The Immortal Story
The Immortal Story (1968)

Immortal Story was directed by Orson Welles, who also stars as a fabulously wealthy, but bitter and dictatorial, European merchant. Soured on life, Mr. Clay (Welles) decides to play games with the lives of others. He decides to make the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 24, 1968
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Though shot for television on a low budget, this is a sumptuous experience.

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Peter Galvin

The Immortal Story is, in part, concerned with the very nature of storytelling, something that Welles was fascinated with his whole life.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Masterpiece, rich in visual style.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Its sad and bittersweet effects are slowly achieved in brooding, garrulous, overly introspective style, except by Jeanne Moreau.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Shot on a smaller scale than Welles' other films, but it has all of Welles' hallmarks, including cavernous shots and startling angles.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Always oddly fascinating.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's awkward yet exquisite.

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TV Guide

A small, quietly beautiful fable which leaves the viewer with a strange sense of loss and sadness.

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Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema

This is a film that proceeds like a ritual, adding to a story that engulfs it.

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