already well into the hall that leads to the side door of the house. Mom. ill at ease. With the snowman between him and the house. KANE'S BOARDINGHOUSE . Mrs. but you were so anxious to keep everything secret He stops as he realizes that Mrs. is heard with overtones of the boy's. that's me! Old He fires his snowball. Thatcher. Thatcher continues as she opens the window. EXT.imsdb. KANE I've got his trunk all packed (she chokes a little) I've it packed for a couple of weeks She can't say anymore. KANE (gesturing at the snowman) http://www.
Charles KANE Where'm I going? KANE SR. KANE Mr. He comes from the east. KANE Why aren't you comin' with us. my name is Mr. Charlie! You're going to be rich. Thatcher is going to take you on a trip with him tonight. You'll probably be the richest man in America someday and you ought to - http://www.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.imsdb.that is. 19/07/11 01:51 See. You're going to see Chicago and New York ..html Página 22 de 116 .she and I have decided that this isn't the place for you to grow up in. Thatcher from now on. re . You and I have got to get you all ready for . Mom? I took the pipe out of his mouth. Charles. Thatcher? THATCHER (heartily) He certainly is. maybe. Isn't he. You're going to live with Mr. KANE We have to stay here. Hello. That's the train with all the lights.for THATCHER Charles. Mom? THATCHER Your mother won't be going right away. KANE SR. KANE SR. You'll be leaving on Number Ten.and Washington.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. son. maybe I'll make some teeth and MRS. Your Ma figures . KANE Hello. Thatcher MRS. Mom? MRS. KANE You better come inside. Charles? KANE SR.. Mr. Charlie! MRS. Charles. KANE This is Mr. KANE You goin'. KANE SR. Pop. Charles. Hello. THATCHER How do you do. Thatcher. If it keeps on snowin'. I wish I were a little boy and going to make a trip like that for the first time.
KANE You won't be lonely.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KANE It's all right. (extends his hand. Kane puts her arms around him. Sleds are to .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Yes. THATCHER Come on. THATCHER (with a sickly grin) You almost hurt me. Kane kicks him in the ankle. Charles. Kane looks slowly at Mr. Let's shake hands. spinning http://www. Kane. Sorry. THATCHER We're going to have a lot of good times together. Without a word. 19/07/11 01:51 MRS.NIGHT (STOCK OR MINIATURE) Old-fashioned railroad wheels underneath a sleeper. As Mom! MRS. DISSOLVE: 1870 . gasping. Charles hits him in the stomach with the sled. KANE That's what you think. Jim? KANE SR..imsdb. Charles.. KANE SR. Really we are. Thatcher! What the kid needs is a good thrashing! MRS. now! I'm not as frightening as all that! Let's shake. Charles. he does. is it. KANE Charles! He throws himself on her. When we get to New York. what do you say? He reaches out for Charles's hand. we'll get you a sled that will He's near enough to try to put a hand on Kane's shoulder. Kane stares at him. Charles. occasionally bending over to rub his ankle. Charles. Thatcher stumbles back a few feet. KANE (frightened) Mom! Slowly Mrs. MRS. KANE (slowly) That's why he's going to be brought up where you can't get at him. Charles. his arms around her. (moves towards him) Sleds aren't to hit people with.html Página 23 de 116 .to sleigh on.. Charles continues to look at him) Now. MRS. Thatcher is looking on indignantly. it's all right. Mrs.. Mr.
annoyance. Thatcher. IRRESPONSIBLE. A COMMON ADVENTURER. Kane (stops. UNSCRUPULOUS. Kane. is crying with heartbreaking sobs.is off the Jersey Coast.imsdb. Thatcher? THATCHER How do you do? BERNSTEIN We just had a wire from Cuba. 19/07/11 01:51 along the track.this armada .DAY Close-up on printed headline which reads: "ENEMY ARMADA OFF JERSEY COAST" Camera pulls back to reveal Thatcher holding the "Enquirer" copy. He stops when he sees Thatcher.html Página 24 de 116 . ENQUIRER CITY ROOM . sympathy and inability to handle the situation. with a look of mingled exasperation. Mr. SPOILED. I just try everything I can think of. words: We pick up the "HE WAS. KANE Mr. He is standing near the editorial round table around which a section of the staff. embarrassed) http://www. including Reilly. DISSOLVE: INT. Bernstein." You know you haven't the slightest proof that this . TRAIN .OLD-FASHIONED DRAWING ROOM . KANE Mom! Mom! DISSOLVE OUT: The white page of the Thatcher manuscript. Mr.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KANE Can you prove it isn't? Bernstein has come into the picture." The words are followed by printed headline on "Enquirer" copy (as in following scene). He has a cable in his hand. his face in the pillow. I REPEAT. looking at Kane. Leland and Kane are eating lunch. Mr. Mr.NIGHT Thatcher. on which we read the headline.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. is standing alongside a berth. THATCHER (reading headline of paper he is still holding) "Enemy Armada Off Jersey Coast. Thatcher BERNSTEIN How are you. THATCHER (coldly) Is that really your idea of how to run a newspaper? KANE I don't know how to run a newspaper. INT.
Mr. because he's working on an expense account and we're not. Mr.I'll provide the war. MIKE Right away. KANE http://www. Thatcher is one of our most devoted readers. BERNSTEIN That's fine. grinning at Thatcher.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.about the Enquirer's campaign against the Metropolitan Transfer Company.html Página 25 de 116 Send it .imsdb. we'll have to make it shorter than his. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE That's all right. BERNSTEIN Right away. KANE Dear Wheeler (pauses a moment) You provide the prose poems . You see! word THATCHER There hasn't been a true KANE I think we'll have to send our friend Wheeler a cable. Mr. Bernstein. Kane. Let me see (snaps his fingers) Mike! MIKE (a fairly tough customer prepares to take dictation. THATCHER I came to see you. KANE I rather like it myself. Kane. Of course. Bernstein. Mr. Kane looks up. he decides to make one last try. right away. Laughter from the boys and girls at the table. who is bursting with indignation but controls himself. He knows what's wrong with every issue since I've taken charge.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. We have no secrets from our readers. Mike and Bernstein leave. What's the cable? BERNSTEIN (reading) The food is marvelous in Cuba the senoritas are beautiful stop I could send you prose poems of palm trees and sunrises and tropical colors blending in far off landscapes but don't feel right in spending your money for this stop there's no war in Cuba regards Wheeler. After a moment of indecision. Charles. about your . his mouth still full of food) Go ahead. Mr.
They're KANE The trouble is.html Página 26 de 116 .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.your senseless attack on everything and everybody who's got more than ten cents in his pocket. his paper should be run out of town and a committee should be formed to boycott him.I'll let you in on a little secret. You may. Thatcher. you don't realize you're talking to two people. of a fact you seem to have forgotten. it is also my pleasure . You are yourself one of the largest individual stockholders. KANE'S OFFICE . I think I'm the man to do it. 19/07/11 01:51 Won't you step into my office. isn't everything I've been saying in the Enquirer about the traction trust absolutely true? THATCHER (angrily) They're all part of your general attack . my time is too valuable for me KANE On the other hand (his manner becomes serious) I am the publisher of the Enquirer. Thatcher. INT. looks at him.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. who has eighty-two thousand. if you can form such a committee.imsdb.mad pirates because. THATCHER I think I should remind you. Charles. KANE As Charles Foster Kane. Charles Foster Kane is a dangerous scoundrel. Thatcher. put me down for a contribution of one thousand dollars. KANE Mr. They come in together. THATCHER (angrily) Charles. You http://www. Thatcher? They cross the City Room together. I do have a rough idea of my holdings I sympathize with you. God help them. it is my duty . they have no one to look after their interests! I'll let you in on another little secret. Mr.you see.to see to it that decent. Mr. As such. Kane moves around behind his desk.DAY Kane holds the door open for Thatcher. hard-working people of this city are not robbed blind by a group of money . Thatcher doesn't understand. six hundred and thirty-one shares of Metropolitan Transfer . Mr.
Could I not suggest to you that it is unwise for you to continue this philanthropic enterprise (sneeringly) this Enquirer . KANE If I don't defend the interests of the underprivileged.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Thatcher? You ought to learn (humming quietly. Very prominent on this wall is of Thatcher in the best Union League MISS ANDERSON You have enjoyed a very rare privilege. You're not Rosebud.imsdb. Tell me something.html Well. Thatcher glares at him. he continues to dance) Thatcher puts on his hat. too. Charles. Miss Anderson.DAY Thompson . Página 27 de 116 . I have money and property Thatcher doesn't understand him. Mr. missing his face as confront Miss Anderson. KANE Do you know how to tap. 19/07/11 01:51 see.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. DISSOLVE: INT. unable to answer. who has come out. THE VAULT ROOM . he is his shoulder to hold on he rises and turns to into the room to shoo him an over-sized oil painting Club renaissance style. Mr. closing the manuscript. Thatcher thinks maybe the point has registered. somebody else will . Did you find what you were looking for? THOMPSON No. young man. are you? MISS ANDERSON What? THOMPSON I didn't think you were.at the desk.maybe somebody without any money or any property and that would be too bad. With a gesture of annoyance. THATCHER I happened to see your consolidated statement yesterday. You know.THATCHER MEMORIAL LIBRARY .that is costing you one million dollars a year? KANE You're right. http://www. Kane starts to dance. Thatcher (starts tapping quietly) at the rate of a million a year we'll have to close this place in sixty years. We did lose a million dollars last year. KANE We expect to lost a million next year. Camera arcs quickly around from over door behind him.
about the paper THOMPSON .and on it. scandalized. always an undersized Jew. A white dress she had on . I was crossing over to Jersey on a ferry and as we pulled out. And now it's after the end.. He puts his hat on his head and starts out.We thought maybe. watches him. and THOMPSON Not some girl he knew casually and then remembered after fifty years.ENQUIRER SKYSCRAPER . Under it sits Bernstein..as he was dying BERNSTEIN That Rosebud? Maybe some girl? There were a lot of them back in the early days. (triumphantly) See what I mean? http://www. aged about sixty-five. What do you want to know? THOMPSON (still explaining) Well. (remembers the name) Mr. Mr. on his death bed BERNSTEIN You're pretty young.but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl. back in 1896. Over the picture are crossed American flags. You take me. the back of Thompson's head and his shoulders come into the picture. A fellow will remember things you wouldn't think he'd remember. showing it is a framed photograph on the wall. back of his desk. BERNSTEIN'S OFFICE .imsdb.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Bernstein. young fellow.and she was carrying a white pastrol . now seems even smaller than in his youth. Mr. He is bald as an egg. there was another ferry pulling in (slowly) . lighting a cigarette as he goes.html Página 28 de 116 . you were with Mr. Bernstein. One day. I got nothing but time .DAY Closeup of a still of Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 thanks for the use of the hall. BERNSTEIN (wryly) Who's a busy man? Me? I'm Chairman of the Board. Thompson.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.and I only saw her for one second and she didn't see me at all . with remarkably intense eyes. (turns to Thompson) Anything you want to know about him . Camera pulls back. if we can find out what he meant by that last word . As camera continues to travel back. there was a girl waiting to get off. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. spry. Miss Anderson. Kane from the very beginning BERNSTEIN From before the beginning.
. so what are you doing about this "Rosebud.DAY http://www.. I went down to Atlantic City BERNSTEIN Susie? I called her myself the day after he died. BERNSTEIN It's not trick to make an awful lot of money if all you want is to make a lot of money. I thought maybe somebody ought to. but I've been through that stuff of Walter Thatcher's.html Página 29 de 116 . I'm calling on you. Kane got control of his own money. That kind fellow you can fool every day the week . BERNSTEIN Who else you been to see? THOMPSON Well.imsdb. THOMPSON I'm going back there. BERNSTEIN Who else did you see? THOMPSON Nobody else... Kane's twenty-fifth birthday. BERNSTEIN'S OFFICE .. Such a fool like Thatcher I tell you. You know. Thompson. seeming to see something as he talks. (his eyes get reflective) Thatcher! Bernstein looks out of the window and keeps on looking. That journal of his BERNSTEIN Thatcher! That man was the biggest darn fool I ever met THOMPSON He made an awful lot of money." Mr. Kane. when Mr. THOMPSON I'm calling on people who knew Mr.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. nobody's business! He in of in DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT..com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. BERNSTEIN never knew there was anything the world but money. sure.and twice on Sundays! (reflectively) The time he came to Rome for Mr. (sadly) She couldn't even come to the 'phone. THOMPSON You know why? She was so BERNSTEIN Sure. 19/07/11 01:51 (smiles) Well.
Bernstein. Kane . and she was terrible. Eveybody is tense and expectant. BERNSTEIN He knew what he wanted.html Página 30 de 116 . 19/07/11 01:51 Bernstein speaking to Thompson. then slowly) I might make him nervous. They called us the "Three Musketeers. Mr. Mr. even for me. is waiting anxiously with a little group of Kane's hirelings.you were great friends back in the old days. Kane was a genius like he said. as we DISSOLVE: INT. The room is almost empty. this friend of his. Kane was a big man in those days. why don't you. BERNSTEIN Go in and ask him to hurry. Nobody is at work at the desks. Kane did. Like that night the opera house of his opened in Chicago. Kane took the leading part in the opera. most of them in evening dress with overcoats and hats. CITY ROOM .not even the critics. The City Editor speaks quickly to cover the situation. (indicates with a little wave of his hand what he thinks of that.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. You know. Has http://www.NIGHT It is late. Mr..imsdb. she should be an opera singer. But nobody had the nerve to say so ." Somebody behind Bernstein has trouble concealing his laughter. fifty. CITY EDITOR (turns to a young hireling. Branford Leland He leaves the sentence up in the air. sighing) That was years later. He had that funny sense of humor.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. quietly) What about Branford Leland? he got in his copy? HIRELING Not yet. the opera house he built for Susie. Bernstein? You know Mr..CHICAGO ENQUIRER . CITY EDITOR (after a pause) You and Leland and Mr.. of course 1914 it was. BERNSTEIN (with a smile) That's right. Sometimes even I didn't get the joke. Leland. He was hard to figure sometimes. BERNSTEIN (looks at him for a moment. and he got it! Thatcher never did figure him out. Mrs. I understand. But this one fellow. CITY EDITOR Well.. Mr.
of course. Everybody falls silent. now forty-nine. CITY EDITOR Mr. How about the music notice? You got that in? CITY EDITOR Oh. Better we should forget such things (turning to City Editor) Leland is writing it up from the dramatic angle? CITY EDITOR Yes. BERNSTEIN Well. Kane. and you couldn't call it a quarrel exactly. Mr. well . somberly) It was Leland and Mr.imsdb.isn't that nice? KANE'S VOICE Mr. (then. to Kane's side. He is in white tie. ANOTHER HIRELING (a tactless one) Wasn't there some sort of quarrel between BERNSTEIN (quickly) I had nothing to do with it. it's already made up. very! (quietly) Naturally. Mervin wrote a small review. Kane. Bernstein Bernstein turns. Medium long shot of Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 CITY EDITOR He's a great guy .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. BERNSTEIN And the social. half-suppressed sensation. I thought it was a good idea. BERNSTEIN Enthusiastic? CITY EDITOR Yes.Leland. Widespread. Our Mr. this is a surprise! KANE We've got a nice plant here. yes. (another little pause) Why'd he ever leave New York? BERNSTEIN (he isn't saying) That's a long story. BERNSTEIN Hello. wearing his overcoat and carrying a folded opera hat. The Hirelings rush. already quite stout. http://www. There isn't anything to say.html Página 31 de 116 . Kane. with Bernstein. We've covered it from the news end.
KANE (sharply) It isn't finished? CITY EDITOR No. Mr. Mr. Bernstein? BERNSTEIN He sure did. Mr. Kane. Mr.Mr. We've got two spreads of pictures. Kane crosses the length of the long City Room to the glass door indicated before by the Hireling. Kane looks at him for a minute. Mr. http://www. Mr.didn't he.the dramatic notice. KANE That's Leland.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE Was the show covered by every department? CITY EDITOR Exactly according to your instructions. Kane. kane. The City Editor looks at Bernstein. Kane. but very concerned) MR. KANE He used to work fast . CITY EDITOR But there's another one still to come . KANE Where is he? ANOTHER HIRELING Right in there. Bernstein. KANE Has he said when he'll finish? CITY EDITOR We haven't heard from him. very casually) And the notice? CITY EDITOR Yes . Kane opens the door and goes into the office. KANE KANE That's all right. isn't it? CITY EDITOR Yes. Mr. Kane. Mr. BERNSTEIN (helpless. Kane takes it in.imsdb. KANE (quietly) Is it good? CITY EDITOR Yes.html Página 32 de 116 . Kane. The Hireling indicates the closed glass door of a little office at the other end of the City Room.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane. KANE (very.
tortured. then crosses to Leland.CHICAGO ENQUIRER . (starts toward the door) INT. pause) He ain't been drinking before. a pretty but hopelessly incompetent amateur (he waits for a minute to catch his breath. He has fallen over his typewriter. Mr.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KANE What's he written? Bernstein looks over nearsightedly. is no concern of this department. Brad! Brad! (he straightens. KANE Thais. Kane is standing at the other side of the desk looking down on him. 19/07/11 01:51 closing the door behind him. An empty bottle is standing on Leland's desk. A sheet of paper is in the machine. happily.NIGHT Bernstein comes in. looks at Kane. Kane.imsdb. A paragraph has been typed. it is absolutely impossible to.. Never. Kane. Bernstein looks at Kane for a moment. BERNSTEIN (reading) "Miss Susan Alexander. KANE (finally. LELAND'S OFFICE . (long pause. Of her acting.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Mr. his face on the keys. then looks back. We would have heard. Bernstein looks at Kane. BERNSTEIN (reading again) "Her singing. painfully reading the paragraph written on the page..html Página 33 de 116 . This is the first time we see murder in Kane's face. Kane . he doesn't like it) .they haven't spoke together for ten years." (he continues to stare at the page) KANE (after a short silence) Go on! BERNSTEIN http://www. BERNSTEIN Hey. BERNSTEIN Leland and Mr.last night opened the new Chicago Opera House in a performance of of -" (looks up miserably) I can't pronounce that name. finally) Excuse me. after a pause) What does it say there? Bernstein stares at him. He shakes him.
