Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England. Written by
17 March 1967 (USA)
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Gross: ESP 16,501,746
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
In August 2004 restoration work began on the film by the same team that restored Welles' Othello
(1952). See more
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) See more
Henry 'Hotspur' Percy
No, Percy, thou art dust, and food for -
For worms, brave Percy; fare thee well, great heart!
Referenced in The Complete Citizen Kane