Chimes at Midnight (1965)

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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

  • Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford in Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  • Orson Welles in Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  • Orson Welles and Jeanne Moreau in Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  • Orson Welles and Jeanne Moreau in Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965)

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Did You Know?


The film 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, during which Part 1 was performed, was a disaster and... ...


Shallow: Jesus, the days that we have seen! Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St. George's field?
Falstaff: No more of that, Master Shallow.
Shallow: It was a merry night!


During Prince Hal/Henry V's speech immediately following Henry IV's death, a very obvious double for Sir John Gielgud lies slumped on the throne. (Scenes were shot out of sequence, and Gielgud was unavailable for that particular scene)


Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama | History | War


Release Date:

17 March 1967



Country of Origin

Spain, Switzerland

Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,480 (USA) (3 January 2016)


$123,398 (USA) (20 March 2016)

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