Orson Welles' Shakesperian Masterpiece. Regarded as one of the greatest of all filmmakers he always claimed that FALSTAFF, a.k.a. CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, was his favorite film. Welles distilled several of Shakespeare’s plays into one exciting, moving – and sometimes hilarious -- story about the lovable drunkard Sir John Falstaff and his friendship with Prince Hal, heir to the British throne. A brilliant cast and a genius director make this an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Based on Orson Welles’s play the Five Kings which, in turn, was based on the plays Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V, Richard II and The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare. Filmed on location in Spain.

Orson Welles  as  Sir John Falstaff
Jeanne Moreau  as  Doll Tearsheet

Margaret Rutherford  as  Hostess Quickly
John Gielgud  as  King Henry IV
Keith Baxter  as  Prince Hal

PRODUCER:  Alessandro Tasca
DIRECTOR:  Orson Welles
WRITERS:  Orson Welles, William Shakespeare

MUSIC:  Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

Availability:  35mm
Date of Release:  1965

105 Minutes; B&W 1.37/Mono


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