You know, Orson & Jazz, when it gets right down to it, the picture we have is what counts. CITIZEN KANE is the film Welles wanted to make, and the one we have. I have brought up what I consider several fascinating sidebars on what might have been included in the film, but they would have made the picture too long, certainly for 1941.
In particular, I consider the scene with Kane and Raymond at the crypt a great piece of writing, a summing up of the meaning of CITIZEN KANE. It's the only excised scene, if indeed shot [some contention here], that I would have liked in the finished picture. But to have included it might have come across heavy handed, and would have required a more elaborate explanation of what had happened to Kane's son, and where he had been for all those years.
Like many of our discussions, this material is what an old colleague used to call "nice to knows."