Welles broke his ankle in the scene where he runs down the stairs chasing
Boss Gettis. The event apparently threw something of a monkey wrench
into the production.
On Thu, 28 Oct 1993 13:36:18 EDT McComb, Mary said:
>One of my astute film students has noticed that in a production
>still of CITIZEN KANE in our text (Film Art, Bordwell& Thompson,
>p. 15), Orson Welles is directing from a wheelchair. She
>(and I) ask why? Was it simply to reduce fatigue, or was he
>injured at some point during production (obviously when he
>wasn't acting himself!). We'd appreciate info.
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