75 years ago, on 01-May-1941, Citizen Kane premiered at the RKO Palace theater on Broadway. Orson Welles hit a grand slam on his first effort as a director, Citizen Kane. It used to be at the top of lists of the Greatest Film Ever. It doesn't appear to get there much anymore, but it is still a wonderful movie. The movie had a mixed reception. The Hearst papers hated it because everyone thought that Kane was William Randolph Hearst. It hurt the reputation of Marion Davies, who was a lot more talented than Kane's second wife. Writer Herman J Mankiewicz spent many years trying to get people to acknowledge that he played a large part in the creation of the movie.
Today is also the 100th birthday of actor Glenn Ford. The Big Heat is one of my favorite movies.