Henry V

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Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious. This sumptuous Technicolor rendering... read more
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Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious. This sumptuous Technicolor rendering features a thrilling re-creation of the battle of Agincourt, and Sir Laurence in his prime as director and actor.

Original Release

11/22/1944

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Cast

Laurence Olivier King Henry V of England
Leo Genn The Constable of France
Leslie Banks Chorus
Robert Newton Ancient Pistol
Esmond Knight Fluellen - Captain in the English Army
Renée Asherson Princess Katherine (as Renee Asherson)
Ralph Truman Mountjoy, The French Herald
Ernest Thesiger Duke of Berri French Ambassador
Frederick Cooper Corporal Nym
Robert Helpmann Bishop of Ely
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Laurence Olivier

Writers

Laurence Olivier, Dallas Bower, Alan Dent, William Shakespeare

Cast

Laurence Olivier King Henry V of England
Leo Genn The Constable of France
Leslie Banks Chorus
Robert Newton Ancient Pistol
Esmond Knight Fluellen - Captain in the English Army
Renée Asherson Princess Katherine (as Renee Asherson)
Ralph Truman Mountjoy, The French Herald
Ernest Thesiger Duke of Berri French Ambassador
Frederick Cooper Corporal Nym
Robert Helpmann Bishop of Ely
Felix Aylmer Archbishop of Canterbury
Freda Jackson Mistress Quickly
George Cole Sir John Falstaff
Russell Thorndike Duke of Bourbon
Harcourt Williams King Charles VI of France
Michael Shepley Gower - Captain in the English Army
John Laurie Jamy - Captain in the English Army
Niall MacGinnis Macmorris - Captain in the English Army
Jimmy Hanley Williams - Soldier in the English Army
Valentine Dyall Duke of Burgundy

Producers

Editors

Reginald Beck

1947 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1947 Oscar Won
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