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The magnificent Ambersons

Author: Orson WellesStanley CortezMark-Lee KirkA Roland FieldsRobert WiseAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Booth Tarkington; Booth Tarkington
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Welles; Stanley Cortez; Mark-Lee Kirk; A Roland Fields; Robert Wise; Edward Stevenson; Joseph Cotten; Dolores Costello; Anne Baxter; Tim Holt; Agnes Moorehead; Ray Collins; Erskine Sanford; Richard Bennett; Booth Tarkington; RKO Radio Pictures,; Mercury Productions,; Warner Bros.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780676483 9780780676480
OCLC Number: 776238840
Language Note: In English and Spanish, with optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles ; SDH captions for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Credits spoken by narrator (Orson Welles).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1942.
From the novel by Booth Tarkington.
Credits: Photography, Stanley Cortez ; set designer, Mark-Lee Kirk, Al Fields ; film editor, Robert Wise ; costumes, Edward Stevenson.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett.
Awards: Named to the National Film Registry in 1991 by the Library of Congress.
1943 Academy Awards (U.S.) nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Agnes Moorhead); Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Stanley Cortez); Best Picture (Mercury); Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White (Albert S. D'Agostino, A. Roland Fields, Darrell Silvera).
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Orson Welles' The magnificent Ambersons
Responsibility: an RKO Radio Picture ; a Mercury production by Orson Welles ; written and directed by Orson Welles.

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A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.

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