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The Magnificent Ambersons (2002) - TV Movie
When legendary filmmaker Orson Welles's 1942 film The Magnificent Ambersons was first produced, it was drastically reedited by its studio, RKO Pictures, prompting a battle that raged for years. In 2001, the cable channel A&E took Welles's original shooting script and realized it in this lavish production directed by Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate). Sixty years after its original production, Welles's vision finally shines through.
The Winfield family moves into a new house in a small town in Indiana. Tomboy Marjorie Winfield begins a romance with William Sherman who lives across the street. Marjorie has to learn how to dance and act like a proper young lady. Unfortunately William Sherman has unconventional ideas for the time (setting is during WWI.) His ideas include not believing in marriage or money, which causes friction with Marjorie's father, who is the local bank vice president. (imdb)
Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New York, he gets to know her better and his opinion of her changes for the better. Then, when the leading lady of the play walks out, Lily gets her big break on Broadway. (imdb)
The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family... (imdb)
Successful small-town attorney William Emory (John Litel) and his wife Ruth (Frieda Inescort) look forward to the return of their son Bill Jr. (Billy Dawson) from military school -- the elder Emory, in particular, hopes that the school's strict disciplinary regimen has curbed some of his son's wilder, more rambunctious tendencies. Instead, Bill Jr. (allmovie.com)
Family film, based on a Booth Tarkington tale, about a young boy who takes extreme measures to keep the stray dog he befriends.
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. (imdb)
Few novels are as loved as Penrod and Sam, Booth Tarkington's warmhearted evocation of growing up in small-town America. This first talkie film version is a charmer, capturing the adventures, laughs and sorrows of the book. Best pals Penrod and Sam are leaders of a super-secret neighborhood society, the In-Or-In Boys Club. Troubles arise when a pompous prig tries to join the club and when the boys lose their clubhouse in a land sale.
Countess Vera von Conti checks into Monte Carlo. She's down to her last 10,000 francs and has fled from her husband-to-be, Prince Otto von Seibenehim. At a casino, Count Rudolph Falliere is taken by Countess Vera's beauty and persuades her into letting him stroke her hair for good luck. Because of this, Vera assumes Rudolph is a hairdresser and hires him... (imdb)
Antonio Camaradino, florist and street musician, befriends a man robbed of his overcoat and money in a disreputable bar. Tony recognizes the man as Jorny, mayor of Avalonia. After this meeting, Tony's travels take him again to Avalonia. Camped on the outskirts of town, he meets June Ramsey, a cousin of the mayor's wife, ejected from town by the mayor because his reelection campaign is jeopardized by her having been seen in a roadhouse. (imdb)
Mississippi, 1830's. Tom Rumsford comes back to Magnolia Landing, his parents'estate. Having been brought up in the North by Quaker relatives, he just hates violence and accordingly refuses a duel. As this is the only way in the South to settle a dispute between gentlemen, Tom's father is so infuriated by his behavior that Tom has no other choice but leave. Away from Magnolia Landing, Tom learns bravery and returns seven years later as "Colonel Blake", the terror of the Lower Mississippi. (imdb)
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity. (imdb)
Wrongfully blamed for the death of Col. John Randall, Cameo Kirby (Gilbert) must find the true villain and clear his name before he can declare his love for Adele (Olmstead), the dead man's daughter. (imdb)
An American heiress's fiancé saves a fisherman accused of stabbing his wife.
Wealthy brother and sister Horace and Ethel Simpson, touring Europe, fall prey to Russian conmen, one of whom plans a marriage with Ethel. Executor of their fortune Daniel Pike, assisted by Grand Duke Vasill, exposes the Russians for what they are. (imdb)