BERNSTEIN (looks at him) I can't take shorthand. After she came along. Then he speaks. typing furiously. how could he write that roast? The notices in the Kane papers were always very kind http://www. THOMPSON (after a pause) I guess Mr. BERNSTEIN (looks at him very soberly) He thought she was great. Slowly.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. KANE It isn't here. As the camera starts to pull even farther away from this. Bernstein retreats from the room.imsdb. the notice.as narrator . I don't blame Susie THOMPSON Well. and as Bernstein . Mr. KANE Get me a typewriter. Mr. BERNSTEIN He finished it.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. dictating it. very quietly.NIGHT Long shot of Kane in his shirt sleeves. We ran it in every paper. then. LELAND'S OFFICE . KANE Of her acting. Bernstein. Bernstein? In the opinion of this reviewer BERNSTEIN (miserably) I didn't see that. Mr.CHICAGO ENQUIRER . it is absolutely impossible to say anything except that it represents a new low.begins to speak QUICK DISSOLVE: INT. He wrote the worst notice I ever read about the girl he loved. illuminated by a desk light.DAY Bernstein speaking to Thompson. Thompson. a queer look comes over his face. QUICK DISSOLVE OUT: QUICK DISSOLVE IN: INT.. Oh. He really believed that. BERNSTEIN'S OFFICE . Kane didn't think so well of Susie's art anyway.. he never really cared for himself like he used to. He put all his ambition on that girl. Kane snatches the paper from the roller and reads it for himself. (then sharply) Have you got that.html Página 34 de 116 I'm I'll finish . 19/07/11 01:51 (without looking up) That's all there is.
but he's a dreamer.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. BERNSTEIN Oh. Two tables. gentlemen. CARTER You may resume your work. KANE http://www. strikes a bell and the other eight occupants of the room . the elderly gent. I guess he showed him all right. They were always together in those early days when we just started the Enquirer. very little of it is actually getting into the room because the windows are small and narrow. Despite the brilliant sunshine outside. CARTER (bowing) How do you do. he was a hard man to figure out. obviously serve the city room executives. too. There are about a dozen tables and desks. On these last words. not flat. They are following Carter to his raised platform. Leland. on a raised platform at the end of the room. maybe he thought by finishing that piece he could show Leland he was an honest man. yes. 19/07/11 01:51 to her.DAY The front half of the second floor constitutes one large City Room. in formal clothes. Kane. an elderly.html Página 35 de 116 . And then. KANE Thank you. rises and starts toward them. CITY ROOM . Mr. we DISSOLVE: INT.ENQUIRER BUILDING . You see." I am Herbert Carter. This is Mr. Mr.all men . He saw to that. Leland didn't think so.imsdb. of the old-fashioned type. stout gent on the raised platform. to the "Enquirer.rise and face the new arrivals. Thompson. Leland? KANE (pointing to the standing reporters) Are they standing for me? CARTER I thought it would be a nice gesture the new publisher KANE (grinning) Ask them to sit down. KANE I don't my plans myself. (to Kane) I didn't know your plans and so I was unable to make any preparations. CARTER Welcome. To the left of the platform is an open door which leads into the Sanctrum. Mr. He's a nice fellow.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Carter. He had that funny sense of humor. Mr Carter. I tell you. available for reporters. As Kane and Leland enter the room.
They all turn to see Bernstein sprawled at the entrance. is seated alongside him. Bernstein is writing down figures.except for the business offices KANE That's one of the things I think must be changed. The news goes on for twenty-four hours a day. CARTER But a morning newspaper. a bit bewildered.imsdb. a suitcase. Carter. On a corner of the desk. this is Mr. Mr. KANE'S OFFICE . seated in a corner. detached. (reflectively) As long as I have to. Mr. tidying himself as he comes. After all. is looking on. Bernstein is my general manager. Bernstein! Bernstein looks up. Mr. CARTER (indicating open door to left of platform) My little sanctum is at your disposal. amused. There is a terrific crash at the doorway. DISSOLVE: INT. KANE If you would come here a moment. at a roll-top desk in the Sanctum. Mr. No one pays any attention to him. The furniture has been pushed around and Kane's effects are somewhat in place. Except to get out a newspaper. Mr.LATE DAY Kane. KANE Oh. but here's what I mean. and two framed pictures were too much for him. haven't you? The delivery wagon driver has now appeared in the entrance with parts of the bedstead and other furniture. 19/07/11 01:51 As a matter of fact. CARTER (frigidly) How do you do. Carter. But I don't think I understand KANE I'm going to live right here. He is looking about. Bernstein. Carter. Carter.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. we're practically closed twelve hours a day . KANE I'm not criticizing. There's a http://www. Leland. KANE Mr. I haven't got any. in his shirt sleeves. A roll of bedding.html Página 36 de 116 . Bernstein? KANE You've got a private office here. Mr. Bernstein? Bernstein rises and comes over. Mr.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. please. still formally coated. Kane. is working feverishly on copy and eating a very sizeable meal at the same time.
Silverstone. Carter. the "Enquirer" will have him arrested. Probably murdered.imsdb. He pushes away his plates. CARTER (stiffly) It's not our function to report the gossip of housewives. Have him tell Mr. http://www." (points to it) and a picture . (pointing to the "Chronicle" before him) The "Chronicle" has a two-column headline. (looks to make sure of the name) A Mrs. And there's no proof that the woman was murdered or even that she's dead.of a woman in Brooklyn who is missing. we could fill the paper twice over daily KANE (gently) That's the kind of thing we are going to be interested in from now on. KANE (smiling a bit) The "Chronicle" doesn't say she's murdered. (triumphantly) Our man even arrived before the "Chronicle" reporter. Mr. it makes the new big enough. we sent a man to the Silverstone home yesterday afternoon. Mr. Kane. Right now. (he gets an idea) Have him tell Mr. If we were interested in that kind of thing. Mr. Harry Silverstone CARTER (hotly) As a matter of fact. 19/07/11 01:51 front page story in the "Chronicle.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane has finished eating. Brad. Silverstone he's a detective from the Central Office. Why didn't the "Enquirer" have that this morning? CARTER (stiffly) Because we're running a newspaper. Carter.html Página 37 de 116 . Mr. Carter. not a scandal sheet. Silverstone if he doesn't produce his wife at once.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. The murder of Mrs. Kane. Harry Silverstone. KANE If the headline is big enough. Why haven't we? CARTER There is no news big enough. Let's go to Rector's and get something decent. Mr. It says the neighbors are getting suspicious. I wish you'd send your best man up to see Mr. KANE I'm still hungry.
leaves the room. Mr. KANE (calmly) Two cents. KANE Re-figure it. Bernstein lifts his head and looks at Kane. closing the door behind him. meantime. your man is to get indignant and call Mr. Bernstein. Mr.imsdb. BERNSTEIN (sighs and puts http://www. Kane KANE That'll be all today.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. with a look that runs just short of apoplexy. CARTER Really. You've been most understanding. Mr. Bernstein! Bernstein looks up from his figures. Mr. something inflexible.html Página 38 de 116 . Loudly. Silverstone asks to see his badge. Carter. KANE I've just made a shocking discovery. LELAND Poor Mr. I can't see the function of a respectable newspaper Kane isn't listening to him. CARTER But. that people are supposed to pay two cents for BERNSTEIN (without looking up) Three cents. at two cents. Kane gazes back BERNSTEIN (tapping on the paper) This is all figured at three cents a copy. Good day. at him. so that the neighbors can hear. Mr. Kane. Carter! Carter. KANE Oh. Have two installed at once! BERNSTEIN I ordered six already this morning! Got a discount! Kane looks at Leland with a fond nod of his head at Bernstein. The "Enquirer" is without a telephone. 19/07/11 01:51 If Mr. Carter! KANE (shakes his head) What makes those fellows think that a newspaper is something rigid. Carter. Mr. Silverstone an anarchist. has risen stiffly.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Leland grins back. Mr.
you'll just hold him until I get back. Bernstein.I wouldn't wrap up the liver for the cat in the "Enquirer" CARTER (enraged) Mr. Mr. if Mr. Kane. BERNSTEIN We should be publishing such rags. Mr. Kane. The "Enquirer" is not in competition with those other rags. that's all I wish.this person learns to control his tongue. SMATHERS But it's impossible. KANE Ready for dinner. http://www. I must ask you to see to it that this . but I'll keep these figures. We go to press in five minutes.. can't remake these pages. Kane looks up. Mr. on which are several locked forms of type. unchanged from the afternoon. You people work too fast for me! Talk about new brooms! BERNSTEIN Who said anything about brooms? KANE It's a saying. 19/07/11 01:51 papers in his pocket) All right. new broom sweeps clean. just in case.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. won't you? LELAND I'm not guaranteeing a thing. too.PRIMITIVE COMPOSING AND PRESSROOM . Bernstein." It is almost midnight by an old-fashioned clock on the wall. Bernstein. BERNSTEIN Oh! DISSOLVE: INT..imsdb. Brad? BERNSTEIN Mr. Kane. nervous and harassed. Mr. Kane. the "Enquirer" . Why.of the "Enquirer. We A KANE These pages aren't made up as I want them. Mr.html Página 39 de 116 . he should decide to drop the price to one cent. or maybe even he should make up his mind to give the paper away with a half-pound of tea . and Smathers. Leland. CARTER (about to crack up) The "Enquirer" has an old and honored tradition.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. very old-fashioned of course. the composing room foreman. Grouped around a large table.NEW YORK ENQUIRER NIGHT The ground floor witht he windows on the street . Smathers. but true to the period .are Kane and Leland in elegant evening clothes.
We go to press in five minutes. Mr. Carter. Mr. 19/07/11 01:51 CARTER I've been a newspaperman my whole life and I don't intend (he starts to sputter) . with assurances of my deepest regard.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Mr. BERNSTEIN (to Smathers) In case you don't understand. Smathers . Mr. Kane. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: EXT. Kane sighs. can't you. if I can't find any way to improve them again (almost as if reluctantly) .but I would feel obliged to ask that my resignation be accepted. as he reaches out his hand and shoves the forms off the table onto the floor. kindly have proofs pulled and bring them to me.if it's your intention that I should continue to be harassed by this .html Página 40 de 116 . Mr. that's all. I meant Kane turns his back on him. Mr.this (he's really sore) I warn you. KANE (quietly) Let's remake these pages. KANE You can remake them now.VERY EARLY DAWN The picture is mainly occupied by a large building. Mr. Bradford and Bernstein KANE After the types 've been reset and the pages have been remade according to the way I told you before.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. unperturbed. Smathers. where they scatter into hundreds of bits. speaks again to the composing room foreman. on the roof of which the lights spell out the word "Enquirer" against http://www.I suppose we'll have to go to press.imsdb. Kane. We'll have to publish a half hour late. Smathers? Smather's mouth opens wider and wider. followed by Leland. He starts out of the room. CARTER But Mr. Then. KANE It is accepted. SMATHERS (as though Kane were talking Greek) We can't remake them.he's a new broom. Smathers. are grinning. NEW YORK STREET . it would go against my grain to desert you when you need me so badly . Kane.
Mr. of course.html Página 41 de 116 . DISSOLVE: INT. Kane. What we do see is the floor on which is located the City Room. That's all KANE I've changed the front page a little. smoking the end of a cigar.There's something I've got to get into this paper besides pictures and print .but we did it Leland rises from the chair. Over this scene.I've got to make the "New York Enquirer" as important to New York as the gas in that light. taking a deep breath of the morning air. closes the window and turns to the others. are very much fainter after this. Kane's office is gas-lit. as is the rest of the Enquirer building. stands at the open window looking out.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. On it is seated Bernstein. That's not enough .the window of the Sanctrum. KANE A wasted day. Bernstein. LELAND We'll be on the street soon. the windows of which would be certainly illuminated.imsdb. The voices of the newsboys. BERNSTEIN (looking up) Wasted? LELAND (incredulously) Charlie?! BERNSTEIN You just made the paper over four times today. in his shirt sleeves. Mr. Leland is in a chair. Kane. KANE'S OFFICE .GET YA! CHRONICLE! Kane. KANE Tired? LELAND It's been a tough day. camera moves toward the one lighted window . We do not see the street or the first few stories of this building. LELAND http://www. The bed is already made up. their voices growing in volume. naturally. newboys are heard selling the Chronicle. Charlie another ten minutes. NEWSBOYS' VOICES CHRONICLE! CHRONICLE! H'YA . As the dissolve complete itself.fainter but very insistent. BERNSTEIN (looking at his watch) It's three hours and fifty minutes late .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.THE CHRONICLE .VERY EARLY DAWN The newsboys are still heard from the street below . 19/07/11 01:51 the sunrise. stretching painfully.
(stops for a minute and reads what he has written. although their faces are almost in sillhouette. Brad (getting the idea) Take dictation. down on the bed next to Bernstein. BERNSTEIN (looking over his shoulder) You don't wanta make any promises. Bernstein is still smoking a cigar. KANE (as he writes) These'll be kept. DISSOLVE: Front page of the "Enquirer" shows big boxed editorial with heading: http://www. Leland joins him on the other side. reading) I'll provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly. Kane. They both stand looking out. Their three heads are silhouetted against the sky. Bernstein BERNSTEIN Can't take shorthand.Kane turns to him and we know their eyes have met. Mr. Bernstein has risen and crossed to one side of Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 (quietly) What're you going to do. Charlie? Kane looks at him for a minute with a queer smile of happy concentration. Kane KANE I'll write it myself. Mr. (he speaks with real conviction) And no special interests will be allowed to interfere with the truth of that news. Leland's head is seen to turn slightly as he looks into Kane's face camera very close on this .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.imsdb.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. reading as he writes) will also provide them LELAND That's the second sentence you've started with "I" KANE (looking up) People are going to know who's responsible. And they're going to get the news . He looks at Leland for a minute and goes back to his writing. reading as he writes.the true news quickly and simply and entertainingly. you don't wanta keep. KANE My Declaration of Principles (he says it with quotes around it) Don't smile. he starts to write. Kane grabs a piece of rough paper and a grease crayon. Mr.html Página 42 de 116 Sitting . (starts to write again.
As we draw further back. the next one which reads 55.beautiful linen and beautiful silver everything very expensive. also the figures of Kane.000" on an enormous sign advertising the "Enquirer. there is tossed a bound bundle of the "New York Enquirer" the Declaration of Principles still prominent. Leland and Bernstein. the boxed editorial reading MY PRINCIPLES .a copy of the "Enquirer"s being put into bins. we see four piles. gleaming in the sunshine.DAY Angle up to wall of building . the bundles of newspapers are thicker and the speed of the moving train behind the camera is increased. On each image. Across the sidewalk before this.000. On the first image.000" opposite the word "CIRCULATION" on the "Enquirer" masthead changes to: EXT.imsdb." It reads: THE ENQUIRER THE PEOPLE'S NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION 62. is very prominent on the front page.CIRCULATION 26. showing state distribution. the mooning of cattle and the crowing of roosters (in the RFD shot).takes in another building on which there is a sign which reads: READ THE ENQUIRER AMERICA'S FINEST CIRCULATION 62.000 copies ready for distribution.the mounting sound of the railroad train.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. flashing light and dark as a train behind the camera rushes by. we see six piles and go on back until we see a big field of "Enquirers" piles of "Enquirers" .000 Camera travels down side of building . who are munching http://www. The railroad platform again. 19/07/11 01:51 MY PRINCIPLES . In each instance. Into a silver newspaper rack there is slipped a copy of the "Enquirer". The entire montage above indicated is accompanied by a descriptive complement of sound ." We are this close for the next pile which reads 40.000 Camera continues to travel down to sidewalk in front of the Chronicle office. A wagon with a huge sign on its side reading "ENQUIRER .000. bicycle bells.all 26. and the last which is 62. The wooden floor of a railroad station.A DECLARATION BY CHARLES FOSTER KANE Camera continues pulling back and shows newspaper to be on the top of a pile of newspapers.000" passes through foreground. and in all cases where the railroad platform is used . wheels on cobblestones and horses' hooves. A breakfast table . the speed of the train is faster and the piles of the "Enquirer" are larger. The stoop of a period door with old-fashioned enamel milk can and a bag of rolls. We stay here for four images.a painter on a cradle is putting the last zero to the figure "62.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Rural Delivery . moves the shadow of an old-fashioned bicycle with an enormous front wheel.31.the traffic noises of New York in the 1890's. and as camera contines to pull back.A DECLARATION BY CHARLES FOSTER KANE. The Chronicle office has a plateglass window in which is reflected traffic moving up and down the street. STREET AND CHRONICLE BUIDING . obviously a poor district.000.000. On the floor. A copy of the "Enquirer" is tossed on the stoop. we move in to hold on the words "CIRCULATION . The last figure "62. and we wipe to: A pile of "Enquirers" for sale on a broken down wooden box on a street corner.html Página 43 de 116 . as before. Here. A couple of coins fall on the pile.
KANE It's a good idea for a newspaper. KANE (pointing to the sign over the photograph in the window) Look at that. beards. The sign also includes the "Chronicle" circulation figure. with Reilly prominently seated in the center. arrayed as in the photograph. A sign beneath it reads: GREATEST NEWSPAPER STAFF IN THE WORLD.happily) Sixty-two thousand LELAND That looks pretty nice. almost filling it. but with Kane beaming in the center of the first row. (reading the figures) Four hundred sixy thousand.html Página 44 de 116 .NIGHT Nine men. LELAND The "Chronicle" is a good newspaper. still holding the reflection of Kane's smiling face.it's no trick to get circulation. BERNSTEIN Say. BERNSTEIN (sighs) You know how long it took the "Chronicle" to get that staff together? Twenty years. There are nine men in the photo. DISSOLVE: INT. are easily identified as being the same men. Kane.imsdb. A sign over the photo reads: EDITORIAL AND EXECUTIVE STAFF OF THE NEW YORK CHRONICLE.THE ENQUIRER . with them fellows (referring to the photo) .every floor guaranteed let's hope it bothers them .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. lights a cigarette. etc. KANE I know. Mr.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. CITY ROOM . at the same time looking into the window. KANE You're right. KANE (indicating the Chronicle Building) Let's hope they like it there. The men. BERNSTEIN (looking up at the sign . Camera moves in to hold on the photograph of nine men. 19/07/11 01:51 peanuts. Reilly prominent amongst them. Inside the window. BERNSTEIN From the Chronicle Building that sign is the biggest thing you can see . bald heads. is a large photograph of the "Chronicle" staff.it cost us enough. Bernstein. smiling. http://www. variously with mustaches.
