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17 June 1946 (USA) See more »
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Laurence Olivier's Presentation in Technicolor of Henry V
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Directed by
Laurence Olivier 
 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play "Henry V") (as Will Shakespeare)

Dallas Bower  uncredited
Alan Dent  uncredited
Laurence Olivier  uncredited

Produced by
Dallas Bower .... associate producer
Laurence Olivier .... producer
Filippo Del Giudice .... producer (uncredited)
Herbert Smith .... executive producer in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Walton 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Krasker (director of photography)
Jack Hildyard (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Beck 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff 
 
Costume Design by
Roger K. Furse  (as Roger Furse)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker .... hairdresser
Marjorie Whittle .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Permane .... assistant director
John Paddy Carstairs .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Pat MacDonnell .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carmen Dillon .... art director assistant
E. Lindegaard .... scenic artist
William Bowden .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Betty Pierce .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound recorder
Desmond Dew .... sound recorder
Walter R. Day .... sound maintenance assistant (uncredited)
Anthony J. Kay .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Stanley Lambourne .... boom operator (uncredited)
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
W. Percy Day .... special effects (as Percy Day)
 
Visual Effects by
George Blackwell .... matte shots (uncredited)
W. Percy Day .... matte painter (uncredited)
Henry Harris .... matte shots (uncredited)
Charles Staffell .... back projection (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kid Berg .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Hildyard .... operating cameraman
Bill Wall .... chief electrician (as W. Wall)
Dennis Bartlett .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jim Body .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Norman Foley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Freddie Ford Jr. .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Wilfrid Newton .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margaret Furse .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Anne Barker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Gordon Hales .... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Bill Lenny .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
George Minassian .... color technician: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Roy Douglas .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Muir Mathieson .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
P.G. Bangs .... production unit
Joan Barry .... continuity
Alan Dent .... text editor
Laurence Evans .... production unit
Alec Hayes .... production unit
John White .... master of the horse (as John White M.R.C.V.S.)
Leonard Marlow .... accountant (uncredited)
 
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"The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France" - UK (original title)
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137 min
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The film was shot on location at the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland. Many of the interior sets and some of the exterior sets were constructed at Denham Studios, Buckinghamshire, UK. Those sets were based on illustrations made or commissioned by one of the 16 historical real people (above) in Shakespeare's Henry V, John, Duke of Berry (referred to only as the Duke of Berry in the play), in his catalogue of illustrations, "Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry."See more »
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Chorus:O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention; a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene. Then should the war-like Harry, like himself, assume the port of Mars; and at his heels, leashed in like hounds...
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Creative Adaptation of the Play, 2 April 2002
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

Laurence Olivier's production of Shakespeare's Henry V adds some creative and colorful touches to Olivier's usual fine performance in the lead role. Like the play itself, it's not as deep as the best of Olivier's Shakespeare films, but it works quite well and is an entertaining movie.

In the early scenes, the movie combines the play itself with a very detailed look at how the play would have been staged in Shakespeare's own day. It's very interesting, and is nicely done. It takes advantage of the slower parts in the early scenes to draw attention to the stage, the players, and the crowd, giving you a very good feel for what the theater was like then. Olivier also uses this device to liven up considerably the long historical discourse of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the play's second scene.

After the early scenes, when the real action begins, the movie wisely pulls away from the theater setting and concentrates on the story itself. Olivier is always good in this kind of role, and the photography and settings do a good job of setting off the action. It is noticeable, though, that Olivier chose to omit several scenes or portions of scenes that have some of the commands showing Henry's harsher characteristics, so that the movie concentrates much more on the king's heroic side. What's left still works fine, but it does lose a little depth without this balance. The rest of the cast is certainly adequate, though most of them are overshadowed by Henry. A couple of the exceptions are Robert Newton, very well cast as Pistol, and Esmond Knight, who works well as Fluellen.

Some minor aspects may keep it from being one of the best Shakespeare adaptations, but it's creative, distinctive, and good entertainment. You can rarely go wrong with anything that combines Olivier and Shakespeare.

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