Sunday, October 16, 2005
Star of the month Movie pick
Magnificient Ambersons, The (1942)
Much controversy surrounds this film and the creative control fights between director Orson Welles and the studio. The last time I saw this on TCM, it looks like the studio succeeded in making it less than Mr. Welles had intended. Still worth watching though. Four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and for Agnes Moorehead (Supporting Actress). Added to the National Film Registry in 1991. It's the story of the titled 'rich' family, through the years of rise and fall at the end of the 19th century, based on Booth Tarkington's novel. In addition to Moorehead, the cast includes Joseph Cotten (of course), Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, and Ray Collins among others.
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