I think you'll agree we've heard enough about newspapers and the newspaper business for one night.the best newspaper in the world! Applause. It will make them happy to learn that the "Enquirer's" circulation this morning passed the two hundred thousand mark. BERNSTEIN Two hundred and one thousand. Running down the center of the room is a long banquet table. KANE All of you . This is a signal.who are the latest additions to our ranks. big box.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. A band strikes up a lively ditty of the period and enters in advance a regiment of very magnificent maidens.imsdb.by an old-type professional photographer. That's all.html Página 45 de 116 . The others have already sat down. it is revealed that they are being photographed . As some of the girls are detached from the line and made into partners for individual dancing DISSOLVE OUT: http://www. 19/07/11 01:51 As camera pulls back. It's your talent I'm interested in. black hood and all . etc. There are other subjects in the world. have been pushed against the wall. The eleven remaining at their seats . Desks. General applause. The rest of this episode will be planned and staged later.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. That talent that's going to make the "Enquirer" the kind of paper I want . KANE However. Its essence is that Kane is just a healthy and happy young man having a wonderful time. I think. It is 1:30 at night. The photographic subjects rise. as daringly arrayed as possible in the chorus costumes of the day." Chuckling and beaming. He puts his two fingers in his mouth and lets out a shrill whistle. at which twenty diners have finished their meals. Kane gets his guests' attention by rapping on the table with a knife. KANE (a sudden thought) Make up an extra copy and mail it to the "Chronicle.these include Bernstein and Leland are amusedly watching the photographic ceremonies. he makes his way to his place at the head of the table.new and old .You're all getting the best salaries in town. been a fitting welcome to those distinguished journalists (indicates the eight men) Mr. Reilly in particular . Not one of you has been hired because of his loyalty.in a corner of the room. PHOTOGRAPHER Thank you. KANE Gentlemen of the "Enquirer"! This has. six hundred and forty-seven.
similar to the parade above. the most gruesome and recognizable . Back of observation car. and the moving shadows of the train behind the camera indicate that it is going like a bat out of hell.A torchlight parade with the torches reflected in the glass window of the saloon . Kane is shown." This cartoon is almost finished and is on a drawing board before which stand Kane and the artist himself.this time an enormous bundle . The scenes indicate the growth of the "Enquirer" under the impulse of Kane's personal drive. The headline indicates the surrender of Cuba.is thrown down. in the same action as scene. ENQUIRER OFFICE Cartoonist and Kane working on comic strip of "Johnny the Monk. labels. in which "Our Boys" in the expeditionary hats are seen marching off to war.in quite close.the sound of brass band playing "It's a Hot Time. Kane is grinning over some suggestion he has made.the image with a girl on each arm just disappears as off the Temple Bldg. 19/07/11 01:51 DISSOLVE IN: THE "ENQUIRER" SIGN: CIRCULATION 274. thus. DISSOLVE: The cartoon finished and reproduced on the editorial page of the "Enquirer" ." DISSOLVE: Floor of room . The entire newspaper is crushed with an angry gesture and thrown down into an expensive-looking wastebasket (which is primarily for ticker tape) tape is pouring.imsdb. The wooden floor of the railroad platform again . looking at the same comic strip. between the years 1891-1900. ENQUIRER OFFICE Cartoon. INT.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Dissolve just completes itself . and symbolic figures. A reproduction of Kane and Teddy shaking hands as above is very prominent in the frame and almost hogs the entire front page.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. INT.a bundle of "Enquirers" .Two kids on floor."Capitalistic Greed. at various activities: Move down from the sign: READ THE ENQUIRER GREATEST STAFF IN THE WORLD to street in front of saloon with parade passing (boys going off to the Spanish-American War)." In the window of the saloon is a large sign or poster "REMEMBER THE MAINE" INSERT: Remington drawing of American boys. There is a new sign on the side of It reads: READ THE ENQUIRER GREATEST STAFF IN THE WORLD Camera continues panning as we DISSOLVE: A montage of various scenes. highly dramatic and very involved as to content lousy with captions. with an editorial and several faces of caps shown underneath.321 THE ENQUIRER AMERICA'S FINEST of Kane dancing camera pans down the previous street the building below.without flickering). http://www.html Página 46 de 116 . Shot of Kane congratulating Teddy Roosevelt (the same shot as in the News Digest . with newspaper spread out.
DISSOLVE: A copy of the "Enquirer" spread out on a table. and nearby on the other page there is a large picture of the new steam fire engine (made from the stock shot) with a headline indicating that the "Enquirer" has won its campaign for better equipment.SHOT OF BUCKET BRIGADE Shot of Kane. He is getting a shine. and a servant girl . Extreme close-up of the words: "OCCUPATION . his bald head and all.imsdb." It is being read in a barber shop and is seen in an over-shoulder shot of the man who is reading it. The door is opened and a condemned man." An oval photograph of the gun is included in the layout of the pretty lady with a headline which says: "DEATH GUN. overcoats and wraps. The whole thing is bundled up and thrown into a garbage can. Servants suddenly divest them of their furs. in evening clothes. registering birth. warden and the usual attendants. grabbing camera from photographer. EVERYTHING WENT RED.JOUNALIST. 19/07/11 01:51 Kane's photographic gallery with photographers. moves into foreground and starts up the hall past a group which includes phtographers. showing it to be an American passport. the image freezes and we pull back to show it reproduced on the society page of the "New York Enquirer. and Kane.then coffee grounds . SAYS DANCER. with priest.. very lavish and very very ridiculous. http://www." Camera pulls back to show passport open to the photograph page which shows Kane. the effect to be very surprising. a manicure. The condemned man in the foreground (in silhouette) is startled by this.is stirring the coffee. At the conclusion of this tableau.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. pink fleshings. A big lay-out of the execution story includes the killer as photographed by Kane's photographers. revealing them to be in fancy dress costume. We see. We are in a prison cell. Mr. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: The hot number reproduced and prominently displayed and covering almost half a page of the "Enquirer." STREET . The sob-sister caption over the photograph reveals: "I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING.over whose shoulder we see the paper . race. and Kane himself in attendance on a very hot-looking item of the period. The Beaux Art Ball. A number of elderly swells are jammed into a hallway." Over the "Enquirer"'s pictorial version of the Beaux Art Ball is thrown a huge fish . Before him rages a terrific tenement fire.html Página 47 de 116 . among others. in obvious position of danger. Kane's sobsister. stooges. Thatcher himself (as Ben Hur) ribbon around. and nationality. DISSOLVE: Final shot of a new horse-drawn steam engine roaring around a street corner (Stock). DISSOLVE: A black pattern of iron bars. The photographers take pictures with a mighty flash of old-fashioned flash powder. and a haircut. DISSOLVE: INSERT: Headline about inadequacy of present fire equipment. etc.altogether a pretty repulsive sight. A cup of coffee and a doughnut are on the newspaper. A sob sister is interviewing this hot number and Kane is arranging her dress to look more seductive. Passport cover is closed.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.
Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb." From offstage can be heard the steward's cry.GANGPLANK AND DECK OF BOAT . THE OFFICIAL There you are. we see the bustle and noise of departing ocean liner. Kane and Leland and Bernstein start up the gangplank. Mr. Mr. he turns and calls down) Hey! KANE (calling down to them) You don't expect me to keep any of those promises. do you? A band on deck strikes up "Auld Lang Syne. CUNARD DOCKS . THE OFFICIAL (calling) Have a good rest. in order. BERNSTEIN But please. BERNSTEIN Do you.and not to try to get in touch with any of the papers STEWARD'S VOICE All ashore! KANE . KANE Thanks.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. don't buy any more paintings. indispensable in any Mercury production. the old familiar cry. Mr.gongs.imsdb. Leland? LELAND http://www. also blasts of the great whistle and all the rest of it.and to forget about the new feature sections . STEWARD'S VOICE All ashore that's going ashore! Kane leaves Leland and Bernstein midway up gangplank. as he rushes up to it." Leland turn to each other. Behind the principles can be seen an enormous plain sign which reads: "FIRST CLASS. calling back with a wave: KANE Goodbye.html Página 48 de 116 Everything Bernstein and . "All Ashore That's Going Ashore!" . KANE Thank you. Kane.and not to try to think up and ideas for comic sections. Mr. 19/07/11 01:51 EXT. Kane.NIGHT As camera pulls back over shoulder of official. Nine Venuses already we got. Leland. twenty-six Virgins two whole warehouses full of stuff KANE I promise not to bring any more Venuses and not to worry . and Bernstein. taking in Kane. Kane. gents! (at the top of the gangplank.
com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.imsdb." DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. DISSOLVE: The same setup again.still working. dripping with rain. looking moodily out on the prospect of spring on Park Row. http://www. DISSOLVE: LONG SHOT OF THE ENQUIRER BUILDING .NIGHT The pattern of telegraph wires. He takes some crumbs from his little homemade lunch which is spread out on the desk before him." A couple of lights show in the building.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. still seated at his desk . DISSOLVE: A beach on Coney Island. Bernstein. Camera moves toward the window to tighten on Bernstein and to take in the City Room behind him. They start down the gangplank together.. The birds eat the crumbs . Pigeons are gathering on the "E" and on the sill.DAY The whole floor is now a City Room. Rain drips disconsolately off the middle part of the figure. Instead of the sad sounds of dripping rain or dripping icicles. The outline "E" is hung with icicles which are melting. dripping despairingly between us and Mr. The window was halfopen before .ENQUIRER BUILDING . Now the letter "E" is even larger than the frame of the camera. It is clear that there is almost nothing more for Bernstein to do. OUTSIDE THE WINDOW AT BERNSTEIN'S DESK . we hear the melancholy cry of a hurdy-gurdy in the street below.html It is twice its former Página 49 de 116 . carries them to the windows and feeds the pigeons. His shirt and his celluloid collar are wringing wet. reading a copy of the "Enquirer. CITY ROOM . We start toward the window where the lights show. We see through this and through the drizzle of the window to Bernstein's desk where he sits working under a blue shaded light. but a new tune. which is absolutely deserted.NIGHT The light in the window in the former shot was showing behind the letter "E" of the Enquirer sign. The hurdygurdy in the street is playing as before. as we DISSOLVE: EXT. 19/07/11 01:51 (smiling) Certainly not. through which we see the same old building but now rendered fairly remarkable by tremendous outline sign in gold which reads "THE NEW YORK DAILY ENQUIRER. DISSOLVE: Same setup as before except that it is spring.the hurdy-gurdy continues to play. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: Same setup as before except that it is now late afternoon and late in the winter of the year. Bernstein in a rented period bathing suit sits alone in the sand. Bernstein looks up and sees them. now it's open all the way and Bernstein has gone so far as to take off his coat. it is now summer. It is spring and through the letter "E" we can see Bernstein working at his desk.
close to death from excitement. BERNSTEIN So then.that lady over there (he indicates a woman at the desk) . BERNSTEIN This is Mr. eh? Especially the new papers KANE We certainly do. Seeing and recognizing Kane. she straightens up. is now cleareyed and tanned. Bernstein. providing a good deal more light and air. KANE (very hesitatingly and very softly) Miss Townsend At the sound of his voice. everybody going into business of feverish activity. Kane. Bernstein. Kane and Bernstein stop at her desk. She is very http://www.that's the new society editor. BERNSTEIN Miss Townsend Miss Townsend looks up and is so surprised to see Bernstein with a stranger.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Bernstein practically walking sideways. Miss Townsend. She knocks over a tray of copy paper as she rises.for heaven's sake! The order is immediately obeyed. She starts to rise. But right now . MISS TOWNSEND Good afternoon. A wall calendar says September 9th. Mr. The Society Editor. sees him approaching and starts to quake all over.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. The windows have been enlarged. the entire staff rises to its feet. but her legs are none too good under her. quelling like a mother at the Carnegie Hall debut of her son. 19/07/11 01:51 size.html Página 50 de 116 . Mr. we go over everything thoroughly. is doing nothing but beaming and admiring Kane. and bends to pick it up. Miss Townsend can't stick to her plan. I forgot .imsdb. Vacation's over starting right after dinner. but tries to pretend she isn't aware of him. tonight. An envelope in her hand shakes violently. who really did look a bit peaked before. Kane. He is wearing new English clothes. BERNSTEIN Sit down. everybody . I take it? You think I could interrupt her a moment. Bernstein? BERNSTEIN Huh? Oh. with a smile) Ask them to sit down. Kane and Bernstein enter and stand in the entrance a moment.you've been away so long I forgot about your joking He trails after Kane as he approaches the Society Editor's desk. As they come into the room. a middle-aged spinster. yet not too large for all the desks and the people using them. Mr. KANE (referring to the staff.
and Mrs. in which sits Miss Emily Norton.DAY High angle downward .ENQUIRER . Come on. As the barouche starts off.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.what Bernstein and Miss Townsend see from the window.on top of him) She's . she'll http://www. and Mrs. is her reward. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE I've been away for several months. however. but she isn't really annoyed. huh! Say. with a few written lines. Angle toward open window. And remember . But one thing I wanted to be sure of is that you won't treat this little announcement any differently than you would any other similar announcement. BERNSTEIN (starts to read it) Mr. she is looking at him adoringly. Bernstein looks after him. it. He kisses her full on the lips before he sits down. STREET OUTSIDE ENQUIRER BUILDING . Mr. Bernstein! Kane leaves. believe me.she's the niece of . EXT.DAY Bernstein and Miss Townsend at window. before he's through. Charles Foster Kane. Miss Townsend finally manages to open the envelope. Miss Townsend. MISS TOWNSEND (reading) Mr. Emily Monroe Norton.just the regular treatment! See you at nine o'clock. because of the public nature of the scene. Miss Townsend From the window. to Mr. She has difficulty in holding on to KANE (gently) Read it. BERNSTEIN A girl like that. she's lucky! Presiden't niece. He hands her an envelope. Kane is just stepping into an elegant barouch. She acts a bit taken aback. then at the paper.html Página 51 de 116 . Thomas Moore Norton announce the engagement of their daughter. He.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Thomas Moore Norton announce MISS TOWNSEND (fluttering . CITY ROOM . has turned his head and is looking adoringly at the "Enquirer. drawn up at the curb.imsdb. He takes her by the hand and leads her off. backs to camera.of the President of the United States BERNSTEIN (nodding proudly) know. rushing to the window. INT." He apparently sees Bernstein and Miss Townsed and waves his hand. and I don't know exactly how these things are handled now. maybe we can get a look. A piece of flimsy paper. Bernstein and Miss Townsend.
He could tell you a lot. did it? BERNSTEIN (shaking his head) It ended (a slight pause) Then there was Susie . he's at the Huntington Memorial Hospital on 180th Street. DISSOLVE: Front page of the "Enquirer.imsdb. (shrugs. She looks at Bernstein. Thompson. Kane was a man that lost almost everything he had (a pause) You ought to talk to Bradford Leland. Bernstein. Miss Townsend is now dewey-eyed. BERNSTEIN'S OFFICE . DISSOLVE: INT. a pause. gazing down at the departing couple. 19/07/11 01:51 be a Presiden't wife.DAY Bernstein and Thompson. Mr.that Rosebud you're trying to find out about THOMPSON Yes BERNSTEIN Maybe that was something he lost.very happy. they tell me.that ended.html Página 52 de 116 . I wish I could tell you where Leland is. He may be out of town somewhere . As the dissolve comes. too. you don't look forward to being http://www.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. (smiles sadly) It's the only disease. BERNSTEIN You don't say! Why I had no idea THOMPSON Nothing particular the matter with him. who has turned away. Mr.occupying four columns . Mr. then looking up into Thompson's eyes) guess he didn't make her very happy (A PAUSE) You know. voice is heard.Miss Emily Norton was no rosebud! THOMPSON It didn't end very well. Just (controls himself) BERNSTEIN Just old age." Large picture of the young couple Kane and Emily .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. I don't need to tell you . THOMPSON In case you'd like to know. Bernstein's BERNSTEIN The way things turned out.ENQUIRER .he may be dead. but I don't know myself. I was thinking .
Leland. young man. He is tilted back in a chair which seems to be. a lot of us check out with no special conviction about death. HOSPITAL ROOF . But he kept it to himself..Thompson. You want to know what I think of Charlie Kane? Well . Even that doesn't make much difference. revealing that Leland. He never had a conviction in his life. That was because he had the power to express them. (pauses) You ought to see Mr. (grinning) He never .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. FADE OUT: FADE IN: EXT.. But we do know what we're leaving .. didn't I? Dear. Other people in wheel chairs can be seen in the background. They are all sunning themselves. Leland's voice is heard for a few moments before Leland is seen.html Página 53 de 116 . They are on the flat roof of a hospital.who thinks I'm going to stop smoking. dear! What a disagreeable old man I've become. Mr.gave himself away . during above speech. and is. I guess he died without one That must have been pretty unpleasant. you don't miss anything. Of course. I changed the subject. leaning against a chimney.DAY Close shot .He never gave anything away. I don't suppose anybody ever had so many opinions.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane..the odds are a hundred to one he hasn't got one . THOMPSON Mr. do you? I've got a young physician must remember to ask to see his license . He had a generous mind. talking to Thompson. He just left you a tip. LELAND'S VOICE When you get to my age. and Charlie lived on power and the excitement of using it . 19/07/11 01:51 cured of. (looks sharply at Thompson) You're absolutely sure you haven't got a cigar? THOMPSON Sorry. There's a whole lot of things he could tell you .if he wanted to. wrapped in a blanket. Leland.imsdb. is in a wheel chair. we believe in something. along with a nurse or two.But he didn't believe in anything except Charlie Kane. if you remember there hasn't been any good bourbon in this country for twenty years. http://www. Leland. Camera has pulled back.I suppose he has some private sort of greatness. you were LELAND You don't happen to have a cigar. Unless maybe it's a good drink of bourbon.
Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. His tone causes Bernstein to look at him. making a speech. Kane is heard off.NIGHT The party (previously shown in the Bernstein sequence). who is at the end of the table. He entertained his readers.imsdb. he behaved like swine. KANE'S VOICE However. It's the greatest curse that's ever been inflicted on the human race. That's my curse. these men who are now with the "Enquirer" .the best newspaper in the world! Applause.who were with the "Chronicle" until yesterday weren't they just as devoted to the "Chronicle" kind of paper as they are now to . Memory I was his oldest friend. KANE'S VOICE Not one of you has been hired because of his loyalty. Bernstein has come to Leland's side. Charlie was a bad newspaper man even then.html Página 54 de 116 . young man. but he never told them the truth.THE ENQUIRER . 19/07/11 01:51 LELAND Never mind .our kind of paper? http://www.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Maybe I was what nowadays you call a stooge DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. BERNSTEIN (to Leland) What's the matter? LELAND Mr. If I wasn't. but from a fresh angle. holding on Leland. CITY ROOM . Bernstein. We start this sequence toward the end of the former one. It's your talent I'm interested in. The above speeches are heard under the following dialogue. (slowly) As far as I was concerned. I think you'll agree we've heard enough about newspapers and the newspaper business for one night. During above. BERNSTEIN Isn't it wonderful? Such a party! LELAND Yes. didn't he? Well. he never had one.Bernstein told you about the first days at the office. Maybe I wasnt' his friend. THOMPSON Maybe you could remember something that LELAND I can remember everything. That talent that's going to make the "Enquirer" the kind of paper I want .
without his knowing it. to them. I envy you. I'm almost tempted LELAND But there is no Front. Kane. what they ate. She leans over and speaks quietly in his http://www. lighting a cigarette. Brad. LELAND Probably. 19/07/11 01:51 BERNSTEIN Sure. KANE All right. They got work to do. Charlie. of course. Brad. the "Enquirer's" Special Correspondent at the Front. who gave the prizes (gets excited) I tell you. Mr. There's a very doubtful civil war.I'd want to. are we going to war? LELAND Our readers are. KANE (enthusiastically) It'll be our first foreign war in fifty years. They're like anybody else. who won the prizes. a very handsome madam has walked into the picture. They do it. (quoting) By Bradford Leland. anyway. Georgie.html Página 55 de 116 . He sits down next KANE Well. stands behind him. Brad. There's always a chance. (looking up) Hello.you don't have to be a war correspondent unless you want to . I don't want the job. he'll have them changed to his kind of newspapermen in a week.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane . We'll cover it the way the "Hickville Gazette" covers the church social! The names of everybody there.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Georgie. LELAND (after a minute) Do we stand for the same things that the "Chronicle" stands for. Bernstein? BERNSTEIN (indignantly) Certainly not. (proudly) Only they happen to be the best men in the business. Kane has come up to Leland and Bernstein. gentlemen. that they'll change Mr. KANE (finishing his speech) There are other subjects in the world Kane whistles. all right . Besides. what they wore. So what's that got to do with it? Mr.imsdb. The band and the chorus girls enter and hell breaks loose all around Leland and Bernstein. I don't know about the rest of the country.
this (snaps his fingers) What's her name again? DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: http://www. KANE I told you about Brad. 19/07/11 01:51 ear.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Brad you know. KANE Some ships with wonderful wines have managed to slip through the enemy fleet that's blockading New York harbor (grins) Georgie knows a young lady whom I'm sure you'd adore . don't you? Leland nods. Leland shudders. GEORGIE (over Kane's next lines) Glad to meet you. GEORGIE Is everything the way you want it. and they do it .but between that and a KANE (seriously) How would the "Enquirer" look with no news about this non-existent war .it's a vicious circle. Brad. I tell you there is no war! There's a condition that should be remedied . Pulitzer and Heart devoting twenty columns a day to it? LELAND They do it only because you do! KANE (grins) And I do it because they do it.wouldn't he. isn't it? (rises) I'm going over to Georgie's.imsdb. Georgie? Why only the other evening I said to myself. that's the way I want it. He needs to relax.with Benton. if Brad were only here to adore this young lady . dear? KANE (looking around) If everybody's having fun. Brad doesn't answer. Georgie. Georgie.html Página 56 de 116 . GEORGIE I've got some other little girls coming over LELAND (interrupting) Charles.
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INT. GEORGIE'S PLACE - NIGHT Georgie is introducing a young lady to Branford Leland. sound track we hear piano music. GEORGIE (right on cue from preceding scene) Ethel - this gentlemen has been very anxious to meet you - This is Ethel. ETHEL Hello, Mr. Leland. Camera pans to include Kane, seated at piano, with girls gathered around him. Charlie! ONE OF THE GIRLS Play the song about you. On
ANOTHER GIRL Is there a song about Charlie? Kane has broken into "Oh, Mr. Kane!" and Charlie and the girls start to sing. Ethel leads the unhappy Leland over to the group. Kane, seeing Leland and taking his eye, motions to the professor who has been standing next to him to take over. The professor does so. The singing continues. Kane rises and crosses to Leland. KANE Say, Brad. (draws him slightly aside) I've got an idea. LELAND Yes? KANE I mean I've got a job for you. LELAND Good. KANE You don't want to be a war correspondent - how about being a dramatic critic? LELAND (sincerely, but not gushing; seriously) I'd like that. Kane starts quietly to dance in time to the music. smiles at him. KANE You start tomorrow night. Richard Carl in "The Spring Chicken." (or supply show) I'll get us some girls. You get tickets. A drama critic gets them free, you know. (grins) Rector's at seven? LELAND Charlie KANE Yes?
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LELAND (still smiling) It doesn't make any difference about me, but one of these days you're going to find out that all this charm of yours won't be enough KANE (has stopped dancing) You're wrong. It does make a difference to you - Rector's, Brad? (starts to dance again) Come to think of it, I don't blame you for not wanting to be a war correspondent. You won't miss anything. It isn't much of a war. Besides, they tell me there isn't a decent restaurant on the whole island. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. RECTOR'S - NIGHT Leland, Kane, two young ladies at Rector's. Popular music is heard over the soundtrack. Everybody is laughing very, very hard at something Kane has said. The girls are hysterical. Kane can hardly breathe. As Leland's laughter becomes more and more hearty, it only increases the laughter of the others. DISSOLVE: EXT. CUNARD LOCKS - GANGPLANK AND DECK OF BOAT - NIGHT As told by Bernstein. Kane is calling down to Leland and Bernstein (as before). KANE You don't expect me to keep any of those promises, do you? A band on deck strikes up "Auld Lang Syne" and further ship-toshore conversation is rendered unfeasible. Bernstein and Leland on deck. BERNSTEIN (turns to Leland) Do you, Mr. Leland? LELAND (smiling) Certainly not. Slight pause. They continue on their way. BERNSTEIN Mr. Leland, why didn't you go to Europe with him? He wanted you to. He said to me just yesterday LELAND I wanted him to have fun - and with me along This stops Bernstein. Bernstein looks at him.
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me truthfully. BERNSTEIN Don't I always? Most of the time? LELAND Mr. Bernstein, am I a stuffed shirt? Am I a horse-faced hypocrite? Am I a New England school-marm? BERNSTEIN Yes. Leland is surprised. BERNSTEIN If you thought I'd answer different from what Mr. Kane tells you well, I wouldn't. LELAND (good naturedly) You're in a conspiracy against me, you two. You always have been. BERNSTEIN Against me there should be such a conspiracy some time! He pauses. "Auld Lang Syne" can still be heard from the deck of the department steamer. BERNSTEIN (with a hopeful look in his eyes) Well, he'll be coming back in September. The Majestic. I got the reservations. It gets in on the ninth. LELAND September the ninth? Leland puts his hand in his pocket, pulls out a pencil and small engagement book, opens the book and starts to write. Leland's pencil writing on a page in the engagement book open to September 9: "Rector's - 8:30 p.m." DISSOLVE: Front page "Enquirer." Large picture of the young couple Kane and Emily - occupying four columns - very happy. EXT. HOSPITAL ROOF - DAY Leland and Thompson. Leland is speaking as we dissolve.
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Rawlston.and I guess there are.imsdb. I guess he always loved her. which probably isn't fair . As for Emily . She has authorized me to state on previous occasions that she regards their brief marriage as a distateful episode in her life that she prefers to forget.it's the story of how he lost it. yes. DISSOLVE: Screaming headline: OIL SCANDAL! DISSOLVE: Headline reading: KANE TO SEE PRESIDENT DISSOLVE: Big headline on "Enquirer" front page which reads: KANE TO SEE http://www. He loved Charlie Kane. That's Charlie's story . of course. Kane socially . I beg you to do me the courtesy of accepting my assurance that Mrs. With assurances of the highest esteem .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. he just didn't have any to give. LELAND Brief marriage! Ten years! (sighs) THOMPSON Was he in love? LELAND He married for love (a little laugh) That's why he did everything.Kane's marriage to Emily with still of group on White House lawn. He wanted all the voters to love him.html Página 60 de 116 . LELAND I know about Mr. THOMPSON He knows the first Mrs. Oh.That's the answer we got. Whitehall cannot be induced to contribute any more information on the career of Charles Foster Kane. all I can tell you is Emily's story as she told it to me.and his mother. You see. same setup as early newsreel in News Digest.there's supposed to be two sides to every story . I guess there's more than two sides DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: Newspaper . It seems we weren't enough. That's why he went into politics. too.Leland hands the paper back to Thompson.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.well. All he really wanted out of life was love. very dearly . LELAND (reading) I am in receipt of your favor of yesterday. 19/07/11 01:51 (looks up) THOMPSON Rawlston is my boss.
There is present the President's Secretary. typical of Kane. Kane. in front of the desk. for your concern about me. President! I've come here to tell you that. expressed in about nine different cases of type. unless some action is taken promptly . suggesting that these interests are not indentical? KANE I'm not suggesting anything. Mr.DAY This scene is shot so as never to show the President . However.THE PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE OFFICE . And I happen to have the incredible insolence to differ with you as to what they mean. illustrated. on subject of the power of the president. THE WHITE HOUSE . 19/07/11 01:51 PRESIDENT Under this. Mr.or at least never his face.and you are the only one who can take it .html Página 61 de 116 . And any man that knows that facts THE PRESIDENT I know the facts. I hope. Unfortunately. (pauses) You are not. THE PRESIDENT It is the unanimous opinion of my Cabinent . Mr.the oil that is the property of the people of this country will be turned over for a song to a gang of highpressure crooks! THE PRESIDENT (calmly) I must refuse to allow you to continue in this vein. seem incapable of allowing other opinion but your own political you any - KANE (building to a frenzy) I'm much obliged.imsdb.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Mr. on which camera tightens.in which I concur that the proposed leases are in the best interests of the Governement and the people.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Mr. sitting on one side of the desk. KANE (screaming) It's the only vein I know. Kane is on his feet. Kane. as we DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. tense and glaring. Kane. KANE Thanks. one of those big box signed editorials. intently taking notes. http://www. and illustrated by a cartoon of the White House. I tell the facts the way I see them. President. (pause) You're a man of great talents. THE PRESIDENT I understand that you have ambitions.
Crowd noises on the soundtrack under music. They are looking. bending over a table with several forms of type. The gun is shot. we see that the other arms holding the arm and struggling with it are uniformed.NIGHT Kane. President.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. headlines (all faithfully reproduced from period yellow journalism) is violently attacked. the property of the people of the United States goes into the hands of THE PRESIDENT (interrupting) You've made your point perfectly clear. below the "Enquirer. Good day. KANE Mr. looking angrily up toward the camera. FOREMAN How about it. KANE Let her slide! Kane smiles He turns away. Leland and a composing room Foreman. and we can now read the headline. COMPOSING ROOM . so we can't read it.. He starts out of the office. Many arms seize the hand which is pulled up . The Secretary rises.a down shot.gun still firing.. with every bit of will power remotely at his disposal to control what might become an hysterical outburst. DISSOLVE: INT. Reilly. All right.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. we pull back to show: INT. Mr. Insert of the headline. As the arm is raised in the air. in working clothes.imsdb. which reads: "OIL THEFT BECOMES LAW AS PRESIDENT WITHOLDS VETO" DISSOLVE: Here follows a quick montage (presently to be worked out) of no more than four or five images in which the President." shows a crowd forming. editorials. Kane? Reilly glances at his wrist watch and makes a face. OF KANE'S OFFICE . at this moment." The hand removes a gun.but Kane's back is in the way . DISSOLVE: News ticker which is spelling out the words: "ASSASSINATED 7:45 P. as he notices this." NOTE: Under the following . manages to bow. Mr. A hand snatches the ticker tape away and as the image of the crowd dissolves out.html Página 62 de 116 . at a made-up headline . The montage ends on the word TREASON. Kane. and we see the White House beyond.M.ENQUIRER . The music cuts. Kane.NIGHT - http://www. and I say that if this lease goes through. by means of cartoons. 19/07/11 01:51 I happen to be concerned at this moment with the matter of extensive oil lands belonging to the people of the United States. A hand reaches in a side pocket which contains a newspaper recognizably the "Enquirer.
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DISSOLVE IN: INT. GEORGIE'S PLACE Kane in shirtsleeves at phone. KANE It's a news story! street! Get it on the DISSOLVE: Headline under "Enquirer" masthead which reads: "PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED" Newsboy is crying the headline at the same time. to show him and We pull back DISSOLVE: INT. THEATRE - NIGHT The camera is in tight on a box which contains Emily and distinguished elderly ladies and gentlemen, obviously family and friends. On the soundtrack, very limpid opera music. Another elderly gent, in white tie but still wearing an overcoat, comes into the box and whispers to Emily. He has a copy of the "Enquirer" in his hand. Emily rises. He shows the paper to her. DISSOLVE: EXT. STREET OUTSIDE ENQUIRER BUILDING - NIGHT An angry crowd seen from the window of Kane's office. They make a deep threatening sound which is audible during the following scene. Across the heads of the crowd are two great squares of light from the windows above them. One of these disappears as the blind is pulled. As the dissolve completes itself, the second square of light commences to reduce in size, and then the entire street is cut off by a blind which Leland pulls down, covering the entire frame. INT. KANE'S OFFICE - ENQUIRER - NIGHT The staff standing around, worried to death, in their shirtsleeves. KANE (to Reilly) Take dictation - Front page editorial - "This afternoon a great man was assassinated. He was the President of the United States -" LELAND Charlie KANE Yes? LELAND Do you think you're the one who should call him a great man?
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KANE Why not? LELAND Why not? Well - nobody's a great man in your estimation until he's dead. REILLY (quickly) Maybe we'd better wait for more word on the President's condition. KANE (still looking at Leland) What do you mean by that? LELAND (quietly) Competition. REILLY He may recover KANE (still holding on Leland) What do you mean by that? LELAND (steadily) Yesterday morning you called the President a traitor. What do you think that crowd is doing down there? They think you murdered him. KANE Because the crackpot who did it had a copy of the "Enquirer" in his pocket? LELAND - and that copy of the "Enquirer" said the President should be killed. KANE I said treason was a capital offense punishable by death LELAND You've said a lot of things about the President in the last few months. KANE They're true! Everything I said! Witholding that veto was treason! LELAND (interrupting) Charlie! KANE (riding over him) Oil belonging to the people of the United States was leased out for a song to a gang of high-pressure crooks - Nobody can blame me because LELAND Look out that window.
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Kane stops - looks at him. LELAND There are the people of the United States, and they are blaming you Oh, I know it doesn't make any sense, but at least you can learn a lesson from it. KANE (snarling) What lesson? Not to expose fraud when I see it? Not to fight for the right of the people to own their own property? (he turns to Reilly) Run it the way I said, Reilly "This afternoon a great man was assassinated -" Charlie! sense. LELAND Now you're not making
KANE (sharply) I don't have to. I run a newspaper with half a million readers and they're getting a martyred president this morning with their breakfast. I can't help that. Besides, they all know I'm married to his niece. I've got to think of her. LELAND What? KANE I've got to think of Emily LELAND (after a silence) I'd like to talk to you about that. KANE Go ahead. Leland looks back at Kane, is conscious of the boys standing around. LELAND Finish your editorial. Leland walks out in to the City Room. More staff members in shirt sleeves in a state of panic. Leland goes to his desk, takes out a bottle, pours himself a very stiff drink. A door opens. A Policeman enters with Bernstein. Bernstein is badly battered. The boys crowd around. LELAND (worried) What's happened? BERNSTEIN (smiling) I'm all right, Mr. Leland. Only there was some fellows out front that thought they ought to take things up with me. I learned 'em! Didn't I, officer? THE COP (grinning) You sure did - Say, the
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Bernstein. The door in the Sanctrum opens.goes in. But you will let that cop go home with Mr. 19/07/11 01:51 Commissioner said I was to stand by and protect Mr." http://www. Brad? LELAND I'm drunk. BERNSTEIN If you hadn't come along and protected me when you did. (he looks his face over thoroughly) There doesn't seem to be an serious injury. sits down across from Kane at the desk. no matter how he felt about it. Bernstein. LELAND First of all. Kane. Leland finishes his second drink. and the others leave. I will not write a good review of a play because somebody paid a thousand dollars for an advertisement in the "Enquirer. Mr. Kane. He rises and goes to the door. DISSOLVE: INT. Leland tries to cope with this. waiting for Leland. Reilly REILLY (as they go) Goodnight. An uncomfortable pause. Mr. Bernstein leaves the picture with sympathetic attendance. BERNSTEIN Not to me. Mr. KANE I'll get you some coffee. Then Kane smiles ingratiatingly. I'd have killed them fellows.imsdb. LELAND (pouring himself another drink) Go and get yourself washed up.NIGHT The bottle is finished. LELAND First of all (he can't go on) KANE (not cruelly genuinely kind) What's wrong.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Where is he? LELAND (finishing his drink) In there. KANE'S OFFICE .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane until further orders. Kane stands in the door. Leland gets up and moves toward the office .html Página 66 de 116 . won't you? LELAND Yes.
it's just no go. I wish you'd let me go to Chicago. We've just had word that the President is out of danger. Nobody expects you (calling) Mike. LELAND (takes his eye) She was going to leave you anyway Kane takes this in. KANE Why. Brad. We can't agree anymore. LELAND Charlie. Leland some coffee? MIKE'S VOICE Sure thing. (ruefully) It seems I didn't kill him after all. LELAND No. Besides. Kane. LELAND (without looking at him) She's going to leave you KANE I don't think so. inarticulate) That's not what I wanted to talk about.maybe that'll help.opening the door) That's just a little promotion scheme. LELAND Emily's going south next week with the child.imsdb. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE (gently . Kane turns back to Leland. You've been saying yourself you wish you had somebody to (he is heartsick. that won't help. Leland doesn't look up at him. will you try and get Mr. Mr. Brad I'll get drunk. Brad? LELAND I want to be transferred to the new paper. When they get back - http://www. As far as anybody's to know. KANE I'll tell you what I'll do. it's a holiday. KANE (quietly) All right.html Página 67 de 116 . you never get drunk. Kane looks at Leland sharply before he speaks.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane goes around behind the desk and sits down.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. too . I wanted to talk about you and Emily.
LELAND Sure I am.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. (rising) I'm just drunk enough to tell you http://www. It's all there every is to anything! Stupidity in our government. If you won't agree to that. LELAND There's no reason why this . They're being done by actual persons with actual names and positions and . They're not impersonal crimes against people. because she isn't wrong KANE Why is she leaving me? LELAND (it's very hard for him to say all this) She hasn't any friends left sine you started this oil business. KANE Do you think the "Enquirer" shouldn't have campaigned against the oil leases? LELAND (hesitating) You might have made the whole thing less personal! No answer from Kane.everyone she knows. LELAND You almost convince me.html Página 68 de 116 . all the people she's been brought up with.you can't fight those things impersonally.this savage personal note KANE The personal note is all there is to it. everything she's ever been taught to believe is important Still no answer from Kane. LELAND It isn't just that the President was her uncle .the right of the American people to own their own country is not an academic issue.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.and then the judges retire to return a verdict and the winners give a dinner for the losers. It's all there ever is to it. Brad.imsdb. I can't tell her she's wrong. complacency and selfsatisfaction and unwillingness to believe that anything done by a certain class of people can be wrong . she'll apply for a divorce regardless of the President's wishes. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE (sharply) Brad. and she never sees you. you are drunk. that you debate . She wants full custody of the child no matter what happens.
no personal indignation . He speaks very quietly .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. You talk about giving them their rights as though you could make a present of liberty.than your privilege and then I don't know what you'll do .sail away to a desert island. He speaks as he turns away. Charlie. When you find out they don't think they are. you'll lose interest. probably. (he won't be charmed out of his duty) What are you going to do about Emily? KANE (his face hardning a little) Nothing . and lord it over the monkeys. They wind comes howling in from the lake. You don't like to admit they exist . I have to be a little drunk for that because I'm a coward.as though he were explaining the nature of a disease.html Página 69 de 116 . I told you that. starting towards LELAND http://www. but Leland can't be stopped now. will you let me go to Chicago? KANE (with a little smile) You're not going to like it in Chicago.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. And there's practically no opera season at all and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of Lobster Newburg LELAND That's all right. Because you can't stand the company of your equals.no poison in his voice . Kane looks at Leland.the other big people in your world are dead. LELAND You talk about the people of the United States as though they belonged to you. the door. (smiles) You only associate with your inferiors. And listen. Well. KANE Are you finished? LELAND Yes. I guess that's why you ran away from Emily. That's why you keep me around. You know that. when your precious underprivileged really get together that's going to add up to something bigger than .if she dosen't love me Leland has risen. (looking down) Now. Remember the working man? You used to defend him quite a good deal.imsdb. 19/07/11 01:51 the truth. he's turning into something called organized labor and you don't like that at all.
taking his eye again. and you've got to be soothed and nursed. don't you.imsdb. Those are the only terms anybody knows . I've already left her.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 You want love on your own terms.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Then when he's in the hansom cab. is it going to be embarrassing to meet somebody or the other at dinner Leland has turned. A VOICE FROM THE CROWD You moiderer! A rock is thrown. his own. he turns and notices it.NIGHT Kane. I wish you'd go home to Emily.his back turned to Kane) Love according to your own rules. Don't worry.html Página 70 de 116 . and a couple of policemen make their way out of the front toward a hansom cab. pushed by the cops. that's all. She'll be pretty upset by all this She still loves you The crowd. KANE (with all his charm) Hey. And if anything goes wrong and you're hurt . smiles. Leland. KANE http://www. Charlie (he stops . As a matter of fact. It hits Leland on the face.and no matter who else is hurt! KANE It's simpler than that. Brad. Brad! I've been analyzed an awful lot tonight . but still hard by. LELAND No. Kane lifts his glass. KANE Are you hurt? Leland has a handkerchief to his face. what they're saying on the front porches at Southampton.let's have another brandy. A society girl can't stand the gaff. Leland shakes his head. A little blood flows. LELAND I know you will. retreats in the background.social position.. Other things are important to her . KANE To love on my terms.I'll live. ENQUIRER BUILDING . Brad . Kane doesn't see it at first. Now Kane stops and KANE She can leave me. DISSOLVE: EXT. no matter what else is happening ..then the game stops.
we'll have to wait It isn't that. a damp cloth over her temples. Charlie. a nurse for Emily is near her.That isn't it . 19/07/11 01:51 You still want to be transferred to the other paper? LELAND Yes.He's going to be all right. KANE (leaning out of the hansom cab) Well. The baby's bed is in a corner of the room. please . (almost as a question) LELAND (with handkerchief still attached to his face) I couldn't possibly live on as little as that.html Página 71 de 116 .KANE'S BEDROOM . KANE'S NEW YORK HOME . Kane is standing at the foot of the bed.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.the "Chronicle" made that up out of whole cloth . KANE (to the nurse) Excuse us a moment.not now Silence.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.EARLY MORNING Emily is in bed.They were talking of running me for governor. It seems to me that the new dramatic critic of our Chicago paper should get what he's worth. Emily . The nurse looks at Emily. you know. KANE It isn't what it would do to my changes in politics. Kane is looking fixedly on Emily. Still silence. he's going to recover http://www. leaves.Emily. you've been getting a pretty low salary here in New York. The baby's nurse is standing near the crib. unwilling. but now. KANE I've been talking to Leland. We'll let the salary stay where it is.imsdb. excuse us a moment. who is staring tiredly at the ceiling. please. of course. KANE (peremptorily) I said.It's just the president is your uncle and they're saying I killed him. The nurse. The hansom cab starts up. Emily You can't leave me now . We hold on Leland's face as we DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. Emily . KANE That story about the murderer having a copy of the "Enquirer" in his pocket .
Mother's here. Emily keeps staring at him. EMILY (murmuring) Here I am. Emily. Charles. can they really She sits up and looks at the crib. EMILY Have they heard from father yet? Has he seen KANE I've tried to tell you. She bends over the crib. but bites his lips instead. 19/07/11 01:51 (bitterly) If it will make you any happier. Darling!. we had nine pages of advertising cancelled in the first mail this morning. He had a comfortable night. Emily nods several times. darling. Darling. with almost unseeing eyes. (contemptuously) Anonymous letter writers I've got guards in front of the house. Mother's with you! Mother's looking after you! What http://www.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. She almost continues to look at the crib.. darling..html Página 72 de 116 . Kane is about to say something. He He stops. darling.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. He sees that he's getting no place with Emily.. it's all right..imsdb. The President's going to be all right. He waits for her to continue. There is an uncomforable silence...you musn't leave me now you can't do that to me. There's no danger of any kind. KANE (uncomfortably) They won't do anything to Junior. Suddenly there is a cry from the crib. EMILY They won't hurt you. KANE (exasperated) What do you expect me to do? in the world EMILY (weakly) Charles. Emily leaps from the bed and rushes to him. and I'm going to arrange EMILY (turning her face toward him) Please don't talk any more. EMILY Do you really think (she can't continue) Those threatening letters. KANE Emily . Bernstein is afraid to open any more letters.
KANE What check? REILLY You made it out to him last week after he left for Chicago. the bonus. Emily is tired and wears a forced smile on her face. ignored.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. yes.imsdb. Leland sent back that check. He has brought out a REILLY It says here. walks out. These shots remind us of and are identical with and supplementary to the "News Digest" scenes earlier. and he enclosed something else . KANE It is no secret that I entered upon this campaign with no thought that I could be elected Governor of this state! It is now no secret http://www. Reilly goes on. Kane tears it up. Without reading it. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN . brighteyed and excited.NIGHT By the desk light. Kane is just finishing his speech. Reilly standing beside him at the desk.NIGHT The evening of the final great rally. Reilly. KANE'S OFFICE . REILLY He sent it back torn up . Anything else? REILLY Mr. Reilly hands him the piece of paper.I can't make it out. DISSOLVE: INT. The vast auditorium with a huge picture of Kane. Kane is perplexed and worried. looks on. "A Declaration of Principles" (he still reads) "I will provide the people of this city with a daily paper that will tell all the news honestly" Kane has looked up sharply. Kane is seen working with his usual intensity. he DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. throws it into the wastebasket at his side. piece of paper and is reading it. etc. Kane reaches out his hand. now aged nine and a half. sensing his look. 19/07/11 01:51 Kane. but we can see in a moment his mind will be on something else. is eager. REILLY It was for twenty-five thousand dollars. KANE We'll withdraw support completely. unwanted. cheering crowds. Tightening his lips. KANE Oh. Junior.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Slowly. Kane doesn't answer. Emily and Junior are to be seen in the front of a box.all torn up into little bits.html Página 73 de 116 . stops reading and meets his eye.
Kane. He continues with Reilly slowly through the crowd . KANE It does seem too good to be true. you'd be elected by a hundred thousand votes . He looks up and notices that the box in which Emily and the boy were sitting is now empty. 19/07/11 01:51 that every straw vote. He isn't just scared anymore.html Página 74 de 116 .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Bernstein joins him.and every day between now and November 7th is just going to add to your majority.a band playing off. Bernstein? REILLY Rogers isn't even pretending. There is no answer from Kane. Cameramen take flash photographs with old-fashioined flash powder.my first official act as Governor will be to appoint a special District Attorney to arrange for the indictment. He's sick. prosecution and conviction of Boss Edward G. Reilly approaches him. Mr. Frank Norris told me last night he hasn't known Rogers to be that worried in twenty-five years. Mr. Thank you.imsdb. Kane. Kane. DISSOLVE OUT: INT. FIRST CIVIC LEADER Great speech. He starts toward the rear of the platform. through the press of people. doesn't it. SECOND LEADER (pompous) One of the most notable public utterances ever made by a candidate in this state KANE Thank you. gentlemen. REILLY On an independent ticket there's never been anything like it! If the election were held today.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. REILLY A wonderful speech. And I repeat to you . They're going to throw you the organization vote . Kane is very pleased. Mr.and take a chance maybe you'll give them a break This is said almost inquiringly. Numerous officials and civic leaders are crowding around Kane. Kane pats him on the shoulder as he walks along. REILLY I just got word from Buffalo. shows that I will be elected. as if he were hoping that Kane would give him some assurance that McDonald is not making a mistake. http://www. Mr. Rogers! Terrific screaming and cheering from the audience. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN .NIGHT The Speaker's Platform. every independent pole.
since you're running for Governor . Butch! Did you like your old man's speech? JUNIOR Hello. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE I think it's beginning to dawn on Mr.MADISON SQUARE GARDEN . Wonderful. I http://www. Rogers that I mean what I say. KANE You don't really think so? BERNSTEIN I do.my idea is how wonderful it would be if you don't run at all and don't get elected. Rogers out of the way.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. With Mr. (stopping) Well. I mean.html Página 75 de 116 . BERNSTEIN Well. ONE OF THE EXITS .and you want to be elected .You want to know what I really think would be wonderful? Kane indicates he is to proceed. you're running for Governor and going to be elected . Bernstein? BERNSTEIN (clearly not meaning it) It's wonderful. Mr.Can I say something? KANE Please. I do. Only (interrupts himself) . could hear every word. Wonderful. KANE Hello. Mr. KANE I saw you! (he has his arm around Junior's shoulder) Good night. Kane rushes toward Emily and Junior. as the men politely greet Emily. Mr. Kane appears. the way I look at it (comes out with it) . Kane. Pop! I was in a box. Mom? Just then. BERNSTEIN Well. with Reilly and several other men. waiting for Kane.NIGHT Emily and Junior are standing. DISSOLVE: EXT.I think it's wonderful you're going to be elected. Bernstein. gentlemen. JUNIOR Is Pop Governor yet.imsdb. Reilly. I think we may really begin to hope for a good government in this state.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.
Kane's car is at the curb and he starts to walk toward it with Junior and Emily. EMILY There's a call I want you to make with me. KANE I'll go with you. Mom. KANE (as car starts to drive off) What's this all about. JUNIOR Good night. Charles. The driver is holding the rear door open as Emily guides Junior in. EMILY I intend to find out. http://www.. Kane's reaction indicates that the address definitely means something to him. it can't. (she bends down and kisses Junior) Good night.185 West 74th Street. THE DRIVER Cab? Emily nods to him. KANE It can wait. EMILY No.with Oliver KANE But I'd arranged to go home with you myself. you can come with me. KANE I insist on being told exactly what you have in mind. He follows her..com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. EMILY I'm sending Junior home in the car. darling. 19/07/11 01:51 There are good nights. Kane nods.html Página 76 de 116 . EMILY If you wish. EMILY I'm going to (she looks at a slip of paper in her hand) .imsdb. Charles . He opens the door and she enters the cab. Emily? I've had a very tiring day and EMILY It may not be about anything at all. A cab has pulled up.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.
Emily first.Miss Alexander send you the note.. he's been saying the most terrible things. regarding Kane intently.. through which an open door shows the living room. He made me send your wife a note.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. He looks at her. Susan rises from a chair.imsdb.and I made Mr. Kane come with me.. Charlie. I am Edward Rogers. You haven't got any idea KANE http://www. leaning back in his chair. Charlie. who Emily is THE MAID Come in. Kane. Emiliy. I didn't know what to do. (he rises) I don't suppose anybody would introduce us. He said I'd .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. APARTMENT HOUSE HALLWAY .NIGHT Kane and Emily. SUSAN I can't tell you the things he said. The door is opened by a maid. Mrs. Emily does not answer. They enter.stays where he is. The other person in the room . AND INT.NIGHT Kane and Emily. Mr.. SUSAN'S APARTMENT . She was a little unwilling at first (he smiles grimly) but she did it. Mr. EMILY How do you do? (pauses) I came here . in front of an apartment door. 19/07/11 01:51 DISSOLVE: INT. heavyset man. KANE I had no idea you had this flair for melodrama.NIGHT There is first a tiny reception room. DISSOLVE: EXT. CAB . a little past middle age . in search of some kind of enlightenment.oh. (she consults the note in her hand without reading it again) because I recieved this note ROGERS I made Miss . Kane. Kane and Emily enter from the hallway and cross to the living room. INT. SUSAN It wasn't my fault. come in. Kane. pressing the bell. Her face is set and impassive. recognizes Kane.html Página 77 de 116 . I (she catches sight of Emily) ROGERS Good evening.a big. As they enter.
I don't think I will postpone doing something about you until I'm elected. She just sent it . (pauses) I know what you think. Kane. this . Mrs. Or his mother. say . my idea of a gentleman. Kane. and for my son. Mr.your breaking this man's neck (she is clearly disgusted) would scarcely explain this note (glancing at the note) Serious consequences for Mr. 19/07/11 01:51 (turning on Rogers) Rogers. Kane (slowly) for myself. http://www. Emily. with stripes . Kane .so his children could see the picture in the paper. (he starts toward him) To start with. What does this note mean. Kane. but EMILY (ignoring this) What does this note mean. Miss Alexander? ROGERS She doesn't know. and your husband is just trying to be funny calling me one. KANE In case you don't know.this gentleman (he puts a world of scorn into the word) is ROGERS I'm not a gentleman. if I owned a newspaper and if I didn't like the way somebody else was doing things some politican. (tensely. Only I wouldn't show him in a convict suit.because I made her see it wouldn't be smart for her not to send it. Miss SUSAN (stiffly) I'm Susan Alexander.html Página 78 de 116 .well.I'd fight them with everything I had.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. I'll break your neck.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane. EMILY Charles! (he stops to look at her) Your . Mrs. I don't even know what a gentleman is. with all the hatred and venom in the world) You see. Mrs. ROGERS (not giving way an inch) Maybe you can do it and maybe you can't.imsdb. Mrs.
ROGERS I'm protecting myself every way I know how. Kane. Let him keep right on being the Great. That's what the note is about. Mrs. Kane. I finally found out how I can stop your husband from being elected. Noble. If your husband is elected governor KANE I'm going to be elected governor.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane. crooked grafter and your concern for your children and your mother ROGERS Anything you say. Now I'm going to lay all my cards on the table. he wouldn't have a chance to he couldn't be elected Dog Catcher. Mrs. Rogers. And the first thing I'm going to do EMILY Let him finish. Mr.imsdb. If the people of this state learn what I found out this week.html Página 79 de 116 .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane. I don't care whether they know what I know about him. Mr. Mr. Unless you make up your mind by tomorrow that you're so sick that you've got to go away for a year or two Monday morning every paper in this http://www. This last week. Just as long as EMILY I think I understand. More of a chance than you'd give me. Charles. Rogers. EMILY Oh!! KANE You're a cheap. he said. I'm fighting for my life. Only we're talking now about what you are. 19/07/11 01:51 (he has to control himself from hurling himself at Kane) It's pretty clear .I'm not a gentleman. but wonder if (she leaves her sentence unfinished) KANE You can't blackmail me. My life. what I'm interested in is seeing that he's not elected. unless you withdrew your name ROGERS That's the chance I'm willing to give you. you can't SUSAN (excitedly) Charlie. Well. Not just my political life. Moral (he stresses the world) Champeen of the people.
