William Alland
Actor, producer, writer and director
William Alland
William Alland was an American actor, producer, writer and director of science fiction and western films. He is perhaps best known for his role as reporter Jerry Thompson, who investigates the life of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane in Orson Welle's Citizen Kane. In his early 20s, he arrived in Manhattan and took courses at the Henry Street Settlement House, where he met Orson Welles. He also lent his voice to Welles' The War of the Worlds.
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Much more than Citizen Kane, Orson Welles is TCM's featured star August 8 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Agnes Moorehead (later Endora on Bewitched), William Alland, Paul Stewart, George Coulouris, Dorothy Comingore and the aforementioned Joseph Cotton & Ruth Warrick co-star. Star/director Welles is at it again at 12:15am/11:15c in 1958's Touch Of Evil
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'Movies by Moonlight' series travels back in time - Albany Democrat Herald
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Directed by William Alland. Sometimes science is best left alone. That's what doctors Mark Williams (Dunning), David Reed (Carlson) and Carl Maia (Moreno) discover when they journey into the Amazon to fetch the skeletal remains of a rare life form
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The Weekly Listicle: An Obit For Print Journalism - California Literary Review
Google News - over 5 years
In fact, the film actually centers around another journalist, William Alland's Jerry Thompson who works for a The March of Time-style newsreel and is investigating Kane's life after his death (or, more specifically, the story behind his now infamous
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FILM; Houseman: Producer And Hero
NYTimes - about 15 years
SO the Brooklyn Academy is mounting a tribute to John Houseman (it runs from Feb. 15 to March 10 at the BAM Rose Cinemas). To which I can only respond, well, of course, but surely there is always a tribute running to this extraordinary and entertaining man, one of the small number of people who raised the term ''movie producer'' to a level of
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HOME VIDEO; A Battle of Egos Over 'Kane'
NYTimes - over 16 years
Famous for gathering the Hollywood elite at San Simeon, his California estate, the press baron William Randolph Hearst was once asked why he didn't devote himself fully to movies rather than journalism. ''He said: 'You can crush a man with journalism, but not with motion pictures.' That was his answer,'' Douglas Fairbanks Jr. says in the
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