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    The Magnificent Ambersons (RKO, 1942). Insert (14" X 36").
    Director Orson Welles followed his landmark picture Citizen Kane (1941) with this ambitious project, about the well-to-do Amberson family, portrayed by Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead. Sadly, as the film went over time and over budget, the studio took the picture back from Welles - while the director was out of the country - and edited it unmercifully, cutting a full 50 minutes of film and adding a happy ending. The result is a flawed masterpiece in which Welles' genius as a filmmaker still shines through strongly, in spite of the studio interference. This highly desirable insert has been mounted on linen, however little if any additional restoration has been performed. It shows fold wear, surface paper loss, tears in the bottom and right borders, some extending into the image area, corner bends, and edge wear, but is still an exceptional piece that any film fan will covet. Fine on Linen.


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