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- Jul 31, 2003
TCM Partners On Documentary About Search For Long-Lost Orson Welles Cut Of ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’; Will Debut On 80th Anniversary In 2022
EXCLUSIVE: It has only been about a quarter of a century since he started it, but filmmaker Joshua Grossberg’s Quixotic documented quest to find the original print of Orson Welles’ 1942…
Turner Classic Movies is teaming with Joshua Grossberg to finish his documentary on the search for what many film historians consider the “Holy Grail”: Welles’ original preview workprint of the film, his follow-up to the iconic 1941 Citizen Kane that got him fired by RKO Studios after reportedly disastrous test screenings. The studio then took control, cut 43 minutes and shot new scenes including a new ending, all without the approval or input of its director. The original excised footage was melted down for its nitrate for use in World War II.