- Actors: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Glenn Langan
- Directors: John M. Stahl, Otto Preminger
- Writers: Jerome Cady, Kathleen Winsor, Philip Dunne, Ring Lardner Jr.
- Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck, William Perlberg
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- VHS Release Date: October 5, 1994
- Run Time: 138 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6303102476
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,849 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Forever Amber [VHS]
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When 20th Century-Fox announced they were going to film the book, howls of protest emerged from the Catholic Church and other organizations devoted to film censorship. Undeterred, Fox went ahead with the film--and what emerged was, surprisingly, a lavish, witty, and bittersweet look at a daring young woman tripped up by her romantic heart.
Originally, the lead role was to have been played by the young British actress Peggy Cummins. (And actresses as diverse as Maureen O'Hara and Angela Lansbury have admitted they had hoped to win the role.) After filming began, however, Cummins was replaced by Linda Darnell, playing her first lead role in a big-budget, prestigious picture. Darnell--a native of Texas and nearly a ten-year veteran of the screen in 1947, although she was only in her mid-20s--makes a memorable impression in the role. Her bearing is regal, her accent (though not truly British) is cultured--and she is spectacularly gorgeous in the many stunning gowns and hair-dos designed for her.
The technical aspects of the film are also memorable. Director Otto Preminger (he and Darnell never did get along well) makes effective use of a sort of sooty, shadowy Technicolor; certain scenes resemble the paintings of the 17th century. And David Raksin's majestic score is among the finest ever written for a film, period.
I heartily recommend Forever Amber!
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nothing wrong.with the actual.amazon.aspect.of this.purchase.but.do yourself the favor.amd.read the book. the movie suuuucks!Published 2 months ago by happy girl
I had the movie, & it was gone. Now I have it again. I love it.Published 5 months ago by Karen Shorb
This is one most pass by but it's a good one.......Published 6 months ago by Andrea & Brian Christensen
Watched as soon as I got it. Loved this movie when I was little and still love it. Great story, great actors. It is truly a classic.Published 6 months ago by Della Mac
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