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Rosebud ★ 1975 (PG)

Embarassingly dull film finds a group of PLO terrorists kidnapping five young women who were vacationing aboard O'Toole's yacht. He's supposedly a journalist but actually works for the CIA. Action pingpongs between the plight of the victims and what's being done to rescue them but it's so boring you won't care. “Rosebud” is the name of the yacht. Based on a novel by Joan Hemingway and Paul Bonnecarrere. 126m/C VHS . Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Kim Cattrall, Brigitte Ariel, Isabelle Huppert, Lalla Ward, Deborah Berger, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin, Peter Lawford, Raf Vallone, Adrienne Corri; D: Otto Preminger; W: Eric Lee Preminger, Marjorie Kellogg.

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Charles Foster, 1828–1904, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1891–93), b. Seneca co., Ohio. He was long identified with the business interests of Fostoria, Ohio—named for C. W. Foster, his father. A Republican, he served (1871–79) in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a member of the Committee on Ways and Means aided in exposing (1874) fraudulent contracts in connection with the U.S. Treasury Dept. He was twice (1879, 1881) elected governor of Ohio. On the death of William Windom, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Foster, a declared bimetallist, to the Treasury post.

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rose·bud / ˈrōzˌbəd/ • n. an unopened flower of a rose.

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Rosebud in Citizen Kane, the enigmatic dying utterance of Charles Foster Kane, symbolizing his secret heart's desire.