Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
Robert Wise assembled a three-hour version of the film and flew with it to Miami, where Orson Welles screened it and gave cutting notes on his way to Brazil. That was the last time Welles got to work on the film. Because of wartime travel restrictions, the U.S. government refused Wise permission to travel to Brazil for the final editing.
The magnificence of the Ambersons began in 1873. Their splendor lasted throughout all the years that saw their midland town spread and darken into a city. In that town, in those days, all the women who wore silk or velvet knew all the other women ...
In the law office, as George is telling Mr. Bronson he can't take the job there, Mr. Bronson refers to him as 'Jack' ("I got her in that headlight business, Jack").
All of the credits except the RKO logo, the film's title and the copyright notice are recited orally (by Orson Welles) at the end of the film, not written out onscreen. As Welles recites the names of the production crew, we see such items as a motion picture camera when he says "Director of Photography," a pair of hands turning knobs as he says the words "Sound Recording By," etc.
Also available in a computer colorized version.