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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GYvnxJmy5A/UiXYOJ2KaEI/AAAAAAAAQN8/WoWfrfur9hg/s1600/aaaaarkadin22.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="470" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GYvnxJmy5A/UiXYOJ2KaEI/AAAAAAAAQN8/WoWfrfur9hg/s640/aaaaarkadin22.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: red;">Part Three and Conclusion of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em></span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eYqhO9X5dw0/UiXYQ_OkNFI/AAAAAAAAQOE/DOYfwkRQjqc/s1600/aaaaarkadin3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eYqhO9X5dw0/UiXYQ_OkNFI/AAAAAAAAQOE/DOYfwkRQjqc/s640/aaaaarkadin3.jpg" width="474" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">There were champions for Welles among the trade, most devoted of these being Herman G. Weinberg, whose <em>Variety</em> column always had favorable ink to spread where the embattled auteur was concerned. Weinberg kept up </span><span style="color: black;"><span style="color: white;">mention of </span><em><span style="color: white;">Mr.</span> <span style="color: white;">Arkadin/Confidential Report</span></em></span><span style="color: white;"> where others had forgotten. He'd been among the very few in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>, after all, who'd had an opportunity to see the film, Weinberg's access thanks to his being on the TOA selection committee in 1956. As of 1/6/60, he'd lament that "no distributor could be found to take it," and quoted a letter from Welles: <em>What really pleased me was not so much that you liked <strong>Mr. Arkadin</strong>, but that you liked it for what I take to be the right reasons. This, of course, is the ultimate complement</em>. Imagine how Weinberg swelled up when</span><span style="color: white;"> he read <em>that</em>. He would, in fact, reprise the Welles letter in a 1/9/63 column. Orson certainly knew how to flatter favored acolytes like Weinberg, who could perform a real and ongoing service by boosting him in wide-read industry columns.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDkJrsnP5Lw/UiXYUtNtv3I/AAAAAAAAQOM/6N-4jlTz_lE/s1600/aaaaarkadin7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="236" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDkJrsnP5Lw/UiXYUtNtv3I/AAAAAAAAQOM/6N-4jlTz_lE/s400/aaaaarkadin7.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The famine seemed to lift in January 1960 when M. and A. Alexander Productions announced purchase of US and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region></st1:place> "theatrical distribution rights" to <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> (as reported in <em>Variety</em>), <em>Confidential Report</em> apparently having been dropped as&nbsp;the film's&nbsp;title. M. and A. Alexander was a prolific packager of movies for television, their <span style="color: white;">efforts focused on post-48&nbsp;product most desired by broadcasters. Firm president Arthur Alexander put it succinct for <em>Broadcasting</em> magazine: <em>When stations can offer big names ... they can be assured of top ratings and ready interest on the part of sponsors</em>. The Alexanders had just put a "VIP" package together for fall 1960&nbsp;including <em>Pandora and The Flying Dutchman, The Warriors, Seven Angry Men</em>, and 32 others that had played theatres since 1950</span>. Within two years, they would have 300 feature films and 100 cartoons in circulation to local channels, a group to include </span><em><span style="color: white;">Mr.</span> <span style="color: white;">Arkadin</span></em><span style="color: white;">. There's no indication, however, that M. and A. Alexander distributed <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> to theatres prior to a deal made with <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Manhattan</st1:city></st1:place>'s New Yorker Theatre to open the film on 10/11/62.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O9CRK4NFt5M/UiXYWWBuExI/AAAAAAAAQOU/WMfvPM3F5D0/s1600/aaaaarkadin9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="248" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O9CRK4NFt5M/UiXYWWBuExI/AAAAAAAAQOU/WMfvPM3F5D0/s400/aaaaarkadin9.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The 1958 lawsuit was meanwhile back to bite Welles, newly filed allegations bringing it to The New York Times' attention. A 9/29/61 report cited allegations that OW's "repeated drunkenness" had disrupted filming of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>. Loyal champion Herman Weinberg posted sarcastic reply in his 1/10/62 <em>Variety</em> column, quoting <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Lincoln</st1:place></st1:city>'s stance toward complaints over Ulysses Grant imbibing: <em>Find out the brand he drinks, and see that all my generals are well supplied with it</em>. Against this continuing drama, drums began beating for US bow of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> at the "unconventional" New Yorker Theatre, one among <st1:place w:st="on">Gotham</st1:place> sites that celebrated classic fare. Daniel Talbot's venue had opened 3/17/1960, seating 900, policy geared toward oldies and foreign. After two years' modest success at this, Talbot announced <em>a series of special engagements of films by major directors that have been ignored by American distributors</em>, the first</span> <span style="color: white;">of these to be <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>.</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aS24Ov8W-Vs/UiXYaV6LJtI/AAAAAAAAQOc/ic0tiZ28tD4/s1600/aaaaarkadin21.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aS24Ov8W-Vs/UiXYaV6LJtI/AAAAAAAAQOc/ic0tiZ28tD4/s400/aaaaarkadin21.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The New York Times took interest and published an interview with Talbot on 9/12/62, a few weeks ahead of his <em>Arkadin </em>booking. Litigation had been cause for delay of the Welles film, said the New Yorker's manager, who promised <em>technique ... reminiscent of <strong>Citizen Kane</strong></em>, as well as <em>moral meaning</em> (that) <em>is ambiguous and fascinating</em>. This was pitching high to the art crowd as well as those who liked Orson's American pics, these ladled heavy on Gotham TV in addition to sure-seaters around town. Helpful too was OW himself&nbsp;declaring <em>Arkadin</em> to be his "most ambitious" pic since <em>CK</em>. <em>Variety</em>'s New York Sound Track column would follow Talbot's progress and pass along good news: <em>Orson Welles' <strong>Mr. Arkadin</strong> reportedly cracked the first-week b.o. record at the uptown New Yorker</em>, said the trade on 10/24/62, <em>It stays, of course</em>.</span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mGMD0y5-_BM/UiXYbsnys3I/AAAAAAAAQOk/KcN1Bq_lSLo/s1600/aaaaarkadin12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="250" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mGMD0y5-_BM/UiXYbsnys3I/AAAAAAAAQOk/KcN1Bq_lSLo/s400/aaaaarkadin12.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Reviews were mixed, none of which mattered to patronage. This was fresh Welles and they were determined to see it. The Times' Eugene Archer called <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> "in turn, baffling, exciting, infuriating, original, and obscure." <em>Variety </em>came to a more commercial point: "One for the cine-addicts," and a decided mixed bag otherwise. What made <em>Variety</em>'s face red was declaration that they had "unaccountably carried no review of the pic originally," when in fact they had, as pointed out by a letter to editors published 10/17/62 that alerted <em>Variety</em> to the fact of the paper having covered <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> for the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. More embarrassing was the same scribe pointing out that<em> Mr. Arkadin</em> had played <st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:country-region> television prior to Dan Talbot's engagement (a <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Miami</st1:place></st1:city> run, plus others). "It may be of small matter, but New Yorkers needn't think they see them all first," said the obviously better-informed reader. <em>Variety</em> would</span> <span style="color: white;">headline the letter <em>In Re Those Phoney 'American Premieres</em>,<em>'</em> and print a mea culpa column in the same issue.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h_dDc6yVTX8/UiXYfW3jA0I/AAAAAAAAQOs/plagmgqA2gE/s1600/aaaaarkadin4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h_dDc6yVTX8/UiXYfW3jA0I/AAAAAAAAQOs/plagmgqA2gE/s640/aaaaarkadin4.jpg" width="492" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Dan Talbot spoke frankly for a 4/17/63 <em>Variety</em>interview summing up the New Yorker's experience handling so-called "lost" and unreleased pix. <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> was the only one of the lot to show a profit, he said, and there was brief consideration</span> <span style="color: white;">toward distributing the Welles feature beyond NYC environs, until Talbot <em>got a gander at an entirely new world of problems which he'd have to face as a distrib, and he dropped the whole thing</em>. Talbot estimated the cost of launching a "virgin" title at the New Yorker at between $6,000 and $8,000 for advertising/publicity,&nbsp;plus other expense borne by the theatre. <em>This can be costly for what remains, essentially, a nabe house which does not stand to recoup its expenditure from any future profits of the pic, should it subsequently get a conventional <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region>release</em>. <em>Variety</em> had passed along rumor in its <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> review that Astor Productions had an option to nationwide-release the film, that company already vested in Orson </span><span style="color: white;">Welles' latest, <em>The Trial</em>. Later coverage, however, would reveal Astor's filing under Chapter Eleven for bankruptcy protection, which put paid to&nbsp;wider circulation of&nbsp;<em>Mr. Arkadin</em>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SFJvlnOrCao/UiXYiGPE3pI/AAAAAAAAQO0/4C0bNiqbm6Y/s1600/aaaaarkadin13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="250" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SFJvlnOrCao/UiXYiGPE3pI/AAAAAAAAQO0/4C0bNiqbm6Y/s400/aaaaarkadin13.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The few bookings that followed the New Yorker's came and went hurriedly. The city's Little Carnegie (520 seats) played&nbsp;<em>Mr. Arkadin</em>&nbsp;for a week in late October '62 on strength of press coverage and Talbot's success. That run, said Variety, "landed (an) okay $5,000," while <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Chicago</st1:place></st1:city>'s Carnegie (495 seats) took $2,900 for a seven day's stand in December. As context to this, the Carnegie's art house rival, the "Cinema" (500 seats), had a combo of classics <em>Mata Hari</em> and </span><em><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-watch-list-for-41613-red-dust-1932.html"><span style="color: yellow;">Red Dust</span></a></em><span style="color: yellow;"> </span><span style="color: white;">during the same week and got $2,600. <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> became tougher to&nbsp;see after this. An 11/15/85 engagement saw it doubled with <em>The Third Man</em> at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Manhattan</st1:city></st1:place>'s new artie, the Thalia Soho, for a $5 admission, but schedulers for a 5/86 Welles retrospective at the Regency, "the most complete" since Welles' death in October of the previous year, drew blanks when they tried booking <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>, along with <em>Othello, The Trial</em>, and <em>F For Fake</em>. "I wish we had them, but they were tied up in his estate, or there were rights problems," said Regency manager Frank Rowley: "I had only a short time in which to assemble this series, which I wanted to present even<span style="color: white;"> sooner --- and I just couldn't wait around any longer." The foregoing are but academic issues now, what with <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> available in a DVD box which contains multiple versions of the film and extras galore. More than one reviewer has ranked Criterion's among all-time best retrievals and presentation of a vintage</span>title.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GYvnxJmy5A/UiXYOJ2KaEI/AAAAAAAAQN8/WoWfrfur9hg/s1600/aaaaarkadin22.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="470" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--GYvnxJmy5A/UiXYOJ2KaEI/AAAAAAAAQN8/WoWfrfur9hg/s640/aaaaarkadin22.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: red;">Part Three and Conclusion of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em></span></span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eYqhO9X5dw0/UiXYQ_OkNFI/AAAAAAAAQOE/DOYfwkRQjqc/s1600/aaaaarkadin3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eYqhO9X5dw0/UiXYQ_OkNFI/AAAAAAAAQOE/DOYfwkRQjqc/s640/aaaaarkadin3.jpg" width="474" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">There were champions for Welles among the trade, most devoted of these being Herman G. Weinberg, whose <em>Variety</em> column always had favorable ink to spread where the embattled auteur was concerned. Weinberg kept up </span><span style="color: black;"><span style="color: white;">mention of </span><em><span style="color: white;">Mr.</span> <span style="color: white;">Arkadin/Confidential Report</span></em></span><span style="color: white;"> where others had forgotten. He'd been among the very few in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>, after all, who'd had an opportunity to see the film, Weinberg's access thanks to his being on the TOA selection committee in 1956. As of 1/6/60, he'd lament that "no distributor could be found to take it," and quoted a letter from Welles: <em>What really pleased me was not so much that you liked <strong>Mr. Arkadin</strong>, but that you liked it for what I take to be the right reasons. This, of course, is the ultimate complement</em>. Imagine how Weinberg swelled up when</span><span style="color: white;"> he read <em>that</em>. He would, in fact, reprise the Welles letter in a 1/9/63 column. Orson certainly knew how to flatter favored acolytes like Weinberg, who could perform a real and ongoing service by boosting him in wide-read industry columns.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDkJrsnP5Lw/UiXYUtNtv3I/AAAAAAAAQOM/6N-4jlTz_lE/s1600/aaaaarkadin7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="236" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IDkJrsnP5Lw/UiXYUtNtv3I/AAAAAAAAQOM/6N-4jlTz_lE/s400/aaaaarkadin7.