“If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that’s the one I would offer up. I think it’s because it is, to me, the least flawed . . . I succeeded more completely, in my view, with that than with anything else.”

—Orson Welles

Chimes at Midnight . . . may be the greatest Shakespearean film ever made, bar none.”

—Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“He has directed a sequence, the Battle of Shrewsbury, which is unlike anything he has ever done, indeed unlike any battle ever done on the screen before. It ranks with the best of Griffith, John Ford, Eisenstein, Kurosawa—that is, with the best ever done.”

—Pauline Kael

Spain • 1966 • 116 Minutes • Black & White • 1.66:1

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