Forever Amber
Forever Amber (1947)

They said it couldn't be done, but they did it: Kathleen Winsor's "notorious", bestselling bodice-ripper Forever Amber actually made it to the screen in 1947 with full censorial approval. Of course, it was necessary to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 1947
DVD Release Date: October 5, 1994
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Here is a $4 million (and claimed to be more) picture that looks its cost.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's a lush Fox production, photographed in Technicolor by the great Leon Shamroy and directed by a wholly uninterested Otto Preminger.

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TV Guide

While the production was surprisingly lavish (the budget was something around $6.5 million), the film suffers from its inability to detail the eroticism of the story due to 1940s censorship.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The film runs for two hours and twenty minutes, which is just about an hour too long considering its repetitious nature and the fact that it is pretty trashy stuff.

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Emanuel Levy

Preminger's lavish production of the erotic historical novel is artistically one of his weakest films, but also one of his biggest commercial hits.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Preminger's direction lacks the sophisticated lightness of touch that Mitchell Leisen brought to the in some ways similar Kitty.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Disappointing adaptation of Kathleen Winsor's lurid best-seller novel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Mason Williams
A very well done period piece starring the beautiful Linda Darnell.
jay nixon
Linda is ravishing and the costumes are incredibly sumptous, they had to cut the guts out of the novel but on its own terms a fun ride.