The Magnificent Ambersons

United States, 1942

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The Magnificent Ambersons captures the decline and disintegration of an aristocratic family early in the 20th Century. Within a few minutes the situation is established concisely as we see the large Amberson mansion set in spacious grounds and learn that Isabel Amberson did not marry Eugene Morgan, the man she really loved, but Wilbur Minafer, who was socially acceptable. Much of the story revolves around Isabel’s son George Amberson Minafer, who does much to destroy his family. Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.

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Credits

producer/director

Orson Welles

production company

RKO Radio Pictures

Duration

01:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1942

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302389

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q628664

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