Well, Blunted, none of the movies you single out from the NYC program are very good, but THE PRINCE OF FOXES, at least, has style and some interesting scenes. And IN A SAFE PLACE is important for showing Welles still helping talent, in this case in the first film by Henry Jaglom, who has made an interesting career turning out profitable small films with an admirable Wellsian independence.
Your unwillingness to sit still, Blunted, reminds me of the famous reason given for Herman J. Mankiewicz's losing his job at Columbia before Welles' rescued him by letting him do radio plays for the Mercury Theater on the Air in New York. As you may know, it is said that Harry Cohn told some of his cronies at the Columbia Studios executive dining room that he had seen a movie the evening before which the Studio head quickly realized he could not sit through.
It therefore must be a dog.
Herman could not resist from piping up: "Harry, I had never realized, the whole world is wired to your ass!"
Pink slip for Herman.
These pot boilers will be of interest to people who are fascinated with the phenomenon of Orson Welles. Many will be exploring his life and work for the first time, new generations even younger than ourselves, perhaps!
Amazing, but true!
Let them make their own judgments, even should they be the same as yours.
Viva the Welles' NYC Program!