The Magnificent Ambersons (10-Jul-1942)|
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Orson Welles
From novel: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
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.
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