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Encyclopedia > Henry V (1944 film)
Henry V

Original Theatrical Poster
Directed by Laurence Olivier
Produced by Filippo Del Giudice
Laurence Olivier
Written by Play:
William Shakespeare
Screenplay:
Dallas Bower
Alan Dent
Laurence Olivier
Starring Laurence Olivier
Renée Asherson
Robert Newton
Leslie Banks
Music by William Walton
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Robert Krasker
Editing by Reginald Beck
Distributed by Eagle-Lion Distributors Limited
Release date(s) Flag of the United Kingdom 12 July 1944
Flag of the United States 17 June 1946
Running time 137 min.
Country Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £475,000
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Henry V. The on-screen title is The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (the title of the 1600 quarto edition of the play). It stars Laurence Olivier, who also directed. The screenplay was adapted by Olivier, Dallas Bower, and Alan Dent. The score is by William Walton. Image File history File links Henry20v20criterion20olivier20post. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Filippo Del Giudice, (26 March 1892- 1 January 1963), born in Trani, Italy, was an Italian film producer. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Renee Asherson (born 19 May 1920 in London, England) is an English actress with a distinguished career in theatre, films and television. ... Robert Newton as Long John Silver. ... Leslie Banks (June 9, 1890 – 21 April 1952) was a British theatre and film actor, director and producer. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... Jack Hildyard (1908-1990) was a British cinematographer who worked on more than 80 films during his career. ... Born 21 August 1913 Died 16 August 1981 Gifted cinematographer, whose work was strongly influenced by film noir. ... Eagle Lion Films was a British film company that merged with PRC Pictures in the 1940s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Henry V, also known as The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Quarto has several meanings: In bookbinding and publishing, quarto indicates the book size which results when four leaves of the book are created from a standard size sheet of paper. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ...


The film begins as a recreation of a stage production of the play in the Globe Theatre, then gradually turns into a stylized cinematic rendition of the play, with sets reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours. It follows the overall pattern of Shakespeare's play, depicting Henry's campaign in France, through the siege of Harfleur and eventually to Agincourt. The film then shows the Battle of Agincourt in a real setting, after which the film quickly begins to revert to backdrops that conversely now become more and more artificial. It ends with Henry's courtship of Princess Katherine. At the end of the scene, the setting reverts to the Globe Playhouse and the audience applauding. This article is about the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare (commonly known as Shakespeares Globe Theatre) and includes information about both the original and its modern reconstruction. ... A illuminated page from the Très Riches Heures showing the day for exchanging gifts from the month of January A book of hours from the late 1470s. ... Harfleur is a town and commune of France in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie, on the north bank of the mouth of the Seine, about 10 km east of Le Havre, and across the river from Honfleur. ... Azincourt (sometimes: Agincourt) is a village and commune of northern France in the Pas-de-Calais département, 14 miles to the north-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise by road, famous on account of the victory, on October 25, 1415, of Henry V of England over the French in... Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). ... Catherine of Valois (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was the Queen consort of England from 1420 until 1422. ...


The film was made near the end of World War II and was intended as a morale booster for Great Britain. Consequently, the film was partly funded by the British government. The movie won Olivier an Academy Honorary Award for "his Outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen." Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ...

Contents

Production

The original setting was inaccessible, as it was located in German-occupied France at the time, so the film was shot in Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow, Ireland. The chain-mail armour was actually spray-painted wool knitted by blind women.[citation needed] Many of the extras were servicemen, and it is said that you can tell the American servicemen as they wear their helmets at a jaunty angle.[citation needed] Enniskerry town centre Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. ...


Olivier agreed not to appear in a film for 18 months to encourage this one to attract as large an audience as possible. In return, he was paid £15,000, tax-free (about £460,000 in today's money) [1].


In 2007 the film was digitally restored to High Definition format and re-released[2]. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Synopsis

The film follows the overall structure of Shakespeare's play, but uses only 50% of the text.[citation needed]

