Behind The Scenes: Chimes At Midnight (1965)

I believe that once or twice on this site I have proclaimed my love of Orson Welles. Well, that lucky Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News was able to see a 35mm print of this rare film at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon last year.

Chimes At Midnight or Campanadas a medianoche as it was known originally was written by Orson Welles and he starred as Shakespeare’s Falstaff with the story being condensed versions of Henry IV, Henry V, Richard II and the Merry Wives of Windsor. The film has been said to be Orson’s favorite of his own films.

Besides Quint a large round of applause needs go to Delta for submitting the photo below and Nicolas Tikhomiroff for the photo credit.


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