Ray Collins

Born: 10 December 1889, Sacramento, Ca.
Died: 11 July 1965, Santa Monica, CA.

Highlighted works

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut film, boy wonder Welles created a modernist masterpiece that is regularly voted the best film ever made.

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Among the most famous of broken films, Orson Welles’ masterful follow-up to Citizen Kane was taken out of his control and re-edited by the studio.

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    Orson Welles’ return to Hollywood after ten years working in Europe is a sleazy border tale in which he takes centre stage as gargantuan detective Hank Quinlan.

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    William Wyler’s poignant account of three WWII veterans adjusting to the difficulties of life back home swept the Oscars in 1946.

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