Henry (Laurence Olivier) rouses his troops at the siege of Harfleur

The film begins in the Globe Theatre in 1600. The Chorus (Leslie Banks) enters and implores the audience to use their imagination to visualize the setting of the play. We then see, up on a balcony, two clergymen, The Archbishop of Canterbury (Felix Aylmer), and the Bishop of Ely (Robert Helpmann) discussing the current affairs of state. Henry (Laurence Olivier) then enters, and discusses with his nobles the state of France. A gift is delivered to Henry from the French Dauphin. The gift turns out to be tennis balls. Offended, Henry sends the French ambassador away, and prepares to claim the French throne, a throne that he believes is rightfully his. Image File history File links Henryv44harfleur. ... Image File history File links Henryv44harfleur. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... This article is about the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare (commonly known as Shakespeares Globe Theatre) and includes information about both the original and its modern reconstruction. ... Leslie Banks (June 9, 1890 – 21 April 1952) was a British theatre and film actor, director and producer. ... Henry Chicheley (also Checheley or Chichele) (c. ... Sir Felix Aylmer OBE (February 21, 1889–September 2, 1979), born Felix Edward Aylmer Jones, was a distinguished English stage actor who also appeared in the cinema and on television. ... Sir Robert Murray Helpmann CBE (April 9, 1909 – September 28, 1986) was an Australian dancer, actor, director and choreographer, Born Robert Murray Helpman he added the extra n to avoid there being 13 letters in his name. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Coat of Arms of the Dauphins of France. ...


We then see characters from Shakespeare's Henry IV plays: Nym (Frederick Cooper), Bardolph (Roy Emerton), and Pistol (Robert Newton). These characters resolve to join Henry's army, however, before they do, Falstaff (George Robey), another returning character, and one of the King's former mentors, dies. At this point, the film gradually ceases to be located in the Globe Theatre; instead the scenes are performed in stylized film sets reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours. Robert Newton as Long John Silver. ... George Edward Wade (20 September 1869 – 29 November 1954), better known by his stage name, George Robey, was a British music hall star. ... A illuminated page from the Très Riches Heures showing the day for exchanging gifts from the month of January A book of hours from the late 1470s. ...


At Southampton, the fleet debarks, and lands in France, beginning a campaign that tears through France to Harfleur, where Henry's forces lay siege. At the siege, Henry delivers his first rousing speech to his troops: "Once more... unto the breach! Dear friends, once more!" The troops charge on Harfleur, and take it as their own. Harfleur is a town and commune of France in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie, on the north bank of the mouth of the Seine, about 10 km east of Le Havre, and across the river from Honfleur. ...


The troops then march to Agincourt, meeting the French forces. Before the impending battle, Henry wanders around the camp in disguise, to find out what the men think of him. The next day, before the battle, Henry delivers his famous St Crispin's Day speech. Azincourt (sometimes: Agincourt) is a village and commune of northern France in the Pas-de-Calais département, 14 miles to the north-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise by road, famous on account of the victory, on October 25, 1415, of Henry V of England over the French in...

The Battle of Agincourt then commences. This sequence is filmed on location in a realist style, unlike the stylized sets seen previously. The English archers let forth a volley of arrows that cuts deeply into the French numbers. The French, weighed down by their heavy armour, are caught in the fresh mud of the field, and are bogged down, which gives the English troops ample opportunity to ride out and fight them on equal terms. The French Dauphin (Max Adrian), seeing this disadvantage, rides out with several bodyguards and noblemen, and kills all the boys and squires in the English camp. Henry is angered by this and rides out to meet the French Constable (Leo Genn). Fighting each other, one-on-one, swords in hand, the Constable strikes Henry in the head, shaking him. Henry turns and continues to fight the Constable, who sheaths his sword in favour of a mace. The Constable then strikes Henry's hand, causing him to drop his sword. Henry, now disarmed, lashes out and strikes the Constable in the face with his gauntlet, presumably killing him. Image File history File links HenryV44Agincourt. ... Image File history File links HenryV44Agincourt. ... Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). ... Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). ... Max Adrian (Max Bor) by Cecil Beaton, 1949, National Portrait Gallery Max Adrian was an acclaimed actor of the middle of the twentieth century. ... Leo John Genn (August 9, 1905 – January 26, 1978) was an English actor on stage and in films. ...


The battle is won. Henry then proceeds to court the Princess Katherine (Renee Asherson); the film now returns to the stylized sets. Henry woos Katherine, and France is now under the control of England, as the French King, Charles VI adopts Henry as his successor. In the final moments of the play, we return to the Globe Theatre again, and the actors take their bows. Renee Asherson (1920- ) Renee Asherson was a beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television. ... Charles VI Charles VI the Well-Beloved, later known as the Mad (French: Charles VI le Bien-Aimé, later known as le Fol) (December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422) was a King of France (1380 – 1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ...


Winston Churchill instructed Olivier to fashion the film as morale-boosting propaganda for British troops fighting World War II, so Olivier intentionally left out some of Henry's harsher traits as Shakespeare wrote them - such as Henry's remorseless hanging of three traitors as well as of one of his good friends, Bardolph. The melancholy reference at the end to the reign of Henry VI is also omitted from the film. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Bardolph could be: The name of a minor character in three of Shakespeares plays: Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2 and Henry V. He is a drunken, swaggering, worthless follower of Falstaffs. ... This article is about the English king. ...


