Chimes at Midnight [Falstaff]

Orson Welles (director, screenwriter, starring)
William Shakespeare (play)
Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1965. Vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photograph of director Orson Welles between takes while filming on location for the 1965 film. With provenance stamps and the stamp of Parimage press agency on the verso.

Based on Welles' 1939 Broadway play "Five Kings," which condensed Shakespeare's War of the Roses cycle into one story. The film was the last of three legendary Shakespearean adaptations directed by Welles, following "Macbeth" (1948) and "Othello" (1951). As with nearly all of his efforts as a director, the film was plagued by financial and logistical problems, shot with nearly no budget, and received no promotion and a very limited release—but is now rightfully regarded as his final masterpiece.

Nominated for the Palme d'Or, and winner of two other awards at Cannes in 1966.

Shot on location in Spain.

11.5 x 8.5 inches. Tiny nick to the bottom edge, else Near Fine.

[Book #152872]