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Chimes At Midnight / Falstaff / Campanadas A Medianoche

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.44 /10
Orson Welles , Keith Baxter , John Gielgud
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Directed by: Orson Welles
Written by: Orson Welles, from William Shakespeare's plays

Released: 1966
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Spain/ Switzerland
Length: 119


King Henry V discards his old buddy Falstaff (Orson Welles).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The fate of this movie, drawn from Shakesspeare's history plays and now generally regarded as a near-masterpiece, is depressing testimony to the undue influence at one time of Bosley Crowther, the New York Times film critic. After he wrote a scathing review of it at the Cannes Film Festival, the film never received much distribution in the US; and it remeains the least seen of Welles's better films. The badly-dubbed opening scenes are, admittedly, a defect; but the film is visually imaginative and well enough acted to justify most of the superlatives which critics now seem happy to heap on it.

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