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Rating: 8 stars

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Music Box 35mm family drama inventor widow small town mansion daughter high society classism

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Seen on: 09/22/2015, 06/13/2015

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Directed by Orson Welles

Drama | Romance

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Overview

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Length 88 minutes

Actors

Orson Welles | Joseph Cotten | Anne Baxter | Agnes Moorehead | Erskine Sanford | Dolores Costello | Tim Holt | Ray Collins | Richard Bennett | Georgia Backus | Don Dillaway | Jack Baxley | William Blees | Harry A. Bailey | Olive Ball

Viewing Notes

Great to see this movie on the big screen in 35mm. Such a rich film in the many layers it displays around this rich family and the fall from grace. A lot of the themes resonate today with the advent of the automobile and those opposed to it thinking it a foolish invention.

Interesting this is Welles’ second film because it shares a lot with his Citizen Kane. Very complimentary. Already look forward to revisiting. Agnes Moorehead is dynamite here. Our audience even applauded her during the credits.

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