Kane is just It's all lies. About the statements by the doctors KANE Have you gone completely mad. SUSAN There is no story. Kane. I'd like to show you EMILY You don't have to show me anything. The people of this state can decide which one of us to trust. the evidence would stand up in any court of law. ROGERS (to Susan) Shut up! (to Kane) I've had a dozen men doing nothing but run this thing down . Kane? KANE You do anything you want to do. If you want to know. Charles. Mr. Rogers. 19/07/11 01:51 State will carry the story I'm going to give them.and so would you. Kane. I believe you. EMILY What story.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane. He said everywhere I'd go from now on EMILY There seems to be only one decision you can make.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Emily looks at Kane.we've got evidence enough to . The election Tuesday'll be only ROGERS Mrs. Mr. Mr.html Página 80 de 116 . (pauses) I suppose the details can be arranged tomorrow. Kane withdrew without having to get the story published. Rogers. Emily? Emily looks at him. Rogers? ROGERS The story about him and Miss Alexander. ROGERS I'd rather Mr. I'd say that it has been made for you. But I'd be better off that way (he pauses) . KANE http://www. Mrs. I'm not asking you to believe me. they've already decided. Mr.imsdb. Mr. Kane starts to stare at him intently.well. Not that I care about him. You want me to give you the evidence. Mrs. SUSAN What about me? (to Kane) He said my name'd be dragged through the mud.
for one thing. Junior. Are you coming. Mr.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. but . Charles? KANE No. But that's not going to stop me EMILY Charles.well. I am interested in .if any of you think EMILY You decided what you were going to do. You can't tell me that the voters of this state EMILY I'm not interested in the voters of this state right now. He starts to work himself into a rage. (she looks at Susan) You can't always have it your own way. If he's right . they'll publish it all right.some time ago. (she starts out) There's nothing more to be said. She looks at him. KANE Oh yes. too. Rogers. do you? EMILY I don't see what else you can do.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. regardless of anything else that may have happened. (she sighs) Come on. Charles.html Página 81 de 116 I can fight this . won't I? (quickly) And Junior? KANE (squirming a bit) I suppose so. there is.and that's me.this story . Goodnight. this . And if you think .and the papers publish this story he has KANE Oh.doesn't concern only you.I'm not afraid of the story. Charlie! story SUSAN If they publish this EMILY They won't. Charles.imsdb. 19/07/11 01:51 You don't think I'm going to let this blackmailer intimidate me. KANE Go on! Get out! thing all alone! ROGERS http://www. Charles . EMILY I don't think so. KANE There's only one person in the world to decide what I'm going to do . Charles. I'll be in it.
you're just excited.you don't want him to read in the papers EMILY It is too late now. She walks out. Mr. If it was anybody http://www. I tell you. both of you! SUSAN (rushes to him) Charlie. there are other things to think of. if you don't listen to reason. Charles. 19/07/11 01:51 You're making a bigger fool of yourself than I thought you would. ROGERS I see! (he starts toward the door) SUSAN (starting to cry) Charlie. have the Warden write me a letter. You're licked. Charles.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. If you want to see me.html Página 82 de 116 You . Kane. Rogers stops as he gets directly in front of ROGERS You're the greatest fool I've ever known. please don't KANE What are you waiting here for? Why don't you go? EMILY Goodnight.imsdb. KANE (rushes to the door and opens it) Get out. (he is screaming) Get out! EMILY (quietly) Charles. (a sly look comes into her eyes) Your son . Kane. you won't do it. You won't do it! SUSAN Charlie. Why don't you KANE (turning on him) Get out! I've got nothing to talk to you about. don't realize KANE I know exactly what I'm doing.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. it may be too late KANE Too late for what? Too late for you and this (he can't find the adjective) this public thief to take the love of the people of this state away from me? Well. Kane.
com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.only twenty hours She doesn't have anything to say. EMILY Hello.NIGHT Camera angling toward Kane from other end of the hall. EMILY I'm sorry I sent for you. Leland comes in. crooked politician. Sing Sing! Kane is trembling with rage as he shakes his fist at Rogers's back. I'd say what's going to happen to you would be a lesson to you. And you're going to get more than one lesson.NIGHT Emily is opening the door for Leland. I'm no cheap. trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes INT.Headline which reads: ROGERS ELECTED DISSOLVE: Front page of "Enquirer" . has snuggled into the hollow of his shoulder as they stand in the doorway. APARTMENT HOUSE HALLWAY . Brad LELAND Emily He pauses. quieter now. I'm Charles Foster Kane. Brad didn't LELAND Chicago is pretty close to New York nowadays . Rogers and Emily are already down the hall. moving toward foreground. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: Front page of "Chronicle" .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. http://www.imsdb. (he walks past Kane) KANE Don't you worry about me. KANE (screams louder) I'm going to send you to Sing Sing. Kane in apartment doorway background.Headline which reads: FRAUD AT POLLS DISSOLVE: INT. DISSOLVE: The "Chronicle" front page with photograph (as in the "News Digest") revealing Kane's relations with Susan. Only you're going to need more than one lesson.html Página 83 de 116 . 19/07/11 01:51 else. LELAND I'm glad to see you. Emily closes the door. Susan. Rogers. LIVING ROOM .
Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. LELAND Emily. I'm yet EMILY I'm not an old woman LELAND It's .the first time he showed me what a mad dog he really was. Emily EMILY (on top of Leland) Maybe I should have .because he sees to it that they get cheap ice and only pay a nickel in the street cars. something else the next. She's too grateful to talk.a little unfair . LELAND Emily! EMILY Why should anyone vote for him? He's made it quite clear to the people what he thinks of them.to be told one thing one day.all over He stops himself. I'd have left him then LELAND know that. but it registers.You know what I think of Charles' behavior . And they're supposed to be grateful and love and adore him . Leland takes the newspaper out of his pocket and hands it to her. LELAND (on the cue "dog") Emily.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. EMILY Let me see it. We see the headline. Children . and a little smile. you're being .about your personal lives EMILY There aren't any personal lives for people like us. EMILY Are all the returns in? Leland puts his hat unconsciously on his coat by the newspaper. He made that very clear to me nine years ago If I'd thought of my life with Charles as a personal life. http://www. 19/07/11 01:51 She smiles at him and we know that there isn't anybody else in the world for her to smile at. She takes it. not an insert. LELAND (after a pause) Almost two to one EMILY I'm surprised he got the votes he did." Emily is looking at the paper with unseeing eyes.imsdb. It reads: "Fraud at Polls.html Página 84 de 116 . you Brad. as the whim seizes him.
Some of the reflected light gleams on their faces. CHICAGO OPERA HOUSE . his eyes encountering Bernstein. and now the orchestra starts thunderously. Brad LELAND He's paying for it. Brad. DISSOLVE: INT. and the rest are in attendance.he's finished.but faintly. don't know about the papers. I'm really sorry for her.imsdb. http://www. Bernstein. Those returns tonight .stage managers. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT. Mr.SET FOR "THAIS" The camera is just inside the curtain.the blinding glare of the foots moves up Susan's body and hits her face. That that shabby little girl. stage hands. angling upstage. The paper is gone from the roller. LELAND Hello. They are looking down on the stage below.html He Página 85 de 116 . up the full height of the proscenium arch and then on up into the gridiron into a world of ropes. The curtain starts to rise the camera with it .the principals in place . everywhere. and in the center of all this. Applause is heard at the opening of the shot. Leland makes a terrific effort to pull himself together. I guess. etc. as in the same scene in the Bernstein sequence. Leland stirs and looks up drunkenly. you're wasting your time." as in "News Digest.socially. is sprawled across his typewriter. Emily.CHICAGO ENQUIRER ." On soundtrack during above we hear the big. Camera continues on up with the curtain. Two typical stage hands fill the frame. The camera stops at the top of the gridiron as the curtain stops. (pauses) There's only one person I'm sorry for. They look at each other. We see the set for "Thais" . LELAND'S OFFICE . as a matter of fact.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. in an elaborate costume. Brad. singing teacher." with photograph proclaiming that Susan Alexander opens at new Chicago Opera House in "Thais. 19/07/11 01:51 EMILY (after a pause) Know it is.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. DISSOLVE: Front page Chicago "Enquirer. is Susan. One of them puts his hand to his nose. up past Susan. his head on the keys. Leland. who stands beside him (also as in the previous scene). expectant murmur of an opening night audience and the noodling of the orchestra. Politically (he thinks) .Susan's voice still heard .NIGHT Leland. brick walls and hanging canvas . She is almost hysterical with fright. Maids.NIGHT . Her throat is sprayed. looking very small and very lost.. but EMILY If you're asking me to sympathize with him. BERNSTEIN Hello. She squints and starts to sing.
but doesn't turn.where's my notice? I've got to finish it! BERNSTEIN (quietly) Mr. staring across at him. Kane stops typing.then sees the paper is gone from the machine.CHICAGO ENQUIRER .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. BERNSTEIN (moving to his side) Mr. the sound of a typewriter has been heard off a busy typewriter. Brad. BERNSTEIN He's writing a roast like you wanted it to be (then suddnely with a kind of quiet passion rather than a triumph) . Kane speaks. Leland turns incredulously to Bernstein. Leland picks his way across the City Room to Kane's side. LELAND I suppose he's fixing it up . without looking up. his face. After a pause. He starts typing again. Brad you're fired. INT. KANE Hello. his fingers working briskly and efficiently.imsdb. the expression on his face doesn't change.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Slowly he registers Kane in the City Room beyond. CITY ROOM .NIGHT Kane. LELAND Charlie? (painfully. DISSOLVE OUT: http://www. Kane goes on typing. is typing away at a machine. 19/07/11 01:51 straightens and reaches for the keys . set in a strange half-smile. KANE Sure. Leland's eyes follow the sound. LELAND Hello. Leland stands in the door of his office. he rises to his feet) Where is he? Kane? During all this.I guess that'll show you.I know I'd never get that through. LELAND Where is it . Kane is finishing your piece the way you started it. in white tie and shirt sleeves. seen by the desk light before him. Charlie (ANOTHER PAUSE) I didn't know we were speaking. This is almost the same shot as in the previous Bernstein story. we're speaking.html Página 86 de 116 . Kane is finishing it.
will you. I guess he was pretty lonely down there those last years. didn't you? THOMPSON Yes.DAY Thompson and Leland on the roof. THOMPSON Sure.. 19/07/11 01:51 DISSOLVE IN: EXT. LELAND I'm ready to go in now. So he built one of his own . which is now deserted.html It is You know Página 87 de 116 . Mr. He hadn't finished it when she left him . that's about all there is and I'm getting chills. Of course. he wrote from that place of his down South (as if trying to think) . Xanadu. The sun has just about gone down. He was disappointed in the world. LELAND Hey. NURSE Hello.he never finished it . LELAND I don't know. Anyway. LELAND I guess maybe I'm not as hard to see through as I think. You caught on. I never even answered his letter. LELAND Well. I'll tell you one thing you can do for me. he built it for her THOMPSON That must have been love.you know. stop at a cigar store.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.. All right. I'll be glad to. Nurse! A Nurse appears. getting late. HOSPITAL ROOF .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.he never finished anything. Shangri-la? El Dorado? (pauses) Sloppy Joe's? What's the name of that place? You know. LELAND On your way out.imsdb.An absolute monarchy It was something bigger than an opera house anyway (calls) Nurse! (lowers his voice) Say. Leland. young fellow. and send me up a couple of cigars? THOMPSON Sure. Mr. I knew what it was all the time. Maybe I should have. Leland. Hey. http://www. nurse! (pause) Five years ago.
about the cigars? And tell them to wrap them up to look like toothpaste. http://www. DISSOLVE: INT. Leland. Susan is sober. SUSAN How do you want to handle the whole thing . Behind the lights and through them.EARLY DAWN NEON SIGN ON THE ROOF: "EL RANCHO" FLOOR SHOW SUSAN ALEXANDER KANE TWICE NIGHTLY glows on the dark screen as in the previous sequence earlier in the script. Very faintly during this.imsdb. Anything that comes into your mind about yourself and Mr.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. will you. or they'll stop them at the desk. Charlie Kane. Thompson seated across from her. Susan is thinking. moves through the lights of the sign and down on the skylight. The place is almost deserted. idle piano music playing. THOMPSON How did you meet him? SUSAN I had a toothache. "EL RANCHO" CABARET IN ATLANTIC CITY . we see a nasty early morning.EARLY DAWN Susan and Thompson are facing each other. It was no truer then than it is now. all right. there was an impression around that nurses were pretty.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane. On the other side of the room. through which is seen Susan at her regular table. Mr. SUSAN You wouldn't want to hear a lot of what comes into my mind about myself and Mr.html Página 88 de 116 . (he has begun to move forward on the Nurse's arm. DISSOLVE: EXT. 19/07/11 01:51 when I was a young man. NURSE Here. somebody is playing a piano. LELAND (testily) All right. let me take your arm. Camera as before. That young doctor I was telling you about. or something. "EL RANCHO" CABARET . turning to Thompson) You won't forget.ask questions? THOMPSON I'd rather you just talked. he's got an idea he wants to keep me alive.
mister . Suddenly. the pain only a bit better. KANE (hopping up and down and rubbing his knee) Ow! Susan. She stops.and I still remember that toothache. Kane. roars with laughter. opens a bottle of Oil of Cloves that she has in her hand. The plank rises up and cracks him on the knee. is leaving the drug store. coming from the opposite direction. Kane. Four or five houses farther along. and can stand it no longer. As she does so. but not very successfully. SUSAN That was thiry years ago . the pain returns and she claps her hand to her jaw. forced to change his course.. SUSAN Ow! KANE What's the matter with you? SUSAN Toothache.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. She turns toward the doorway. It's about 8 o'clock at night.imsdb. The street is wet . aged twenty. Kane glares at her. 19/07/11 01:51 Thompson looks at her. He bites his lip and rubs his knee again. old four-story apartment house. SUSAN I'm sorry. also covering him with mud. almost bumps into her and turns to his left to avoid her. KANE It's not funny. and rubs her gums.after a recent rain. she is in considerable pain. She walks on. With a large. KANE Hmm! He has been rubbing his clothes with his handkerchief. CORNER DRUG STORE AND STREET ON THE WEST SIDE OF NEW YORK NIGHT Susan. As she does so. man-sized handkerchief pressed to her cheek.html Página 89 de 116 .but you do look awful funny. steps on the loose end of a plank which covers a puddle in the bad sidewalk. Susan tries to control her laughter.. which is up a tiny stoop. taking her handkerchief from her jaw. applies some to her finger. she comes to what is clearly her own doorway a shabby. about three steps.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. His shoulder bumps hers and she turns. She walks a few steps towards the middle of the block. Boy! That toothache was just driving me crazy. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: EXT. http://www. neatly but cheaply dressed in the style of the period.
(making a face) Ow! Kane rushes to take the basin from her.the glass globe with the snow scene Kane was holding in his hand in the first sequence. with Kane following her. SUSAN (points to the downstair window) If you want to come in and wash your face . for $5. with towels over her arm.00 a week including breakfast.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 SUSAN You've got some on your face. SUSAN http://www.instead of the money going to some cheap grafter Susan starts to laugh again. There is a bed. Susan grabs the photograph as it is about to fall over. One. a chiffonier.I can get you some hot water to get that dirt off your trousers KANE Thanks. SUSAN Oh! KANE You're no Venus de Milo. To do this. (starts to put the basin down) She's a very decent woman. but it's exactly what you're entitled to in 1910. a couple of chairs. putting it on the chiffonier. KANE What's funny now? SUSAN You are. These include a photograph of a gent and lady.imsdb. "At the Japanese Rolling Ball Game at Coney Island. he has to shove the photograph to one side of the basin.NIGHT It's in moderate disorder. It's not really a classy room. SUSAN (by way of explanation) My landlady prefers me to keep this door open when I have a gentleman caller.perhaps this is part of the Japanese loot . the pain returns. DISSOLVE: INT.html Página 90 de 116 . You look like you've been making mud pies. Susan comes into the room. The Mansbach gas lights are on. carrying a basin. She doesn't close the door. Susan starts.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. In the middle of her smile. and a few objets d'art. SUSAN'S ROOM . Kane is waiting for her. and a few personal belongings on the chiffonier." and . KANE If these sidewalks were kept in condition . obviously Susan's parents.
19/07/11 01:51 Hey. Her face distorts in pain again. I'm sorry.html Página 91 de 116 . Kane. (on I've got a As soon as is all dry off. Kane fishes the soap out of the water. SUSAN (laughs) I know.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. with soaped hands.you just brush it KANE I'll get these streets fixed.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.. Susan laughs as he bends over. KANE (rubs his face dry) Thanks. if it's the last thing I do. That's my ma and pa. Susan comes out of the closet. Looking at you. for fear of getting soap in them. No sense crying when you don't have to. No. has rubbed his face and now cannot open his eyes. her right hand to her jaw in real distress. hitting him in the chest before it falls to the floor.imsdb. SUSAN I always like to see the funny side of things. Here. Again she puts her hand to her jaw. too? SUSAN They've passed on. It is slippery. and slips out of his hand. SUSAN Oh! KANE I can't stay here all night chasing your pain away. KANE They live here. however. you should be more careful. KANE (takes the brush) http://www.. SUSAN her way to closet) brush in the closet. KANE Where's the soap? SUSAN In the water. KANE Where's the towel? SUSAN On the chiffonier. She holds out the brush with her left hand. KANE (starting to wash his hands) You're very easily amused. But you do look so silly. the mud on your trousers . And you're so funny. I forget all about my toothache.
imsdb. KANE (brushing himself) Wish there was something I could He stops and thinks. The fellow who taught me is President of Venezuela now. who is now in his shirt sleeves. KANE But you're close. SUSAN A rooster? KANE You're getting farther away all the time.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. KANE Watch closely! (he wiggles his ears) It took me two solid years at the finest boys' school in the world to learn that trick. you poor kid? Susan can't stand it anymore and sits down in a chair.html Página 92 de 116 . turn around and look at me. Susan turns. He's still wiggling his ears as Susan starts to smile. KANE Did you ever see anybody wiggle both his ears at the same time? It takes a second for Susan to adapt herself to this. SUSAN'S ROOM . young lady. 19/07/11 01:51 You are in pain. aren't you. Slowly. whimpering a bit. Kane.I'm pretty ignorant.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. camera pulls back showing it to be a shadowgraph on the wall. is still trying KANE I've got an idea. guess you caught on to that http://www. It is about an hour later than preceding sequence. her face averted. Susan. I know this takes a lot of nerve. It's a duck. Mr. (there is still no response) I said. bent over. but . hard not to cry. young lady. (there is no response) Turn around and look at me. very broadly. SUSAN Excuse me.who are you? I mean . That's it! KANE Smile! Susan smiles. DISSOLVE: INT. made by Kane. SUSAN (hesitatingly) A chicken? No.NIGHT Closeup of a duck.
