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The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
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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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Adaptation of Shakespeare's history play in which the young Henry V seeks to conquer France. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 10 wins See more »
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Cast

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Leslie Banks ... Chorus
Felix Aylmer ... Archbishop of Canterbury

Robert Helpmann ... Bishop of Ely
Vernon Greeves ... The English Herald
Gerald Case ... Earl of Westmoreland
Griffith Jones ... Earl of Salisbury
Morland Graham ... Sir Thomas Erpingham
Nicholas Hannen ... Duke of Exeter
Michael Warre ... Duke of Gloucester

Laurence Olivier ... King Henry V of England
Ralph Truman ... Mountjoy - The French Herald

Ernest Thesiger ... Duke of Berri - French Ambassador
Frederick Cooper ... Corporal Nym
Roy Emerton ... Lieutenant Bardolph

Robert Newton ... Ancient Pistol
Freda Jackson ... Mistress Quickly
George Cole ... Boy
George Robey ... Sir John Falstaff

Harcourt Williams ... King Charles VI of France
Russell Thorndike ... Duke of Bourbon

Leo Genn ... The Constable of France
Francis Lister ... Duke of Orleans
Max Adrian ... The Dauphin
Jonathan Field ... The French Messenger

Esmond Knight ... Fluellen - Captain in the English Army

Michael Shepley ... Gower - Captain in the English Army

John Laurie ... Jamy - Captain in the English Army
Niall MacGinnis ... Macmorris - Captain in the English Army
Frank Tickle ... The Governor of Harfleur
Renée Asherson ... Princess Katherine (as Renee Asherson)
Ivy St. Helier ... Alice
Janet Burnell ... Queen Isabel of France
Brian Nissen ... Court - Soldier in the English Army
Arthur Hambling ... Bates - Soldier in the English Army
Jimmy Hanley ... Williams - Soldier in the English Army
Ernest Hare ... A Priest
Valentine Dyall ... Duke of Burgundy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patric Doonan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Derek Lansiaux ... The Boy Who Hangs the Banner Announcing the Start of Each New Act (uncredited)

Anthony Newley ... Boy in English Camp (uncredited)
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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 (the music)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Krasker (the director of photography)
Jack Hildyard (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Beck (the editor)
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff (the art director)
 
Costume Design by
Roger K. Furse (the costume designer) (as Roger Furse)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup
Vivienne Walker .... hairdressing
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 assisted by
E. Lindegaard .... scenic artist
William Bowden .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Betty Pierce .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... the sound recorder
Desmond Dew .... the 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 .... the 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 .... conducted by
Roy Douglas .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Muir Mathieson .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
P.G. Bangs .... production unit
Joan Barry .... continuity
Alan Dent .... the 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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"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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As a tribute to his abilities as a director, and uncertain over his own unproved directing abilities, Laurence Olivier originally invited William Wyler, who had directed Olivier in "Wuthering Heights", to direct "Henry V". It was Wyler whom Olivier always credited with teaching him how to give a more subtle performance in films and with giving him more respect for the art of acting in film. Wyler, however, declined, saying, "If it's Shakespeare, it must be you [who directs the film]".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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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Larry makes the most charming king, 30 October 2001
Author: Olga Levina from Moscow, Russia

The film precisely met the requirement to raise moral of Englishmen during the Second World War: it is cheering and inspiring. But in fact it is more than just a patriotic propaganda. Henry V, though made during the war, is an excellent beginning of the series of Olivier's Shakespearean films. I really like it as much as later Hamlet and Richard III. May be the play doesn't seem very distinguished when you read it, but the screen-version becomes exciting, complex and brilliant. It has the amusing beginning (clever allusion to medieval Shakespearean theatre), heroic main part (without unnecessary battle details) and touching happy ending (the scene of Henry wooing Princess Katharine moves me every time I watch it). Lord Laurence is so noble as the King Henry! You can really feel his inspiration and share his emotions. Whenever Olivier's a producer, it's his habit to focus the audience's attention mostly on the main character. Sometimes I think his selection of plays for filming was determined by the amount of time his hero must be on the stage. Well, to say the truth, it's perfectly justified! There never was and never will be any Shakespearean actor comparable to Laurence Olivier! His performance is superb. In the part of Henry the Fifth he is absolutely fascinating, far above any real monarch in dignity, nobility and attractiveness. In fact the whole film is fascinating and picturesque. Princess Katharine is very charming and adequate, and other actors are well chosen too. The way English actors pronounce Shakespearean text is always more natural and expressive than the way of any other nation's actors, distinguished as they may be. I dare say that Englishmen understand something about Shakespeare that we can't get. Anyone who truly estimates Shakespeare must love this film.

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