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1 of 1 Original 1938 film footage has been found
Original 1938 film footage has been found

Lost footage which was filmed by Citizen Kane director Orson Welles is being restored after it was discovered in Italy.

The BBC reports that the 1938 footage was discovered in a warehouse in north-east Italy and was originally meant to be screened during a staging of the comedy Too Much Johnson.

The films were originally meant to accompany each act of William Gillette's three-part comedy however they were left unfinished.

It had been thought that the films were destroyed in a fire in 1970 and despite being damaged, they have survived and will be screened in October - which is great news for Welles, and indeed film, fans.

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