The Magnificent Ambersons

United States, 1942

Film
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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.

Credits

producer/director

Orson Welles

production company

RKO Radio Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:28:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37167

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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