Expedition to Search for Uncut ‘Magnificent Ambersons’ Print in Brazil Set for Fall 2021

Expedition to Search for Uncut ‘Magnificent Ambersons’ Print in Brazil Set for Fall 2021
In an era where the Snyder Cut exists, the possibilities are endless that some of the best lost works in filmdom could see the light of day. If all goes well, the next one on the docket could be the most tantalizing one of all: Orson Welles’ original version of “The Magnificent Ambersons.”

Welles’ feature, released in 1942, saw the temperamental director film a 131-minute cut only to have home studio Rko add new scenes (including a completely new ending) and excise 43 minutes. Welles said about the finished production, “They destroyed ‘Ambersons’ and it destroyed me.”

Allegedly, the missing 43 minutes was melted down so the nitrate could be utilized for the war effort. But filmmaker Joshua Grossberg, with the help of Turner Classic Movies, are on the hunt to find footage that might have been saved so a restoration of Welles’ original vision can take place. TCM will sponsor Grossberg’s
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