The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Orson Welles and Fred Fleck and produced by Orson Welles, Jack Moss and George Schaefer.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Booth Tarkington published in 1918.
The Magnificent Ambersons was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.
Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Agnes Moorehead||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Albert S. D'Agostino; Interior Decoration: Darrell Silvera, Al Fields||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Stanley Cortez||Nominated|
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Lucy: What are you studying at school?
George: Oh, lots of useless guff.
Lucy: Why don't you study some useful guff?
George: What do you mean, useful?
Lucy: Something you'd use later in your business or profession.
George: I don't intend to go into any business or profession.
Lucy: Why not?
George: Well, just look at them. That's a fine career for a man, isn't it? Lawyers, bankers, politicians. What do they ever get out of life, I'd like to know. What do they know about real things? What do they ever get?
Lucy: What do you want to be?
George: [fatuously] A yachtsman!
[Lucy reacts with astonishment]
Roger Bronson: [to George] The law's a jealous mistress and a stern mistress.
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Welles demanded that the inside of the Ambersons mansion be built as if it was a real house, with continuous rooms of four walls and ceilings. This enabled his camera to roam around the house freely and shoot from any angle.
On its original release, the film was shown as a second feature on a double bill with Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost.
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