The Complete Mr. Arkadin / Confidential Report (1955) 3 x DVD9 Criterion Collection
Guy Van Stratten (Robert Arden) is an American hustler who sticks his nose into something that doesn't concern him: a shoot-out near the Milan waterfront. Trying to help a dying man, Guy's lady Mily is whispered two names: Gregory Arkadin (Orson Welles) and Sophie. Realizing the mysterious Arkadin is the world's wealthiest man, the con man sees this as an opportunity to make some serious bread. After following Mr. Arkadin to a resort area in Spain, he makes an intro through his beloved daughter Raina (Paola Mori). Attending a costume party in his own castle, Arkadin absences himself from the party to present a confidential report he has on Guy--exposing him as an idle adventurer and small-time con man. Arkadin then makes Guy an offer he can't refuse, as he's hired to investigate the wealthy man's past. It's explained that an amnesia overcame Arkadin in 1927, which has left him without a memory of his past. Arkadin, in turn for paying well for this assignment, stipulates that this means Guy will never see his daughter again. Guy agrees, and starts his travels in Eastern Europe where Arkadin began his climb to the top. It soon becomes apparent that everyone Guy comes into contact with turns up dead...

On The Complete Mr. Arkadin, you'll find five versions of the story of the mysterious billionaire — the episode of The Lives of Harry Lime radio series which first told his story, the Corinth version of the movie, an alternate European version retitled Confidential Report, a new cut believed to be closest to Orson Welles's vision, and a novel based on the story.

Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer
Country: France, Spain, Switzerland
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama

• Audio commentary by scholars Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore
• Interviews with Welles biographer Simon Callow, star Robert Arden, radio producer Harry Alan Towers, director Peter Bogdanovich, and film archivists Stephan Droessler and Claude Bertemes
• Three half-hour episodes of the radio program The Lives of Harry Lime, upon which the film is based
• On the Comprehensive Version, a new documentary featuring Droessler, Bertemes, and Bogdanovich
• Outtakes, rushes, and alternate scenes from the film
• Extensive stills gallery

Disc One: The Corinth Version
DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:39:58 | 7.63 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Disc Two: Confidential Report
DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:37:52 | 6.64 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Disc Three: The Comprehensive Version
DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:46:17 | 7.25 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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