This classic noir is set in the Edwardian era, and features Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Joseph Cotten. The story pushes against many of the previously accepted ideals in Hollywood films.
“What did you want me to do? Be reasonable. You didn’t expect me to give myself up… ‘It’s a far, far better thing that I do.’ The old limelight. The fall of the curtain. Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories.” – Orson Welles as Harry Lime
“I don’t think there’s one word that can describe a mans life.” – Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane