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Chimes at Midnight (1965) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Orson Welles and produced by Harry Saltzman, Emiliano Piedra and Alessandro Tasca.

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Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“There live not three good men unhanged in England. And one of them is fat and grows old.” It seems Orson Welles never did anything on a cursory level. There’s always a gravitas — the unique personality of the man displayed in his work whether it is behind the camera or in fr... Read full article


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Quotes from

Falstaff: We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow.


Henry 'Hotspur' Percy: O Harry, thou hast robbed me of my youth!


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Facts about

Orson Welles's favorite film of his own.
Chimes at Midnight was based on the play Five Kings. It was written by Orson Welles and condensed William Shakespeare's Henry IV, V, VI, and Richard III into one show. He produced the show in New York in 1939 but the opening night, where part 1 was acted, was a disaster and part 2 was never put on. He revamped the show and revisited it in 1960. But again, it was not successful. However, this later production was used as the base for the movie.
In August 2004 restoration work began on the film by the same team that restored Welles's Othello.
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