The Magnificent Ambersons

by Orson Welles 1h28min United States 1941
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Christoph Hochhäusler

The characters are very much alive, and tragic in a way that is very rare in the american cinema


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The Magnificent Ambersons
by Orson Welles

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

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  • Dolores Costello : Isabel Ambersons
  • Tim Holt : George Ambersons
  • Joseph Cotten : Eugene Morgan
  • Anne Baxter : Lucy Morgan
  • Agnes Moorehead : Fanny
  • And with: Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Don Dillaway, J. Louis Johnson, Gus Schilling, Charles Phillips, Dorothy Vaughan, Elmer Jerome, Olive Ball, Nina Guilbert, John Elliott


  • Director Orson Welles
  • Scenario Orson Welles
  • Original work author Booth Tarkington
  • Photo director Stanley Cortez
  • Set Design Mark-Lee Kirk
  • Costume Design Edward Stevenson
  • Sound Bailey Fesler, James G. Stewart
  • Editing Robert Wise, Mark Robson, Jack Moss
  • Original music Bernard Herrmann
  • Producer Orson Welles
  • Excutive producer George Schaefer
  • Production Compagny Mercury Productions, RKO Radio Pictures
  • Distributor Warner Bros.

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1941
  • Release date for France11/15/1946
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish


  1. Oscars 1943

Nomination à l'Oscar du Meilleur Film: Orson Welles
Nomination à l'Oscar de la Meilleure Actrice dans un Second Rôle: Agnes Moorehead 
Nomination à l'Oscar de la Meilleure Photographie en Noir et Blanc: Stanley Cortez 
Nomination à l'Oscar des Meilleurs Décors: Albert S. D'Agostino, A. Roland Fields, Darrell Silvera 

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