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Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) (1944)

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Leslie Banks Leslie Banks
Chorus
Felix Aylmer Felix Aylmer
Archbishop of Canterbury
Robert Helpmann Robert Helpmann
Bishop of Ely
Vernon Greeves Vernon Greeves
The English Herald
Gerald Case Gerald Case
Earl of Westmoreland
Griffith Jones Griffith Jones
Earl of Salisbury
Morland Graham Morland Graham
Sir Thomas Erpingham
Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
King Henry V of England


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Dallas Bower Dallas Bower
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3 years, 11 months ago at May 10 17:14
(YT) Yeah, the best is the idea of the long intro in 1600 Globe Theatre, with theatrical restraint (first lost when you see dying Falstaff after the secen outside dominated by great Robert Newton) ; and passing to conventional fiction.

A classic

1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 13 12:33
Since this movie had a really solid reputation (it is included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list among other things), I was quite eager to check it out. Nowadays, they usually adapt the classic Shakespeare plays with a modern setting but I really did appreciate that Laurence Olivier set the story in the 15th century like it was in Shakespeare’s original work. I was also i... read more
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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.
Release date: 28 October 1945
UPC: 037429128527
Tags: Drama (6), Shakespeare (6), 1940s (4), War (4), Medieval (4), Battle (4), Royalty (3), 1944 (3), King (3), History (3), Nobility (2), British (2), Henry V (2), Princess (2), Place Name In Title (1), Child Murder (1), Duke (1), 300 Greatest Films (1), Globe Theatre (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 6 months ago

A classic

“Since this movie had a really solid reputation (it is included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list among other things), I was quite eager to check it out. Nowadays, they usually adapt the classic Shakespeare plays with a modern setting but I really did appreciate that Laurence Olivier set the story in the 15th century like it was in Shakespeare’s original work. I was also impressed to discover that it was actually Olivier’s directorial debut as this lavish production was quite ambitious for a first time effort. Still, to be honest, it has been a while since I have seen such a challenging movie though. Indeed, even if I did watch it with some English subtitles, I still struggled with these 2 hours of non-stop vintage Shakespearean dialogues. Furthermore, is it me o” read more

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