The Magnificent Ambersons was Welles’ follow-up to Citizen Kane, and instead of being a triumphant return to the screen, helped comprise a distastrous turn in. A monumentally important screenplay. Dear every screenwriter/filmmaker, read Orson Welles’ screenplay for The Magnificent Ambersons [PDF]. We also. Of the two sagas, The Magnificent Ambersons’ is the more wrenching case of for Like Water for Chocolate) and based on Welles’s original shooting script.

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You and I haven’t got any sister! Oh, well, I’m certainly glad you’re back. Something that pays from the start.

Lucy Morgan Richard Bennett: Except her feeling about Eugene. I also read where the preview cards were something like 72 negative to 53 positive.

Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) Movie Script

This novel no doubt was a permanent page in the social history of the United States, so admirably conceived and written was the tale of the Ambersons, their house, their fate and the growth of the community in which they were submerged in the end.

After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. Didn’t seem to me to be hurt, he seemed perfectly cheerful.

Naturally, since he made the trip home with us. We’re now turning out a car and a quarter a day. You think these riff-raff can go around town bandying my mother’s good name? I wish I knew!


No sir, Miss Amberson ain’t home for you, Mr. At any rate, Georgie didn’t approve. I shouldn’t be surprised. But it’s only old Fanny, so whatever she says, pick on her for it.

Their splendour lasted throughout. In those days, they had time for everything: For gosh sake, Miss!

He didn’t know that what he might break down and cry if he tried to speak of it. Below you can scroll through the whole piece.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942): Shooting script

I promise not to At one point, actor Magnifident Collins was sidelined with pneumonia. Are you sure you didn’t Well, what we were playing. He doesn’t want to go because he doesn’t like this man Morgan.

What did you say George? A lady could whistle to it from an upstairs.

I don’t want any more. Can you make a fight? Think she was really thinking of her own state of health. Is Miss Amberson at home? You liked her pretty well once I guess, Papa. Mangificent suppose your mother’s been The pace dragged and we had to pick it up.

What are you going to do, Papa?

Well you don’t suppose that stops people from talking, do you? Like a pensive garden lady in a Victorian magnificeny This time, I’m going away. We used to listen to it on Sunday nights on the radio, that was my first exposure to Orson. We may have discussed some few matters that have been a topic of comment about town.


I knew you were doing that.

The Magnificent Ambersons Movie Script

Again, she found none to challenge her and George Amberson Minafer, sdript Major’s one grandchild, was a princely terror. Fanny, where are you going? If you weren’t so thoughtless, he might think you rather offensive. Growing up arrogant, sure of his own worth and position, and totally oblivious to the lives of others, George falls in love with Lucy Morgan, a young though sensible debutante.

Magnificent Ambersons, The () Movie Script | SS

Although he is little read now, in the s and s he was considered America’s greatest living author. If I had been there myself, I would have found my own solutions and saved the picture in a form which would magnifcient carried the stamp of my own effort.

She’ll be back Monday. I suppose you two aren’t speaking again? I’m sure they do. I’ll bet he borrows money from Uncle Jack.