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Mr. Arkadin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Patricia Medina, Paola Mori, Suzanne Flon, Peter van Eyck

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MR. ARKADIN is a movie written and directed by Orson Welles in 1955.

Robert Arden tries to blackmail Orson -Arkadin- Welles, a Russian billionaire, by threatening to reveal to the world Arkadin's connection with the murder of Bracco in Italy. Finally, a cunning Arkadin hires Arden and asks him to report on his past. Arkadin tells Arden he's amnesic and that he doesn't know where he comes from. During his investigations, Arden will discover the criminal past of the young Arkadin in Poland but his witnesses are murdered one by one. Arden will also finally meet Paola Mori, Arkadin's only child, a young woman overprotected by her father who doesn't want to lose her love and esteem.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy    -   Germany    -   Spain    -   Netherlands The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   castle    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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