Four-Star Films : ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’


Although reams have been written about the mutilation of Orson Welles’ second feature, what remains of it is nevertheless a major accomplishment, an elegiac saga of the decline and fall of a rich small-town American family, based on a Booth Tarkington novel. Notable for its dramatic black-and-white cinematography by Stanley Cortez. Representing three generations of Ambersons are Richard Bennett, Dolores Costello and Tim Holt, with a starring turn by Agnes Moorehead (pictured). (AMC Monday at 11:30 a.m.).

Other four-star films this week:

Tom Jones Bravo, Sunday, 8 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Disney Channel, Monday, 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:15 a.m.

Ride the High Country TNT, Tuesday, 1 p.m.; Friday, 12:15 a.m.


Witness for the Prosecution TNT, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

One, Two, Three TNT, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

The China Syndrome Showtime, Thursday, 8:30 a.m.