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Campanadas a medianoche/Falstaff/Chimes at Midnight (1966, Angelo Francesco Lavignino)

TitleCampanadas a medianoche/Falstaff/Chimes at Midnight
Release LocationsSpain
DirectorAngelo Francesco Lavignino
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 59 mins
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsHenry IV, Part 1 (adaptation)
Henry IV, Part 2 (adaptation)
Henry V (adaptation)
Richard II (adaptation)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (adaptation)


"This film is a Spanish-Swiss venture from Internacional Films Española, S.A.-Alpine productions. The exteriors were filmed in Spain at Calatañazor, Lecumberri, Lesaca, Cardona, Soria, Madrid, Colmenar Viejo, Avila, Móstoles and the Monastery of Santa María de Huerta" (Bothwell, Candace); Manvell also notes that Welles "in addition to producing, scripting, directing and playing, designed the sets and costumes. Emiliano Piedra and Ángel Escolano were respectively a film producer and lawyer, who as friends of Welles made the filming possible in Spain" (Manvell, 71). Although a great film artist, Mr. Welles enjoyed less success with bankers and often had to go outside of normal channels to obtain financing for his movies. The film draws for its scenario on elements taken from the major tetralogy (R2, 1 and 2H4, H5) as well as Merry Wives and Holinshed's Chronicles

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Justice ShallowAlan Webb
WorcesterFernando Rey
Henry PercyNorman Rodway
PoinsTony Beckley
Hostess QuicklyMargaret Rutherford
PistolMichael Aldridge
Prince HalKeith Baxter
CastPaddy Bedford
SilenceWalter Chiari
SupernumerariesCharles Farrell
WestmorelandAndrew Faulds
King Henry IVJohn Gielgud
CastFernando Hilbert
CastAndrés Mejuto
Doll TearsheetJeanne Moreau
NorthumberlandJosé Nieto
CastJulio Peña
CastKeith Pyott
NarratorSir Ralph Richardson
CastJeremy Rowe
Kate PercyMarina Vlady
The ChildBeatrice Welles
FalstaffOrson Welles

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAngelo Francesco Lavignino
DirectorPierluigi Urbini
Executive ProducerÁngel Escolano
ProducerTony Fuentes
Executive ProducerEmiliano Piedra
Executive ProducerAlessandro Tasca
ProducerOrson Welles
ComposerJosé Antonio Guerra
ComposerCornejo Madrid
ChoreographyOrson Welles

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell