Orson Welles roasts Dean Martin

Here is Orson Welles roasting Dean Martin back in 1977, after he himself has been introduced by Don Rickles:

> The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast at the IMDb
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> The infamous Orson Welles peas commercial

Interesting TV

Orson Welles on Dick Cavett

You may have seen his cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane, marvelled at him in The Third Man, or heard outtakes from that infamous peas commercial but there was no doubt Orson Welles was a fascinating talker.

Check out this interview with Dick Cavett from July 1970, where Welles turns the tables on his host:

He also talks about Jerry Lewis and being directed by other people (such as Mike Nichols in Catch-22):

and how Winston Churchill helped Welles finance a film:

Plus, they finish by pondering whether a work of pornography can be a masterpiece and what his desert island movie is:


Orson Welles peas advert

Here are the hilarious outtakes from an advert Orson Welles once did for Findus frozen peas:


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