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The famine seemed to lift in January 1960 when M. and A. Alexander Productions announced purchase of US and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region></st1:place> "theatrical distribution rights" to <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> (as reported in <em>Variety</em>), <em>Confidential Report</em> apparently having been dropped as&nbsp;the film's&nbsp;title. M. and A. Alexander was a prolific packager of movies for television, their <span style="color: white;">efforts focused on post-48&nbsp;product most desired by broadcasters. Firm president Arthur Alexander put it succinct for <em>Broadcasting</em> magazine: <em>When stations can offer big names ... they can be assured of top ratings and ready interest on the part of sponsors</em>. The Alexanders had just put a "VIP" package together for fall 1960&nbsp;including <em>Pandora and The Flying Dutchman, The Warriors, Seven Angry Men</em>, and 32 others that had played theatres since 1950</span>. Within two years, they would have 300 feature films and 100 cartoons in circulation to local channels, a group to include </span><em><span style="color: white;">Mr.</span> <span style="color: white;">Arkadin</span></em><span style="color: white;">. There's no indication, however, that M. and A. Alexander distributed <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> to theatres prior to a deal made with <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Manhattan</st1:city></st1:place>'s New Yorker Theatre to open the film on 10/11/62.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O9CRK4NFt5M/UiXYWWBuExI/AAAAAAAAQOU/WMfvPM3F5D0/s1600/aaaaarkadin9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="248" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O9CRK4NFt5M/UiXYWWBuExI/AAAAAAAAQOU/WMfvPM3F5D0/s400/aaaaarkadin9.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The 1958 lawsuit was meanwhile back to bite Welles, newly filed allegations bringing it to The New York Times' attention. A 9/29/61 report cited allegations that OW's "repeated drunkenness" had disrupted filming of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>. Loyal champion Herman Weinberg posted sarcastic reply in his 1/10/62 <em>Variety</em> column, quoting <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Lincoln</st1:place></st1:city>'s stance toward complaints over Ulysses Grant imbibing: <em>Find out the brand he drinks, and see that all my generals are well supplied with it</em>. Against this continuing drama, drums began beating for US bow of <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> at the "unconventional" New Yorker Theatre, one among <st1:place w:st="on">Gotham</st1:place> sites that celebrated classic fare. Daniel Talbot's venue had opened 3/17/1960, seating 900, policy geared toward oldies and foreign. After two years' modest success at this, Talbot announced <em>a series of special engagements of films by major directors that have been ignored by American distributors</em>, the first</span> <span style="color: white;">of these to be <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>.</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aS24Ov8W-Vs/UiXYaV6LJtI/AAAAAAAAQOc/ic0tiZ28tD4/s1600/aaaaarkadin21.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aS24Ov8W-Vs/UiXYaV6LJtI/AAAAAAAAQOc/ic0tiZ28tD4/s400/aaaaarkadin21.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The New York Times took interest and published an interview with Talbot on 9/12/62, a few weeks ahead of his <em>Arkadin </em>booking. Litigation had been cause for delay of the Welles film, said the New Yorker's manager, who promised <em>technique ... reminiscent of <strong>Citizen Kane</strong></em>, as well as <em>moral meaning</em> (that) <em>is ambiguous and fascinating</em>. This was pitching high to the art crowd as well as those who liked Orson's American pics, these ladled heavy on Gotham TV in addition to sure-seaters around town. Helpful too was OW himself&nbsp;declaring <em>Arkadin</em> to be his "most ambitious" pic since <em>CK</em>. <em>Variety</em>'s New York Sound Track column would follow Talbot's progress and pass along good news: <em>Orson Welles' <strong>Mr. Arkadin</strong> reportedly cracked the first-week b.o. record at the uptown New Yorker</em>, said the trade on 10/24/62, <em>It stays, of course</em>.</span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mGMD0y5-_BM/UiXYbsnys3I/AAAAAAAAQOk/KcN1Bq_lSLo/s1600/aaaaarkadin12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="250" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mGMD0y5-_BM/UiXYbsnys3I/AAAAAAAAQOk/KcN1Bq_lSLo/s400/aaaaarkadin12.