Movies: Orson Welles’ “The Trial”

July 31, 1962 - Orson Welles’ film version of Franz Kafka’s “The Trial,” which Mr. Welles says is the first film completed “on his own terms” since “Citizen Kane,” will be released in the U.S. in October by Astor Pictures. The adaptation of the modern classic, starring Anthony Perkins and Jeanne Moreau, was filmed in Paris and Yugoslavia by an international company under the auspices of French producer Alexandre Salkind. Mr. Welles directed his own English-language screenplay, converting a former railway station, Paris’s Gare d’Orsay, into a studio for most of the scenes. Kafka’s novel is about a citizen of an unnamed country who is tried and eventually executed for an unidentified crime.

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