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Forever Amber (1947)

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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

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Richard Greene ...
Lord Harry Almsbury
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Glenn Langan ...
Capt. Rex Morgan
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Earl of Radcliffe
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Nan Britton
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Mother Red Cap
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Black Jack Mallard
Jane Ball ...
Corinne Carlton
Robert Coote ...
Sir Thomas Dudley
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Matt Goodgroome
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Margaret Wycherly ...
Mrs. Spong
Alma Kruger ...
Lady Redmond
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Storyline

Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Release Date:

10 November 1947 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Aina vain Amber  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Over 200 hopefuls were tested for the coveted screen role of Amber before Peggy Cummins was signed. The 23 year-old actress was spotted by the producer in a West End play. See more »

Quotes

King Charles II: [at a royal ball] Look at them. My loving subjects. You'd never know that half of them danced in Puritan garb while my father went to the chopping block.
Amber St. Clair: [moved] No wonder you seek solace in amusement, sire.
[slyly]
Amber St. Clair: Can a common trollop help you to forget?
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Referenced in Variety Girl (1947) See more »

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visually beautiful if superficial
19 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is actually a response to an ill-considered and inaccurate review by someone calling themselves neroville. In this stolid discussion he(or she) makes the unfounded assertion that "everyone" sounds American and says also you can count the English actors on one hand. This, of course is patently and demonstrably false. Certainly Linda Darnell (who replaced English actress Peggy Cummings) is unable to even suggest an Englishwoman. Cornel Wilde isn't much better, though he does harden his A's unconvincingly (cahn't). Glenn Langan doesn't do it either and John Russell, who did mostly westerns, could be described as sounding like John Wayne. However there are a number of other people who do sound English since they are of English descent. They include: George Sanders, Richard Greene, Richard Haydn, Margaret Wycherly, Leo G. Carroll, Jessica Tandy and Robert Coote just to name a few. So unless you've got a seven-fingered hand... Don't tar the good with the bad. Get it right, neroville!


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