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Reviews were mixed, none of which mattered to patronage. This was fresh Welles and they were determined to see it. The Times' Eugene Archer called <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> "in turn, baffling, exciting, infuriating, original, and obscure." <em>Variety </em>came to a more commercial point: "One for the cine-addicts," and a decided mixed bag otherwise. What made <em>Variety</em>'s face red was declaration that they had "unaccountably carried no review of the pic originally," when in fact they had, as pointed out by a letter to editors published 10/17/62 that alerted <em>Variety</em> to the fact of the paper having covered <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> for the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. More embarrassing was the same scribe pointing out that<em> Mr. Arkadin</em> had played <st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:country-region> television prior to Dan Talbot's engagement (a <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Miami</st1:place></st1:city> run, plus others). "It may be of small matter, but New Yorkers needn't think they see them all first," said the obviously better-informed reader. <em>Variety</em> would</span> <span style="color: white;">headline the letter <em>In Re Those Phoney 'American Premieres</em>,<em>'</em> and print a mea culpa column in the same issue.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h_dDc6yVTX8/UiXYfW3jA0I/AAAAAAAAQOs/plagmgqA2gE/s1600/aaaaarkadin4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h_dDc6yVTX8/UiXYfW3jA0I/AAAAAAAAQOs/plagmgqA2gE/s640/aaaaarkadin4.jpg" width="492" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Dan Talbot spoke frankly for a 4/17/63 <em>Variety</em>interview summing up the New Yorker's experience handling so-called "lost" and unreleased pix. <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> was the only one of the lot to show a profit, he said, and there was brief consideration</span> <span style="color: white;">toward distributing the Welles feature beyond NYC environs, until Talbot <em>got a gander at an entirely new world of problems which he'd have to face as a distrib, and he dropped the whole thing</em>. Talbot estimated the cost of launching a "virgin" title at the New Yorker at between $6,000 and $8,000 for advertising/publicity,&nbsp;plus other expense borne by the theatre. <em>This can be costly for what remains, essentially, a nabe house which does not stand to recoup its expenditure from any future profits of the pic, should it subsequently get a conventional <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region>release</em>. <em>Variety</em> had passed along rumor in its <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> review that Astor Productions had an option to nationwide-release the film, that company already vested in Orson </span><span style="color: white;">Welles' latest, <em>The Trial</em>. Later coverage, however, would reveal Astor's filing under Chapter Eleven for bankruptcy protection, which put paid to&nbsp;wider circulation of&nbsp;<em>Mr. Arkadin</em>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SFJvlnOrCao/UiXYiGPE3pI/AAAAAAAAQO0/4C0bNiqbm6Y/s1600/aaaaarkadin13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="250" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SFJvlnOrCao/UiXYiGPE3pI/AAAAAAAAQO0/4C0bNiqbm6Y/s400/aaaaarkadin13.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The few bookings that followed the New Yorker's came and went hurriedly. The city's Little Carnegie (520 seats) played&nbsp;<em>Mr. Arkadin</em>&nbsp;for a week in late October '62 on strength of press coverage and Talbot's success. That run, said Variety, "landed (an) okay $5,000," while <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Chicago</st1:place></st1:city>'s Carnegie (495 seats) took $2,900 for a seven day's stand in December. As context to this, the Carnegie's art house rival, the "Cinema" (500 seats), had a combo of classics <em>Mata Hari</em> and </span><em><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-watch-list-for-41613-red-dust-1932.html"><span style="color: yellow;">Red Dust</span></a></em><span style="color: yellow;"> </span><span style="color: white;">during the same week and got $2,600. <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> became tougher to&nbsp;see after this. An 11/15/85 engagement saw it doubled with <em>The Third Man</em> at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Manhattan</st1:city></st1:place>'s new artie, the Thalia Soho, for a $5 admission, but schedulers for a 5/86 Welles retrospective at the Regency, "the most complete" since Welles' death in October of the previous year, drew blanks when they tried booking <em>Mr. Arkadin</em>, along with <em>Othello, The Trial</em>, and <em>F For Fake</em>. "I wish we had them, but they were tied up in his estate, or there were rights problems," said Regency manager Frank Rowley: "I had only a short time in which to assemble this series, which I wanted to present even<span style="color: white;"> sooner --- and I just couldn't wait around any longer." The foregoing are but academic issues now, what with <em>Mr. Arkadin</em> available in a DVD box which contains multiple versions of the film and extras galore. 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