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It's All True (1993)

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira ... Himself
Jeronimo André De Souza Jeronimo André De Souza ... Himself
Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima ... Himself
Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva ... Himself (as Manuel 'Preto' Pereira Da Silva)
Jose Sobrinho Jose Sobrinho ... Himself
Francisca Moreira da Silva Francisca Moreira da Silva ... Herself (as Francisca Moreira Da Silva)
Miguel Ferrer ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Miranda ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Edmar Morel Edmar Morel ... Himself - Interviewee
Grande Otelo Grande Otelo ... Himself
Orson Welles ... Himself - Interview (archive footage)
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dreamers See more »

Filming Locations:

Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The black-and-white portions of this film were filmed in 1942, when Orson Welles was asked by Nelson Rockefeller to make a "goodwill" film documentary about South America. RKO assumed Welles' film would resemble an innocuous travelogue; instead, he began to film a documentary about ordinary daily life in Brazil. Legends (ultimately proved untrue) sprang up about Welles' riotous behavior in Brazil, and RKO pulled the plug on the film after a fatal accident involving fishermen. For years, the original footage was considered lost, but what was left was eventually found in the Paramount stock footage library and edited into this 1993 release. See more »

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What remains of Orson Welles' It's All True is quite fascinating to watch
11 October 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After years of reading about this aborted film of Orson Welles, I finally got to see It's All True on Netflix disc. We see interviews with him explaining how the new regime at RKO had not only reedited The Magnificent Ambersons without his input while he was in Brazil, but also how eventually they cancelled this one while he was there. There was supposed to be a story of a boy and his donkey, a carnival sequence, and one of four men on a raft going on a journey. There are only snippets of the first two but a more complete version of the last one which is silent with a musical score that sounds very modern. This was a fascinating find and I highly recommend It's All True for any Welles buffs out there.


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