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Forever Amber (1947) was a Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and John M. Stahl and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and William Perlberg.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringDavid RaksinNominated
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Forever Amber (1947)

on Jun 16, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in the decade or so after the release of Gone With the Wind, we saw a slew of epic-scale Hollywood attempts to cash in, and, hopefully recreate the magic, of that immortal classic. Forever Amber was 20th Century Fox’s GWTW with a dose of Jezebel... Read full article


FOREVER AMBER

By Dan Day Jr. on May 24, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

There were dozens and dozens of beautiful women that appeared in the Hollywood film productions of the 1930s and 1940s. Trying to choose the best-looking one of them all is a hopeless task, but no one would put up much of an argument if you picked Linda Darnell. Darnell was simply drop-dead gorgeo... Read full article


FOREVER AMBER

By Dan Day Jr. on May 24, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

There were dozens and dozens of beautiful women that appeared in the Hollywood film productions of the 1930s and 1940s. Trying to choose the best-looking one of them all is a hopeless task, but no one would put up much of an argument if you picked Linda Darnell. Darnell was simply drop-dead gorgeo... Read full article


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King Charles II: [at a royal ball] Look at them. My loving subjects. You'd never know that half of them danced in Puritan garb while my father went to the chopping block.
Amber St. Clair: [moved] No wonder you seek solace in amusement, sire.
[slyly]
Amber St. Clair: Can a common trollop help you to forget?


Lord Harry Almsbury: Amber, you've restored my vanished faith in gambling at long odds.


King Charles II: [to his spaniels] Children, children, what distressing behavior.


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The Catholic Legion of Decency condemned the film for its "glamorization of immorality and licentiousness", and they demanded that the studio (20th Century-Fox) make changes so they could remove the film from the condemned list. The studio defiantly refused to initially, but when the actual boycotts began to occur, the studio caved in. During a period of about two months, 20th Century-Fox and representatives of the Legion of Decency discussed how the film could be changed so as to meet Catholic approval. Among the new scenes added was a narrated prologue over the credits that said that the main character would be punished for sins, a new ending in which Amber watches Lord Carlton leave for Virginia and ends up accepting a supper invitation from the King's equerry, plus the deletion of many scenes that suggested that Amber had many lovers and the addition of new scenes to condemn her immorality. After these changes were made, the Legion of Decency took the film off of the "condemned" list and moved it to the "Class B-Objectionable in Part" listing, but the film's bookings had been severely cut due to the earlier condemnation. 20th Century-Fox president Spyros P. Skouras later apologized to the Legion, not for offending them, but for refusing to conform to them.
Peggy Cummins was originally cast as Amber, but proved unsuitable and was replaced by Linda Darnell.
Vincent Price was originally set to play Lord Harry Almsbury in the Peggy Cummins version but was replaced by Richard Greene when the film was recast with Linda Darnell.
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