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Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (1950, George Wildhagen)

TitleDie lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Release LocationsGermany
DirectorGeorge Wildhagen
Length1 hrs, 34 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Merry Wives of Windsor (opera)


One of three German/Austrian film adaptations of Otto Nicolai's popular 1848 opera based on Shakespeare's comedy

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

FalstaffPaul Esser
FentonEckart Dux

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorge Wildhagen
ProducerWalter Lehmann

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell