After his father’s death, Orson Welles traveled to Europe using a small inheritance. He made his stage debut at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, in 1931. Above all, he was a performer.
While working extensively in theatre, Welles worked in radio. “Radio is what I love most of all. The wonderful excitement of what could happen in live radio, when everything that could go wrong did go wrong.” It was with this perilous attitude that Orson Welles would dive into his first film project.