How http://www.to the scenes of my youth . (he smiles) Would you like to know where I was going tonight . Colorado in eighteen six (he stops on the word "sixty" obviously a little embarrassed) I run a couple of newspapers. I bet it turns out I've heard your name a million times. That is. Charles Foster Kane was born in New Salem. I still haven't. I suppose . Silence. Her things were put into storage out west because I had no place to put them then.to look again at (he changes mood slightly) and now Kane doesn't finish. let's see.imsdb. But now I've sent for them just the same. KANE You see. 19/07/11 01:51 KANE (looks squarely at her) You really don't know who I am? SUSAN No.html Página 93 de 116 . He looks at Susan.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Susan is bewildered. Obviously. KANE Who am I? Well. KANE (as if defending himself from a terrible onslaught) I was only joking! (pauses) This evening I was on my way to the Western Manhattan Warehouses in search of my youth. I don't know many people and (she stops) KANE And I know too many people. And tonight I'd planned to make a sort of sentimental journey (slowly) . too . we're both lonely.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. don't you? Even though you don't know who I am? SUSAN You've been wonderful! I can't tell you how glad I am you're here. only you know how it is KANE But you like me.my childhood. my mother died.a long time ago. You've probably got a lot of clothes.when you ran into me and ruined my Sunday clothes? SUSAN I didn't run into you and I bet they're not your Sunday clothes.
KANE Yes SUSAN As a matter of fact. http://www. A sudden look comes over Kane's face. no! Nothing like that. KANE (points to the piano) Would you sing for me? SUSAN (bashful) Oh.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. it's just that Mother . Mother did for me.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. because I'd have remembered. me KANE How old did you say you were? SUSAN (very bright) I didn't say. Mother always thought .you know what mothers are like. Imagine! An American girl.html Página 94 de 116 . I didn't. If you had. I wouldn't have asked you again. KANE I didn't think you did. How old? Pretty old. I do sing a little.she used to talk about Grand Opera for me. you wouldn't want to hear me sing. 19/07/11 01:51 about you? SUSAN Oh. for one thing and then my voice isn't really that kind anyway. (she thinks for a moment) I mean. SUSAN I'll be twenty-two in KANE (looks at her silently for a moment) That's a ripe old age you do? SUSAN I work at Seligman's. are you? SUSAN Oh. What do KANE Is that what you want to do? SUSAN I want to be a singer. August.imsdb. KANE (sympathetically) What happened to the singing? You're not in a show.
at ease with the world. That's why I asked. I would.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. why should I bother? You don't believe me. But he never told me so until after it all came out in the papers about us . 19/07/11 01:51 KANE Yes. THOMPSON What about that apartment? SUSAN He wanted me to be comfortable Oh. (sharply) What are you smiling for? What do you think he built that opera house for? I didn't want it. I didn't THOMPSON What did you get? SUSAN (glares at him balefully) What do you mean? Thompson doesn't answer. "EL RANCHO" CABARET . then goes on with her story. THOMPSON He married you.the teachers got that. with a tiny ladylike hesitancy. Please sing.except http://www. didn't he? SUSAN He was in love with me. DISSOLVE: INT. SUSAN I did a lot of singing after that. SUSAN Well. KANE Then you have no alibi at all.and he lost the election and that Norton woman divorced him. I KANE Don't tell me your toothache is bothering you again? SUSAN Oh. It was his idea everything was his idea . Kane listens. I didn't want to sing. He is relaxed. no. That's all there was to it. He was really interested in my voice. but it's true. Just the music lessons.html Página 95 de 116 . that's all gone.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Sweetly. It just happens to be true. SUSAN I didn't get a thing.imsdb. she sings with a small. I sang for Charlie . goes to the piano and sings a polite song. untrained voice. nicely. Susan.I sang for teachers at a hundred bucks an hour .EARLY DAWN Susan tosses down a drink.
the stage hands. we see the prompter's box.imsdb.a few words from a sentence . there is the sound of applause (exactly as before) and now as the dissolve completes itself.seated in the audience . and then deep and terrible darkness. the maids and singing teachers. Kane your opinion of her talents. The curtain is now out of the picture and Susan starts to sing. Closeup of Kane's face .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. As the dissolve commences. Beyond that . I will be the laughingstock of the musical world! People will say KANE If you're interested in what people say. It's all right.an apprehensive conductor struggles with his task of coordinating an orchestra and an incompetent singer. The curtain is down.the kind of http://www. Kane. is playing the piano. Beyond that.dimly white shirt fronts and glistening bosoms for a couple of rows.Susan is left alone. Matisti stops. for instance. her voice teacher. LIVING ROOM OF KANE'S HOUSE IN NEW YORK . CHICAGO OPERA HOUSE . maestro? (he looks him square in the eyes) MATISTI Mr.DAY Susan is singing. I may be able to enlighten you a bit.. Impossible! MATISTI Impossible! KANE Your job isn't to give Mrs.html Página 96 de 116 . the apprehensive principals. Kane is seated nearby. MATISTI (sweating) But. There is a silence. Matisti. the orchestra breaks frighteningly into opening chords of the music . KANE I knew you'd see it my way. Matisti rises. Signor Matisti is going to listen to reason.listening.NIGHT It is the same opening night . Nothing more. terribly alone. containing the anxious face of the prompter. I'm an authority on what the papers will say. The newspapers. We see the same tableau as before . You're supposed to train her voice.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. dear. it is impossible. 19/07/11 01:51 my leaving him.the terrified and trembling Susan. The glare of the footlights jump into the image. Beyond her.the stage is cleared . how can I persuade you KANE You can't. Aren't you. Signor Matisti. because I own eight of them between here and San Francisco. DISSOLVE: INT. The curtain rises.. DISSOLVE: INT.it is the same moment as before except taht the camera is now upstage angling toward the audience. Sudden but perfectly correct lull in the music reveals a voice from the audience . out in the darkness . Signor Matisti.
applaud furiously.DAY Some weeks later. Then. I'm the one that gets the razzberries. KANE My reasons satisfy me.imsdb. Closeup of Kane . Susan shrinks a little as he draws closer to her. (pauses) Last week.really pathetic.singing. The curtain is falling . Closeup of Susan's face . goes out through the curtains. but it is sickly. Closeup of Kane . is at the window. finishing her bow. STUDY . SUSAN You don't propose to have yourself made ridiculous? What about me? I'm the one that has to do the singing. There is the ghastly sound of three thousand people applauding as little as possible. There are the remains of her breakfast tray on a little table.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. The stage from the audience again. She can hardly walk. http://www.still applauding very. The stage from Kane's angle. Nobody comes out for a bow. Music crashes in and drowns out the rest of the sentence. You seem unable to understand them. She thought I didn't see her. beating their palms together. revealing Bernstein and Reilly and other Kane stooges. there is the sound of about a dozen people applauding very. seated around him. very hard. There is a little polite crescendo of applause. I will not tell them to you again. one of the salesgirls did an imitation of me for another girl. There is cold menace in his walk.listening.breathing heavily. Camera moves back. in a negligee.as we can see by the light which shutters down off their faces. This is one thing you're not going to have your own way about. Closeup of Kane .html Página 97 de 116 Suddenly he starts to The .the lights glowing on it. 19/07/11 01:51 thing that often happens in a theatre THE VOICE . but Charlie. Susan. The curtain is down .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. when I was shopping. you might as well make up your mind to it. Susan appears for her bow. Susan. Kane still looks. light on the curtain goes out and the houselights go on. his eyes on Susan. the polite applause dying fast. very hard. Still.KANE'S NEW YORK HOME . very loudly. The stage again. DISSOLVE: INT. I can't sing and you know it . Closeup of Kane's face . near the camera. but hundreds of people around the voice have heard it (as well as Kane) and there are titters which grow in volume. Susan.Why can't you just Kane rises and walks toward her.still applauding very.
from the other side of which voices can be heard. light floods in the room. RAYMOND Yes. on the soundtrack. one man loudly applauding. revealing Susan. to Denver to Philadelphia . but heavily. Susan.LATE NIGHT The camera angles across the bed and Susan's form towards the door. Corey rises. the lace collar at her throat.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. She sees something in them that frightens her. one arm dangling over the side. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: Front page of the "San Francisco Enquirer" containing a large portrait of Susan as Thais (as before). sir. Susan's voice is heard singing her aria very faintly and far away. All the lights are lit." The picture remains constant but the names of the papers change from New York to St. (pause) We'll knock the door down. in a nightgown. Kane loosens DISSOLVE: INT. At the conclusion of this above. Kane rushes to her. Raymond closing the door quietly behind him. her voice cracking a little.KANE'S NEW YORK HOME .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. COREY http://www.LATE NIGHT A little later. Raymond. is in bed. fully dressed. RAYMOND'S VOICE (calling) Mrs. This fades out as we DISSOLVE: INT. SUSAN'S ROOM . DR. KANE Get Dr. Raymond and a nurse are just leaving the room. stretched out on the bed. Susan has finished her song. His eyes are relentlessly upon her. Corey.html Página 98 de 116 . It is announced that Susan will open an independent season in San Francisco in "Thais. RAYMOND'S VOICE Yes. Raymond. He rushes out.over the sound of this. KANE'S VOICE Let's have your keys. and there is the same mild applause as before . Kane KANE'S VOICE Do what I say. Susan is breathing.all "Enquirers. Louis. 19/07/11 01:51 (he is very close to her) You will continue with your singing. indicating surrender." During all this. to Los Angeles to Cleveland. She nods her head slowly. KANE'S VOICE The key must be in the other side. Dr.imsdb. asleep. The door crashes open. SUSAN'S BEDROOM . sir.
a real voice they just don't care about you. KANE Of course. Kane nods. COREY I'm sure that's it. KANE http://www. SUSAN'S ROOM .. Corey leaves. Even when they're polite . You don't know what it means to feel . KANE Thank you. DR.you know. They just KANE (angrily) That's when you've got to fight them.I couldn't go threw with singing again. goes to a chair in the corner of the room. I'd like the nurse to be here. COREY The nurse has complete instructions. Dr. Charlie. the nurse enters. looking at Susan.DAY Susan. The sedative Dr.to know that people that an audience don't want you. and sits down. Kane came to make such a silly mistake. but if you care to talk to me at any time. too. I can't imagine how Mrs.. DR. SUSAN (in a voice that comes from far away) I couldn't make you see how I felt. DISSOLVE: INT. 19/07/11 01:51 She'll be perfectly all right in a day or two. He has a small bottle in his hand. I should be only too glad .I shall be here in the morning. The nurse is out of the room. In a moment. are there? DR. COREY Not at all.and they don't laugh or get restless or . Wagner gave her is in a somewhat larger bottle . Kane is in the chair beside her.I suppose the strain of preparing for her trip has excited and confused her.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. I just couldn't . That's Susan's head turns and she looks at him silently with pathetic eyes.imsdb. is lying flat on her back in her bed. Kane.html Página 99 de 116 . That's when you've got to make them. (he starts out) KANE There are no objections to my staying here with her. That if you haven't got what they want . They don't want you.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. utterly spent. Mr. Kane settles himself in a chair next to the bed.
THE GRAND HALL IN XANADU Closeup of an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Charlie! SUSAN I said. SUSAN I mean in New York. what time is it? KANE (looks up . People are going to night clubs and restaurants.imsdb. Susan. SUSAN (sarcastically) Hurray for the bulldog! (sighs) Half past eleven! The shows have just let out. Behind them towers the massive Renaissance fireplace. DISSOLVE: EXT. brings her other hand over to cover his.HALF BUILT INT.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.consults his watch) Half past eleven.at the end of the world. ESTABLISHING SHOT OF XANADU . SUSAN Can't we go back. SUSAN At night? KANE Yes. Kane is in an easy chair. It is night and Baroque candelabra illuminates the scene. Camera moves back to reveal jigsaw puzzle spread out on the floor. KANE You always said you wanted to live in a palace. SUSAN Charlie http://www. A hand is putting in the last piece. We live in a palace . The bulldog's just gone to press. Gratefully. Susan is on the floor before her jigsaw puzzle. (he smiles a little) It's their loss. Charlie? Kane looks at her smilingly and turns back to his work. with difficulty. SUSAN (with a sigh) What time is it? There is no answer. 19/07/11 01:51 I'm sorry. Of course.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.html Página 100 de 116 . (he leans over to pat her hand) You won't have to fight them anymore. we're different. KANE Half past eleven.
(pauses) I thought we might have a picnic tomorrow . I like it.Susan's hands fitting in a missing piece.and to entertain all the governors and the senators with dignity (she puts a slur into the word) Charlie There is still no answer. where they know where everything is? http://www.LIVING ROOM . DISSOLVE: INT. 19/07/11 01:51 There is no answer.but you get into the habit SUSAN (snapping) It's not a habit. SUSAN It makes a whole lot more sense than collecting Venuses. SUSAN If I promise to be a good girl! Not to drink .it might be a nice change after the Wild West party tonight.html Página 101 de 116 . She isn't amused. How do you know you haven't done them before? Susan shoots him an angry glance. KANE One thing I've never been able to understand. XANADU . Invite everybody to go to the Everglades SUSAN (throws down a piece of the jigsaw puzzle and rises) Invite everybody! Order everybody. DISSOLVE: Another picture puzzle . except that they are older. and make them sleep in tents! Who wants to sleep in tents when they have a nice room of their own .with their own bath.DAY Another picture puzzle. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: Another picture puzzle .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.I sometimes wonder .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. you mean.imsdb. Susan. KANE You may be right .Susan's hands fitting in a missing piece. I do it because KANE I was referring to myself. Camera pulls back to show Kane and Susan in much the same positions as before.
but KANE (interrupting) You're in a tent. yes. On the soundtrack we hear the following lines of dialogue: BERNSTEIN'S VOICE (embarrased) Oh. You've got no http://www. SUSAN I'm not going to put up with it. KANE You remember my son. I know I always say I mean it. (she catches a slight flicker on Kane's face) Oh. not hostilely. Kane turns to look at her. reading. 19/07/11 01:51 Kane has looked at her steadily. SUSAN I'm not going to have my guests insulted.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. A rather classy dressing table is in the rear. And I can hear you very well if you just talk in a normal tone of voice. in his shirt-sleeves. Kane? CHARLIE JR. that's their business. at which Susan is preparing for bed.html Página 102 de 116 .'S VOICE Hello.EVERGLADES CAMP . KANE I thought we might invite everybody to go on a picnic tomorrow.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. darling. (he pats her lightly on the shoulder) Please see that the arrangements are made. LARGE TENT . How do you do. Kane. and then I don't . very angry. You're not at home.or you get me so don't do what I say I'm going to . THE EVERGLADES CAMP . SUSAN I mean it. is in an easy chair.to Bernstein. Kane turns away . camera holds on closeup of Susan's face. DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT.imsdb. Mr. She is DISSOLVE: EXT. Susan. Susan is very sullen.if people want to bring a drink or two along on a picnic. Mr. Bernstein. Stay at Everglades overnight.NIGHT Long shot .of a number of classy tents. just because you think (in a rage) .NIGHT Two real beds have been set up on each side of the tent. During this.
KANE We can discuss all this some other time.what you'd want if you were me. I want you to stop this. Susan. I've never wanted anything . You're not going to keep on running my life the way you want it.I don't want anything now . You're (a sudden notion) http://www.or I ought to be. Right now SUSAN I'll discuss what's on my mind when I want to. 19/07/11 01:51 right KANE (quickly) I've got more than a right as far as you're concerned.imsdb. I don't mean the things you've given me . SUSAN What you want me to want. What's the difference between giving me a bracelet or giving somebody else a hundred thousand dollars for a statue you're going to keep crated up and never look at? It's only money. But you've never given me anything that KANE Susan. I really think SUSAN Oh. I was once. You've tried to buy me into giving you something. SUSAN Oh. that you care about. and SUSAN I'm not just your wife. I'm a person all by myself . Susan. I'm sick and tired of you telling me what I must and what I musn't do! KANE (gently) You're my wife. (she screams) You've never given me anything. KANE As far as you're concerned. You're not really giving anything that belongs to you. Sometimes you get me to believing I never was. I'm going to say exactly what I think. It doesn't mean anything. And right now! SUSAN Well. Susan.except what you want. Susan. I'm not going to stop it.html Página 103 de 116 .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. What you've decided I ought to have .that don't mean anything to you.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KANE (he has risen) Susan. you mean.
SUSAN You .Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. with no lessening of her passion. Kane slaps her across the face. SUSAN Love! You don't love anybody! Me or anybody else! You want to be loved . DISSOLVE: INT. as of one who sees something unfamiliar and unbelievable.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. enter.html Página 104 de 116 They look at He turns as he hears Raymond . (pauses) Never knew till this minute KANE Susan. Tried to bribe them! KANE Susan! She looks at him. SUSAN (nods) Yes. SUSAN You'll never have another chance to hit me again. but she doesn't give way. In fact. Whatever you want . fixedly. it seems to me SUSAN Don't tell me you're sorry. KANE'S STUDY . Susan. Kane continues to look at her. RAYMOND http://www. (quietly) Whatever I do . 19/07/11 01:51 .you hit me. No matter how much it cost you . each other. the camera on Kane's face shows the beginning of a startled look. SUSAN I'm going to leave you.XANADU .just name it and it's yours! Only love me! Don't expect me to love you Without a word.that's what you've done with everybody you've ever known.that's all you want! I'm Charles Foster Kane. KANE No. your money .imsdb.your time.it's like you were bribing me! That's what it's been from the first moment I met you.I do .because I love you.DAY Kane is a the window looking out. KANE I'm not sorry. They look at each other. KANE You're talking an incredible amount of nonsense. you're not.
