For the corpulent nobleman, Sir John Falstaff, the inn in the small English town of Windsor is the best of all places. Here he can indulge in excessive dining and intemperate drinking, as well as swagger and boast about his adventures, particularly those of an amorous nature. At present, he has designs on the two young women, Mistress Reich and Fluth, who, in turn, lead our paunchy hero mightily by the nose. Mistress Reich indeed has much to deal with: her pretty daughter, Anna, has no lack of suitors and the parents cannot agree on who the future son-in-law should be. Anna, however, has already made her choice: she wants to marry young Master Fenton, a match which fails to suit her parents' plans. She plans a clandestine wedding ceremony in the forest. But it so happens that the townspeople join forces on the same night to sour stout Falstaff's life in Windsor and to drive him out of town...
Rita Streich....Frau Fluth (singing voice)
Camilla Spira....Frau Gretchen Reich (Mistress Page)
Martha Mödl....Frau Gretchen Reich (singing voice)
Paul Esser....Sir John Falstaff (Johannes Spenser)
Ina Halley....Anna Reich
Sonja Schöner....Anna Reich (singing voice)
Hans Kramer....Sir John Falstaff (voice)
Helmut Krebs....Fenton (voice)
Alexander Engel....Innkeeper Reich (Page)
Willi Heyer-Kraemer....Innkeeper Reich (singing voice)
Claus Holm....Herr Fluth (Ford)
Herbert Brauer....Herr Fluth (singing voice)
Joachim Teege....Herr Spärlich
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.