The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
  • Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins

The decline and fall of an American family, told when Welles was at the peak of his cinematic power. Even studio tinkering can't lessen its impact, as the director takes an ambivolent view of how American life was changed by the industrial age. Unmissable, given the current re-assessment of Welles' talent as a filmmaker.

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O for Orson

4 Nov 2009

Anticipating the release next month of Richard Linklater’s young Orson Welles biopic Me and Orson Welles this ten film season of some of Welles’ best and most frequently overlooked works including The Magnificent Ambersons, Journey into Fear…

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