KANE Don't you realize that everybody here is going to know about this? That you've packed your bags and ordered the car and SUSAN . KANE All right. Mr. Susan.DAY Packed suitcases are on the floor. INT. Charlie. Kane bursts into the room. He SUSAN Goodbye. SUSAN'S ROOM . 19/07/11 01:51 Mrs.html Página 105 de 116 .And left? Of course they'll hear. Kane would like to see you. Kane closes the door behind her. KANE Susan. Kane is standing against the door as if physically barring her way. Kane. KANE Is Mrs.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. We've said everything that can be said. She leaves. Susan reaches out her hand. Mr. Charlie.XANADU . Kane (he can't finish) RAYMOND Marie has been packing since morning. Mrs. don't go! Susan. Kane. Kane. MARIE Yes. Raymond waits as Kane hesitates. Kane impetuously walks past him out of the room. SUSAN Let's not start all over again. KANE (suddenly) Don't go. KANE Have you gone completely crazy? Susan looks at him. SUSAN Tell Arnold I'm ready. Marie. I'm not saying goodbye except to you . Kane keeps looking at her. Susan is completely dressed for travelling. KANE I won't let you go. can get the bags.imsdb. please! http://www. SUSAN You can't stop me.but I never imagined that people wouldn't know.
with some of the boys from the office. Not what it means to me. Susan! You mustn't go! (almost blubbering) You .Susan! She is staring at him. I just lost my money.all that art stuff.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. past Kane. who turns to watch her go. Please. Everything'll be exactly the way you want it. Susan. KANE You mustn't go. But when I compare these last ten years with the twenty I spent with him THOMPSON I feel kind of sorry for him. SUSAN They haven't been tough on me. She is affected by this. Rawlston wants the whole place photographed carefully . DISSOLVE OUT: DISSOLVE IN: INT.by your way. Not how I feel. you know SUSAN http://www. She might weaken. yes I can. We run a picture magazine. Mr. (she laughs) I can't do this to you! (she looks at him) Oh. believe me THOMPSON The last ten years have been tough on a lot of people.and it was plenty. Susan . She walks out.html Página 106 de 116 . Susan It's as if he had thrown ice water into her face.it's you that this is being done to! It's not me at all. like a very tired old man. KANE Don't go. SUSAN I see . 19/07/11 01:51 He has lost all pride. Not the way I think you want it . Susan stops.imsdb. all the same SUSAN (harshly) Don't you think I do? (pause) You say you're going down to Xanadu? THOMPSON Monday.NIGHT Susan and Thompson at a table. for a moment. SUSAN In case you've never heard of how I lost all my money .you can't do this to me. There is silence between them She freezes.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. "EL RANCHO" CABARET .
RAYMOND Yes.XANADU . Fred finishes typing and then looks up. Mrs. which is dark. SUSAN Well.NIGHT Raymond walking rapidly along corridor.NIGHT An open door shows the pantry. sir . RAYMOND (reading) Mr.yes. He pushes open a door. what do you know? It's morning already. You can learn a lot from him. CORRIDOR AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE . I knew how to handle the old man. She shivers. you'll talk to Raymond. Urgent priority all Kane papers. his Florida home. Charles Foster Kane announced today that Mrs. Signed.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. http://www. at Mr. Charles Foster Kane has left Xanadu. but I knew how to handle him. THOMPSON Queer? RAYMOND Yeah.html Página 107 de 116 . revealing mercilessly every year of Susan's age. He knows where the bodies are buried.he didn't have much reason to be DISSOLVE: INT. Thompson and Raymond are at a table. FRED Okay. The dawn light from the skylight above has grown brighter. That's the butler. At a desk in a fairly elaborate telegraph office sits a wireless operator named Fred. 19/07/11 01:51 I know. I guess he wasn't very happy those last years . He was kind of queer.imsdb. Charles Foster Kane.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. Kane's request. (looks at him) You must come around and tell me the story of your life sometime. Near him at a telephone switchboard sits a female operator named Katherine (not that it matters). GREAT HALL . There is a pitcher of beer and a plate of sandwiches before them. sir. RAYMOND Exclusive for immediate transmission. Raymond drinks a glass of beer and settles back. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. If you're smart. Kane said that she does not intend to return to the operatic career which she gave up a few years after her marriage.XANADU . under the terms of a peaceful and friendly agreement with the intention of filing suit for divorce at an early date. making the artificial light in the night club look particularly ghastly.
XANADU .XANADU Kane. Kane takes it sheepishly looks at it .. the snow in a flurry. and a couple of maids are near the door but are too afraid to be in front of it.NIGHT The housekeeper.discovers a half-empty bottle of liquor and dashes it across the room. Raymond picks it up for him. The curtains (too frilly . They move back away from Kane. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE SUSAN'S BEDROOM .. smashing them to bits . From inside can be heard a terrible banging and crashing.overly pretty) are pulled off the windows in a single gesture. Mrs. Kane looks at the glass ball. Raymond is in the doorway behind Kane.XANADU Kane comes out of the door. Raymond hurries into scene. SUSAN'S BEDROOM . Mrs. still wordlessly. Raymond stands in the doorway watching him. Alexander's room. staring at him. Tinsdall Very well. is literally breaking up the room .can't make it. sir. opens the door and goes in. (turns to Raymond) It's the housekeeper. but not the glass ball. puts in a plug and answers the call. yes. and from the bookshelves he pulls down double armloads of cheap novels .and keep it locked. (he closes it) KANE Lock it . He yanks it down. RAYMOND Yes? KATHERINE She says there's some sort of disturbance up in Mrs.moves painfully out of the room into the corridor. Katherine DISSOLVE: INT. His eye follows it. gaudy pictures Susie's pictures in Susie's bad taste. Raymond. Off of occasional tables. hands it to him.html Página 108 de 116 . Raymond locks the door and comes to his side. Tinsdall. tearing the room to bits. INT. in a truly terrible and absolutely silent rage.yanking pictures. Something made of china breaks. INT.servants staring in silence. Kane says nothing. Kane gives the glass http://www.ugly.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. he sweeps Susie's whorish accumulation of bric-a-brac. and his eye lights on a hanging what-not in a corner which had escaped his notice. She's afraid to go in. He stoops to pick it up . CORRIDOR OUTSIDE SUSAN'S BEDROOM . 19/07/11 01:51 There is the sound of the buzzer on the switchboard.. RAYMOND Yes. He continues with tremendous speed and surprising strength. He stands for a minute breathing heavily. It bounces on the carpet and rolls to his feet. bureaus. KANE (without turning) Close the door. hooks and all off the wall. Prominent on its center shelf is the little glass ball with the snowstorm in it. Susie's cozy little chamber is an incredible shambles all around him. Finally he stops.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. KATHERINE Yes . Tinsdall has been joined now by a fairly sizable turnout of servants.imsdb. There is a long pause . Mrs..
KANE Do you like poetry.1938 ONE OF THE WORKMEN Sorry. Kane raises his head.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. He looks at the grave next to his son's . The men now place over it a long marble slab on which is cut the words: CHARLES FOSTER KANE II. Mr. taking in the pack of servants and something of the situations. directly over the blank place which will be occupied by Kane himself.18. and watching him as he goes.not either of them. 19/07/11 01:51 ball a gentle shake and starts another snowstorm. he puts the glass ball in his coat pocket. old man! DISSOLVE: INT. RAYMOND .LATE AFTERNOON As the dissolve completes itself. we won't be able to cement it till tommorrow. KANE Keep it locked. KANE Raymond (he is almost in a trance) RAYMOND Yes. KANE Mrs. Kane liked poetry Raymond is now convinced that the old master is very far gone indeed . sir One of the younger servants giggles and is hushed up.TO 19-. Okay. looking on.the grave marked http://www. The men strain and grunt as the coffin bangs on the stone floor. He slowly walks off down the corridor. Kane. sir. so quietly it only seems he's talking to himself. KANE Not my wife .html Página 109 de 116 Raymond cuts him short. Mr. and then holding on the burial of Kane's son. KANE'S CHAPEL . the servants giving way to let him pass. He watches the flakes settle . He speaks very quietly to Raymond. 1907 . It is a little to one side of Junior's grave. camera is travellling across the floor of the chapel past the crypts of Kane's father and mother . We Kane looks right through him. Raymond? RAYMOND Can't say. Another flurry of snow.) . RAYMOND Yes.past a blank crypt. He is an old.18. A group of ordinary workmen in ordinary clothes are lowering a very expensive-looking coffin into its crypt. looks at the inscription on the wall. Kane. Mary Kane .TO 19-. The men tip their hats and shuffle out of the chapel.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb.not to say off his trolley.then looks up. Kane shakes the ball again.(marked: James Kane .imsdb. Finally.XANADU . Kane stands nearby with Raymond.
Owls who have lived in tombs And now inhabit a palace. A short pause. He is your life Walking towards time. you know what it means? RAYMOND No. I called my tributary kings together And those who were proud rulers under me. And give me only one more day upon the earth. KANE I didn't used to be afraid of it. Mr. KANE (looking back up at the wall) Do you know what that is? RAYMOND (more his keeper than his butler now) It's a wall you bought in China. You call to him and he does not step. Looking upon the ground. I don't. That's a poem." RAYMOND (catching on) Oh. 19/07/11 01:51 "MARY KANE. sir. KANE It belonged to a king.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. saying: "Take hills of gold. Kane? KANE He was dead. Where are the men with towering hopes? They have changed places with owls. Kane. Seeing my glory in the days of my glory. O sons of men You see a stranger upon the road.. and way beyond it. I opened the boxes of my treasure to them. And yet I saw many things. Kane still stares at the wall. Mr. Mr. DISSOLVE OUT: http://www. yes. Kane. Raymond looks at him. KANE The drunkeness of youth has passed like a fever. (quoting) O sons of men You are caught in the web of the world And the spider Nothing waits behind it. So that I died And Death came to sit upon my throne.html Página 110 de 116 Do . RAYMOND How did you get him to part with it." But they stood silent. His eyes still on the wall. but looking through it.. moutains of silver.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Kane quotes the translation.imsdb. through it. Persia. I thought my power eternal And the days of my life Fixed surely in the years But a whisper came to me From Him who dies not. Hurrying to meet the kings of India and China.
the last couple of years.XANADU . if Mr. among which is also an old sled.NIGHT The magnificent tapestries. RAYMOND (callously) That's the whole works. but now several large packing cases are piled against the walls. anyway .. right up to date. Furniture. RAYMOND Allow yourself plenty of time. (rises) That "Rosebud" . Somewhere in the back. paintings.XANADU . some broken open.that don't mean anything. Raymond gets to his feet and goes to the door. I can remember when they'd wait all day . an old rocking chair and other junk.but I knew how to handle him. http://www.. great and small. He just said "Rosebud" and then he dropped that glass ball and it broke on the floor. THOMPSON (coldly) We're leaving tonight. one of the vast Gothic windows of the hall is open and a light wind blows through the scene. statues. Raymond ushes Thompson into INT. Raymond has finished his beer.things of obviously enormous value are standing beside a kitchen stove. Kane said so. THE GREAT HALL . But I knew how to take care of him. He didn't say anything about that.NIGHT Thompson and Raymond. Thompson doesn't answer. are piled pell mell all over the place. THOMPSON (getting to his feet) Well. etc. Not now. GREAT HALL . RAYMOND See what I mean? He was a little gone in the head . As soon as they're through photographing the stuff Thompson has risen. The train stops at the Junction On signal . I heard him say it.but they don't like to wait. the self-same story..He said all kind of things I couldn't make out.html Página 111 de 116 . RAYMOND You can go on asking questions if you want to.imsdb. opening it for him.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. THOMPSON Sentimental fellow.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. 19/07/11 01:51 DISSOLVE IN: INT. are still there. aren't you? RAYMOND Yes and no. some shut and a number of objects. thanks a lot. so I knew he was dead . candelabra. bric-a-brac .
PHOTOGRAPHER All right! Next! Better get that statue over there. Mr. RAYMOND The banks are out of luck.imsdb. The Photographer has just photographed a picture.html Página 112 de 116 . In the center of the hall. Acquired 1911. A flash bulb goes off. are dancing somewhere in the back of the hall to the music of a phonograph.000 lira. Thompson? THOMPSON Millions . cost 45. 483.the Second and Third Men of the projection room scene . The Girl and the Second Man. ASSISTANT "Venus. http://www. The Photographer and his Assitant start to move off with their equipment towards a large sculpture in another part of the hall. Got that? THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN Yeah.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane." Fourth Century. They'll clear all right. obviously of great value.also Thompson and Raymond.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. The Assistant consults a label on the back of it.00. 9182 The Third Newspaperman starts to jot this information down. ASSISTANT (patting the statue on the fanny) That's a lot of money to pay for a dame without a head. ASSISTANT Okay. who wears a hat.if anybody wants it. a Photographer and his Assistant are busy photographing the sundry objects. acquired Florence 1921. In addition to the Photographer and his Assistant. They continue their work throughout the early part of the scene so that now and then a flash bulb goes off. RAYMOND What do you think all that is worth. SECOND ASSISTANT (reading a label) No. Cost twenty-three thousand.attributed to Donatello. 19/07/11 01:51 rustling the papers. Little Salem. there are a Girl and Two Newspaperment . One desk from the estate of Mary Kane. eh? THOMPSON Oh. I don't know. an Italian primitive. The floor is littered with burnt-out flash bulbs. Got it? THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN Okay. ASSISTANT "Nativity" . Value $6. ASSISTANT NO. Colorado.
Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. There's a Burmese Temple and three Spanish ceilings down the hall. He is facing the camera for the THOMPSON http://www. PHOTOGRAPHER Put it over by that statue. first time.00. 19/07/11 01:51 THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN Okay. SECOND NEWSPAPERMAN She always is. PHOTOGRAPHER Anything and everything .right up to the end. THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN What's that? RAYMOND It's a jigsaw puzzle.You put all this together the palaces and the paintings and the toys and everything .what would it spell? Thompson has turned around. Value $2.html Página 113 de 116 . THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN We got a lot of those. THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN wonder . The junk as well as the art. A flashlight bulb goes off.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. Raymond laughs. didn't he? RAYMOND He went right on buying . Estate of Mary Kane. THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN There's a part of a Scotch castle over there. GIRL (calling out) Who is she anyway? Venus. PHOTOGRAPHER I wonder how they put all those pieces together? ASSISTANT (reading a label) Iron stove. make a good setup.imsdb. Thompson has opened a box and is idly playing with a handful of little pieces of cardboard.he was a regular crow. but we haven't bothered to unwrap it. all in crates. PHOTOGRAPHER Yeah. It'll THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN He sure liked to collect things. SECOND ASSISTANT We're all set to get everything.
Jerry? (to the Third Newspaperman) That was Jerry's angle. The dancers have come over to Thompson. Outside of that THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN Okay. But he had no use for anybody who disagreed with him on any point. anyway. Jerry? THOMPSON No.that was his motto. will you? It's driving me nuts! What's Rosebud? PHOTOGRAPHER Kane's last words. what have you been doing? THOMPSON Playing with a jigsaw puzzle I talked to a lot of people who knew him. Jerry? Did you ever find out what it means.imsdb. with a streak of crookedness a yard wide."Live and Let Live" .it's become a very clear picture. SECOND NEWSPAPERMAN Well. SECOND NEWSPAPERMAN Say. Jerry? THIRD NEWSPAPERMAN (to the dancers) Turn that thing off. The music has stopped. He had a gift for friendship such as few men have . 19/07/11 01:51 Charles Foster Kane. He was the most honest man who ever lived. with a grin. no matter how small it was. Or Rosebud? The Photographer turns to Thompson PHOTOGRAPHER How about it. He was a loving husband and a good father . He was a liberal and a reactionary.he broke his oldest friend's heart like you'd throw away a cigarette you were through with. I didn't. Jerry? THOMPSON Not much. aren't they. he was tolerant . Another flash bulb goes off.html Página 114 de 116 . GIRL What about Rosebud? Don't you think that explains anything? http://www. GIRL What do they say? THOMPSON Well .com/scripts/Citizen-Kane.and both his wives left him and his son got himself killed about as shabbily as you can do it.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. what did you find out about him. wasn't it. okay.
etc.imsdb. Charles Foster Kane was a man who got everything he wanted. Camera reverses the path it took at the beginning of the picture. are shovelling things into the furnace. Not much anway. picking up their clothes and equipment. excelsior. The flames start to devour it.Citizen Kane Script at IMSDb. It is mostly bits of broken packing cases. As camera comes close. It just registers the sled as the newspaper people. the letter "K" is prominent in the moonlight. As camera pauses for a moment. I don't think any word explains a man's life. Just before we fade out. Raymond is about ten feet away. I don't think it explains anything. No. though the letters are faded. which close behind it.NIGHT A large furnace. He drops the jigsaw pieces back into the box. It moves finally through the gates. The sled is on top of the pile. dominates the scene. 19/07/11 01:51 THOMPSON No. No . CELLAR . DISSOLVE: INT. Camera travels to the pile that he has indicated.it has been resting on a little sled .the little sled young Charles Foster Kane hit Thatcher with at the opening of the picture. RAYMOND Throw that junk in. I don't. Two laborers. takes the sled in his hand and throws it into the furnace.com/scripts/Citizen-Kane. there comes again into the picture the pattern of barbed wire and cyclone fencing.NO TRESPASSING" FADE OUT: THE END Citizen Kane Writers : Herman J. Smoke is coming from a chimney. the train. XANADU .XANADU . EXT. Camera doesn't close in on this. The laborer drops his shovel. with an open door.NIGHT No lights are to be seen. with shovels. unmistakably the word "ROSEBUD" across it. Mankiewicz Orson Welles Genres : Drama Mystery User Comments http://www. move out of the great hall. On the fence is a sign which reads: "PRIVATE .I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle . We'll miss He picks up his overcoat . THOMPSON We'd better get along. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get or lost. too. perhaps omitting some of the stages. looking at his watch. it shows the faded rosebud and.html Página 115 de 116 .a missing piece. and then lost it.
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