Cast (in order of appearance)

Princess Katherine (Renee Asherson), and Henry (Laurence Olivier)
  • Leslie Banks as the Chorus. The Chorus sets the scene for the play and film, giving the required exposition. Leslie Banks was a British actor who had appeared with Olivier in Fire Over England.
  • Felix Aylmer as the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop helps tempt the King into his conquest of France. Olivier stages this scene partly as comedy, with the actor who plays the Archbishop in the Globe Theatre comically jumbling all his papers and losing his place in the script. Aylmer had appeared with Olivier in As You Like It, and would subsequently appear in Hamlet.
  • Robert Helpmann as the Bishop of Ely. The Bishop helps the Archbishop in his persuasion of the King. In the film, he appears as a comic figure. Robert Helpmann was better-known as a ballet dancer and choreographer.
  • Vernon Greeves as The English Herald.
  • Nicholas Hannen as the Duke of Exeter. The Duke is the uncle to the king.
  • Laurence Olivier as King Henry V of England. Henry is the King of England, who is insulted by the French and compelled to invade them. He is a warrior king, who commands his troops from the front. This was Laurence Olivier's third Oscar-nominated performance, and his second appearance in a Shakespeare film.
  • Ralph Truman as Mountjoy, The French Herald.
  • Frederick Cooper as Corporal Nym.
  • Roy Emerton as Lieutenant Bardolph.
  • Freda Jackson as Mistress Quickly.
  • George Cole as the Boy. George Cole is a British actor who gained popularity much later on as Arthur Daley in the TV series "Minder". He also played the young Scrooge in the 1951 film Scrooge.
  • Francis Lister as the Duke of Orleans. Orleans is a nobleman who fights at Agincourt.
  • Max Adrian as The Dauphin. The Dauphin is the cocky joint-commander of the forces at Agincourt. Adrian was a celebrated actor who appeared in several films and on television.
  • Jonathan Field as The French Messenger.
  • Michael Shelpy as Gower, Captain in the English Army.
  • John Laurie as Jamy, Scottish Captain in the English Army. Laurie appeared in all three of Olivier's Shakespeare films, and went on to fame in the TV sitcom, Dad's Army.
  • Niall MacGinnis as MacMorris, Irish Captain in the English Army. MacGinnis was an Irish actor who had many screen appearances.
  • Frank Tickle as The Governor of Harfleur.
  • Brian Nissen as Court, Solider in the English Army. Nissen was a British Actor who made many screen and stage appearances.
  • Arthur Hambling as Bates, Solider in the English Army.
  • Jimmy Hanley as Williams, Solider in the English Army. Hanley was a British actor who made several screen appearances.
  • Ernest Hare as A Priest. The priest weds Henry and Katherine.

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Hamlet is a 1948 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Hamlet. ... Sir Robert Murray Helpmann CBE (April 9, 1909 – September 28, 1986) was an Australian dancer, actor, director and choreographer, Born Robert Murray Helpman he added the extra n to avoid there being 13 letters in his name. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... Sir Ralph de Neville (c. ... Griffith Jones (born Harold Jones) (November 19, 1909 - January 30, 2007) was an English film, stage and television actor. ... Thomas Montagu, 4th Earl of Salisbury, (1388 - November 3, 1428), was an English nobleman. ... 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Reception

Academy Awards

Award Person
Special Award for his Outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen. Laurence Olivier
Nominated:
Best Actor Laurence Olivier
Best Score William Walton
Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color Paul Sheriff
Carmen Dillon
Best Picture Laurence Olivier

The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Sir William Turner Walton, OM (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer whose style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Born 25 October 1908, Cricklewood, London, England Died 12 April 2000, Hove, East Sussex, England Won Oscar The Corn Is Green Julia Bequest to the Nation The Naked Edge Carmen Dillon at the Internet Movie Database Categories: | ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ...

Notes and References

  1. ^ Guardian Article
  2. ^ [1]

See also

Henry V of England (16 September 1387 – 31 August 1422) was one of the great warrior kings of the Middle Ages. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Henry V, also known as The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). ...

External links

Laurence Olivier
Shakespeare Trilogy Henry V (1944) | Hamlet (1948) | Richard III (1955)
Other Films as Director The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) | Three Sisters (1970)
Productions The Beggar's Opera (1953) | "Laurence Olivier Presents" (1976-78) (TV)
Books Confessions of an Actor: An Autobiography (1985) | On Acting (1986)
See Also Laurence Olivier Productions (L.O.P.) | Filmography and list of stage appearances | List of awards & nominations

 
 

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