DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT WELLES (that I can think of. If anyone wants to comment or add anything to this, feel free)
1. ARENA (aka WITH ORSON WELLES - STORIES FROM A LIFE IN FILM (1986))
BBC Documentary, about 140 minutes. Probably the best and most extensive documentary on Welles, "Stories" is abridged slightly from the BBC's version.
2. AFI TRIBUTE - ORSON WELLES (1975) (75 minutes)
Hosted by Frank Sinatra and Charlton Heston, features Peter Bogdanovich, Natalie Wood, Janet Leigh, Johnny Carson, Edgar Bergen, etc.
3. ORSON WELLES - WHAT WENT WRONG? (1992) (55 minutes)
Made to help publicize the '92 restoration of Othello, this docu features interviews with Beatrice Welles and Peter Bogdanovich.
4. THE RKO STORY - WELLES SEGMENT (1982)
Fourth episode of six-part series on the studio focuses on Welles's years at RKO. about 55 minutes.
5. ONE MAN BAND (1995, 2003)
Footage from Welles's unfinished works highlights this look at his final years, told by his companion and artistic collaborator Oja Kodar. There are at least three different versions of this program, one in German, one hosted by Peter Bogdanovich for Showtime, about 90 minutes.
6. MSNBC'S HEADLINERS AND LEGENDS - ORSON WELLES (1999)
Hosted by Matt Lauer. Covers Welles's life and career, with emphasis on CRADLE WILL ROCK, probably as a tie-in with Tim Robbins's film. With footage from Welles's last appearance on Merv Griffin. , about 55 minutes.
7. WORKING WITH ORSON WELLES (1994)
Hosted and directed by Welles's longtime cameraman Gary Graver. Features interviews with many actors from the unfinished THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, about 90 minutes.
8. JOHN HOUSEMAN ON THE SOUTH BANK SHOW (1988)
Welles Mercury Theatre partner tells the story of The Mercury Theatre and his work with Welles in the 1930's. Broadcast on the Bravo channel, about 30 minutes.
10. WAR OF THE WORLDS 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (1988)
Well-researched program, hosted by Jim Moore, explains the social and political context leading up to the broadcast. From Discovery Channel, about 30 minutes.
11. WAR OF THE WORLDS 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (1998)
Broadcast on Mysteries and Scandals, program features interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and David Thompson.
12. WYCC ESSAY ON MR. ARKADIN (1986)
Mr. Arkadin essay fair quality, recorded from a WYCC film class, about 10 minutes.
14. THE BATTLE OVER CITIZEN KANE (1996)
Oscar-nominated film tells the story of the film's making, and near-unmaking. 100 minutes.
15. RECONSTRUCTING EVIL (1998)
Created as a companion piece to the 1998 reedit of "Touch of Evil", features interviews with Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, producer Rick Schmidlin and other cast members. 55 minutes.
16. ROSABELLA (2001)
Italian documentary on Welles' years and work there. 60 minutes
17. MAKING OF MR. ARKADIN (2002)
European documentary compares the various versions of Welles' Mr. Arkadin. Features rare outtakes of Welles directing. 30 minutes
18. SUZANNE CLOUTIER ON OTHELLO (1994)
Welles' Desdemona revisits the Morrocan locations where Othello was filmed and reflects on her personal and professional association with Welles. 40 minutes
19. CAMERA THREE ON WELLES (1967)
Rare docu looks at Welles' career up to that point, including his then-latest film, CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT. 50 minutes.
20. MAYSLES BROS. ON ORSON WELLES (1966)
Welles explains the concept of a proposed film, THE SACRED BEASTS, to potential investors. The project eventually became THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. 10 minutes
21. BRUNNEN (2004)
Details Welles's life and career in Spain. Features interviews with Oja Kodar and Jess Franco. 60 minutes
22. ORSON WELLES IN YUGOSLAVIA (2006)
Details Welles's life and career in the former Yugoslavia, Features a 1978 interview with Welles and Oja Kodar for Yugoslavian TV. 60 minutes
23. THE COMPLETE CITIZEN KANE (1991)
Excellent British Documentary made for the film's 50th anniversary. 90 minutes
24. ORSON WELLES IN EUROPE (2009)
Welles biographer Simon Callow takes a look at Welles's major artistic works during his time in Europe. 60 minutes
25. PROGRAM ON WELLES FOR FRENCH TELEVISION (unknown title)
Made in the late 70's, Features interviews with Welles and John Houseman (speaking French), plus Richard Wilson
26. IN SEARCH OF ORSON WELLES (2008)
No information available
27. A SIGNO DE CHAOS (1994)
Brazilian documentary by Rogerio Sganzerla, about Welles's time in Brazil and the ill-fated IT'S ALL TRUE project. About 90 minutes
28. LINGUAGEM DE ORSON WELLES (1996)
Another Brazilian documentary by Rogerio, shorter and somewhat more surreal then A SIGNO DE CHAOS, about 25 minutes
29. IT'S ALL TRUE - BASED ON AN UNFINISHED FILM BY ORSON WELLES (1992)
Produced by Richard Wilson, a comprehensive look at Welles's time in Brazil. Features a reconstruction of FOUR MEN ON A RAFT.
30. PRODIGAL SONS (2008)
Strange, disturbing look at the chaotic relationship between Welles's only known grandchild (the late Mark McKarrow), and his transexual sibling. Features some brief scenes at Oja Kodar's Villa Welles in Croatia.
31. GREAT ROMANCES OF THE 20TH CENTURY - ORSON WELLES AND RITA HAYWORTH (1997)
32, ORSON WELLES AND CURSES (1997, 15 minutes)
A look at Welles's belief in the power of curses. Focuses on the Voodoo Macbeth and It's All True. Features interview with Peter Bogdanovich. From The Discovery Channel?
33. PORTRAIT: ORSON WELLES (1968)
Made by future Welles collaborator Francois Reichenbach, features footage of Welles making salad and directing THE IMMORTAL STORY. Welles reportedly hated it and tried to prevent it from being shown.
34. THE BIG 'O' (1987)
Rarely seen, little info available, excerpts from it are seen in the documentary WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM?.
INTERVIEWS WITH WELLES
1. EDWARD R. MURROW (1957)
OW talks about the then still new medium of television. Decent quality 10 minutes
2. CBC ON WELLES (1961)
Bernard Braden interviews Welles in Paris. 30 minutes
3. HUW WHELDON (1962)
Interviews Welles about his then-latest film "The Trial". 30 minutes.
4. THE HOUR HAS SEVEN DAYS (1965)
Brief interview with OW on the set of IS PARIS BURNING? 10 minutes
5. DAVID FROST (1970)
No info available. 60 minutes
6. DICK CAVETT (1971)
Can be seen on Youtube. 60 minutes
6. KEN PARKINSON (1974)
interviews Welles for the BBC. About 25 minutes.
7. THE TOMORROW SHOW (1975)
Welles is interviewed by Tom Snyder. 60 minutes.
8. MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1985)
Welles is interviewed with Barbra Leaming the night before his death. 60 minutes.