Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) / Harry Saltzman presents ; produced by Emiliano Piedra and Angel Escolano for Internacional Films Española ; a Spanish-Swiss co-production, Internacional Films Española-Alpine Productions ; directed by Orson Welles
- Additional Titles:
- Falstaff, chimes at midnight and Chimes at midnight
- [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 
- Physical Description:
- 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in. stamping
- Additional Creators:
- Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, Piedra, Emiliano, Escolano, Ángel, Moreau, Jeanne, 1928-2017, Rutherford, Margaret, 1892-1972, Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, Vlady, Marina, 1938-, Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994, Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Internacional Films Española, Alpine Productions, and Criterion Collection (Firm)
- Language Note:
- In English with optional English subtitles.
- disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Supplements.
- The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career that was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff; the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal, here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace.
- Sound Characteristics:
- digital optical monaural
- Video File Characteristics:
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file DVD video region 1
- Form of work:
- Motion pictures
- Photography, Edmund Richard ; music, Alberto Lavagnino.
Adapted from four plays by William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Henry V, Richard II, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Originally released as a motion picture under title: Campanadas a medianoche = Chimes at midnight = Falstaff in 1965. English language version released by Peppercorn Wormser, Inc. in 1967.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring film scholar James Naremore, author of "The magic world of Orson Wells"; New interview with actor Keith Baxter; New interview with director Orson Welle's daughter Beatrice Welles, who appeared in the film at age seven; New interview with film historian Joseph McBride, author of "What ever happended to Orson Welles?"; Interview with Welles while at work editing the film, from a 1965 episode of "The Merv Griffin Show"; Trailer.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Narration based on Holinshed's Chronicles spoken by Ralph Richardson.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Sir John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Walter Chiari, Fernando Rey.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen.
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