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Orson Welles' Falstaff Chimes at Midnight - Preview

Falstaff Chimes At Midnight

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the centenary of Orson Welles’ birth, Mr Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of a brand new restored 50th Anniversary Edition of his masterpiece Falstaff Chimes at Midnight.

One of the most radical and ground-breaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films and was re-released in cinemas on May 1, 2015 as part of the 100 years of Orson Welles celebrations.

This will be followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release on June 29, 2015.

On the brink of Civil War, King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his son s seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter), the young Prince, openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company.

Hal’s friendship with the knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years, while the young Prince, the future Henry V, nurtures his own ambitions.

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