The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Real life screened more daringly than it’s ever been before!

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, History
  • Release Date: 1942-07-10
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 392 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Mercury Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Orson Welles
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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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  • Joseph Cotten

    as Eugene Morgan
  • Dolores Costello

    as Isabel Amberson Minafer
  • Anne Baxter

    as Lucy Morgan
  • Tim Holt

    as George Minafer
  • Agnes Moorehead

    as Fanny Minafer
  • Ray Collins

    as Jack Amberson
  • Erskine Sanford

    as Roger Bronson
  • Richard Bennett

    as Major Amberson
  • Orson Welles

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Edwin August

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Georgia Backus

    as Matron (uncredited)
  • Harry A. Bailey

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Olive Ball

    as Mary (Maid) (uncredited)
  • Jack Baxley

    as Reverend Smith (uncredited)
  • William Blees

    as Young Man at Accident (uncredited)
  • Lyle Clement

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Bobby Cooper

    as George Minafer as a Boy (uncredited)
  • Don Dillaway

    as Wilbur Minafer (uncredited)
  • Heenan Elliott

    as Workman (uncredited)
  • John Elliott

    as Guest (uncredited)
  • William Elmer

    as Servant (uncredited)
  • James Fawcett

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Mel Ford

    as Fred Kinney (uncredited)
  • Nancy Gates

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Nina Guilbert

    as Guest (uncredited)
  • Maynard Holmes

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Edward Howard

    as Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Harry Humphrey

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Elmer Jerome

    as Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
  • J. Louis Johnson

    as Sam (Butler) (uncredited)
  • Lew Kelly

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Del Lawrence

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Bert LeBaron

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • John McGuire

    as Young Man (uncredited)
  • Philip Morris

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Anne O'Neal

    as Mrs. Foster (uncredited)
  • Gil Perkins

    as Citizen (uncredited)
  • Charles R. Phipps

    as Uncle John (uncredited)
  • Hilda Plowright

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Drew Roddy

    as Elijah (uncredited)
  • Henry Roquemore

    as Hardware Man (uncredited)
  • Jack Santoro

    as Barber (uncredited)
  • Gus Schilling

    as Drug Clerk (uncredited)
  • Kathryn Sheldon

    as Matron (uncredited)
  • Sada Simmons

    as Wife (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Vaughan

    as Mrs. Johnson (uncredited)
  • James Westerfield

    as Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
  • Joe Whitehead

    as Citizen (uncredited)
Writing Orson Welles Screenplay
Directing Orson Welles Director
Production Orson Welles Producer
Camera Orson Welles Additional Photography
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Editing Robert Wise Editor
Directing Robert Wise Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Edward Stevenson Costume Design
Crew Vernon L. Walker Special Effects
Art Albert S. D'Agostino Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Mel Berns Makeup Department Head
Art Darrell Silvera Set Decoration
Crew Helen Thurston Stunt Double
Camera Stanley Cortez Director of Photography
Art Mark-Lee Kirk Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Robert J. Schiffer Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Clifford Stine Visual Effects
Editing Jack Moss Additional Editing
Production Jack Moss Associate Producer
Directing Fred Fleck Assistant Director
Production Fred Fleck Unit Manager
Sound Bailey Fesler Sound Recordist
Sound James G. Stewart Sound Recordist
Editing Mark Robson Additional Editing
Sound Roy Meadows Boom Operator
Crew David Sharpe Stunt Double
Camera Jack MacKenzie Additional Photography
Sound Terry Kellum Sound
Sound John E. Tribby Sound
Writing Booth Tarkington Novel
Art A. Roland Fields Set Dresser
Art Chesley Bonestell Other
Costume & Make-Up Maurice Seiderman Makeup Artist
Directing Harry Mancke Assistant Director
Sound Earl B. Mounce Sound
Sound James Thompson Boom Operator
Production George Schaefer Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Claire Cramer Wardrobe Designer
Lighting Bill McLellan Gaffer