After Citizen Kane Welles clashed constantly with studio chiefs and was never again able to exert such absolute artistic control or achieve such creative success. His other films include The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), Othello (1952), Touch of Evil (1958 restored and reworked according to Welles's instructions, 1998), The Trial (1963), and Chimes at Midnight (1966). Welles's booming voice and air of authority made him a popular film actor and occasional off-screen narrator, appearing in films such as Jane Eyre (1943), The Third Man (1949), Catch-22 (1970), and Someone to Love (1987). Beginning in the 1970s, he also became a popular figure on television, in commercials and as a frequent guest and occasional host on talk shows.
See O. Welles et al., This Is Orson Welles (rev. ed., 1998) biographies by F. Brady (1989), C. Higham (1985), B. Leaming (1985), S. Callow (2 vol., 1996–), J. McBride (rev. ed. 1996), and D. Thomson (1996) studies of his films by C. Higham (1970), P. Cowie (1972), H. James (1991), A. Bazin (1992), and P. Conrad (2003) H. J. Mankiewicz and P. Kael, The Citizen Kane Book (1971) R. L. Carringer, The Making of Citizen Kane (1985) C. Heylin, Despite the System: Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios (2005) The Battle over Citizen Kane (documentary film, 1995).
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