A quaint old tavern almost in the shadow of Windsor Castle, frequented by Falstaff and his associates, furnishes an admirable background for the introduction of the immortal Shakespeare ... See full summary »

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A quaint old tavern almost in the shadow of Windsor Castle, frequented by Falstaff and his associates, furnishes an admirable background for the introduction of the immortal Shakespeare comedy. Seated at the garden table and being served by Anna Page, conversation waxes warm and Falstaff quarrels with his friends, but not losing an opportunity to enter into a flirtation with the fair Anna and in his conceit gloats over his conquest. Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford become objects of his wistful eye; he confides his intentions to his companions and announces that he will write them both a letter declaring his admiration. Unfortunately Mr. Ford overhears the reading of the message to his wife. At this Juncture Mr. and Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford arrive and a cordial greeting ensues. Ford plainly shows his jealousy and is bent upon revenge. As the company retire to their respective places of abode, Falstaff dispatches his servant post haste to deliver the notes to the ladies, while Ford watches from ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 November 1910 (USA)  »

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A thousand feet of film is scarcely capable of containing more
4 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The story of Falstaff and his difficulties with Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. One of the most amusing of all Shakespeare's comedies, this picture necessarily has to confine itself to Falstaff's doings principally. A thousand feet of film is scarcely capable of containing more. In the film Falstaff is crowned with an ass' head, when the text calls for a buck's head. This can be easily remedied, but as it is presented it makes an incongruity which is like a discord in music. It jars upon the nerves of the one who is familiar with Shakespeare. Aside from this one defect, the picture is a relatively satisfactory presentation of Falstaff's doings, and markedly appreciated by the audience. - The Moving Picture World, December 10, 1910


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