RKO chopped 50 minutes of the film and added a happy ending while Orson Welles was out of the country. The cut footage was subsequently destroyed; the only record of the removed scenes is the cutting continuity transcript.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

RKO chopped 50 minutes of the film and added a happy ending while Orson Welles was out of the country. The cut footage was subsequently destroyed; the only record of the removed scenes is the cutting continuity transcript.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

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    RKO chopped 50 minutes of the film and added a happy ending while Orson Welles was out of the country. The cut footage...
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    I dunno…I wouldn’t be surprised if the destruction of the film was in his will.
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    That’s less Holy Grail and more Not While He’s Alive.
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    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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