The magnificent Ambersons

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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018].
MPAA rating: Not rated.


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Special edition.
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2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


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Title from sell sheet.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
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Special features: two audio commentaries; new interviews; new video essay on the film's cinematographers by scholar François Thomas; new video essay on the films score by scholar Christopher Husted; Welles on The Dick Cavett show in 1970; segment from Pampered youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons; audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles; two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The magnificent Ambersons (1939); trailer; essay by critic Molly Haskell.
Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead.
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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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Welles, O., Cotten, J., Baxter, A., Moorehead, A., & Tarkington, B. (2018). The magnificent Ambersons (Special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Orson Welles et al.. 2018. The Magnificent Ambersons. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Orson Welles et al.. The Magnificent Ambersons [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Welles, Orson, et al. The Magnificent Ambersons Special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2018.

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