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The Magnificent Ambersons (10-Jul-1942)

Director: Orson Welles

Writer: Orson Welles

From novel: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Keywords: Drama

Downfall of a once-prominent family. Isabelle Amberson rejects the advances of Eugene Morgan, who later becomes a successful automobile manufacturer; she instead marries Wilbur Minafer. After Isabelle is widowed, her son George prevents any chance of her reunion with Eugene again. In one of cinema's most notorious tragedies, RKO reduced the final print from 135 minutes to 88 minutes without Welles' permission. Even so, received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Interior Decoration. Entered 1991 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anne Baxter
7-May-1923 12-Dec-1985 The Razor's Edge
Ray Collins
10-Dec-1889 11-Jul-1965 Lt. Tragg on Perry Mason
Joseph Cotten
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Tim Holt
5-Feb-1918 15-Feb-1973 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Agnes Moorehead
6-Dec-1900 30-Apr-1974 Endora on Bewitched
Erskine Sanford
19-Nov-1885 7-Jul-1969 Citizen Kane
Orson Welles
6-May-1915 10-Oct-1985 Citizen Kane


Joseph Cotten   ...   Eugene
Dolores Costello   ...   Isabel
Anne Baxter   ...   Lucy
Tim Holt   ...   George
Agnes Moorehead   ...   Fanny
Ray Collins   ...   Jack
Erskine Sanford   ...   Roger Bronson
Richard Bennett   ...   Maj. Amberson
Orson Welles   ...   Narrator (voice)


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