Chimes at Midnight

A film by Orson Welles
Starring Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford

Combining parts of five Shakespeare plays, Welles centers on the recurring character of Sir John Falstaff, friend and father figure to the heir to the British throne. Welles was born to play Falstaff, a man whose mouth and mind are as oversized as his belly. Roundly considering Orson Welles’ greatest achievement, it’s said there’s not a word in the film not written by Shakespeare. Quite a feat, considering the film feels so completely Orson Welles!

50th anniversary.


Technical Information

Production Year
Countries of Production
France, Spain, Switzerland
Running Time
115 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Jul 26, 2015
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015
Sunday, May 12, 2013

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