Thanks for that link, Ray. You're right Roger, that Danny Huston's Welles seems very much a Welles/John Huston hybrid, but based on these scenes it looks like an appealing portrayal. The Magic Show sequence also provides a possible clue as to why the film has had trouble getting U.S. distribution. The politics of that scene seem in line with the leftist theory that CIA infiltration in western European affairs was done not so much to protect those countries from Communism, but to prevent those countries from going Communist on their own. In this sense, Hollywood stars were seen as a vital propoganda tool. But this film asserts that Welles was trying to play a similar game in post-war Italy to the one he played in South America.
Interview with Director Oliver Parker:http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Welles, ... eo_count=4