Henry V (1944) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In the inspired Olivier concept, Shakespeare's play begins as a performance in the Globe Theatre, shifting in broad cinematic terms to an epic narrative of Henry V, who had developed from a dissolute youth to a purposeful monarch. Proving his ability as a soldier and skillful leader, he unites the dissident factions in the English army and goes on to crush the French, against enormous odds, at Agincourt. Arranging a treaty with the French court, he woos Princess Katharine to whom he is formally betrothed as part of the peace agreement.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • Grand staging of the Shakespearean play of King Henry V and his famous victory at the battle of Agincourt on St. Crispin's Day, October 15, 1415. Director and star Laurence Olivier begins the film as as staged version of the play at the Globe theater in 1600, eventually moving to the more usual sound stage and the returning to the Globe for the final scenes.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Based on one the most popular historical plays by Shakespeare and made in order to boost moral of British troops during WW2, this movie is about English king Henry V and his military campaign in France in 1415.

    - Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>
  • In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

    - Written by GusF


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