The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
|Release Date:||Jun 1946|
|Genres||Biography / Drama / History / War|
|Cast:||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), Michael Shepley(Gower), John Laurie(Jamy), Niall MacGinnis(Macmorris), Frank Tickle(The Governor of Harfleur), Renée Asherson(Princess Katherine), Ivy St. Helier(Alice), Janet Burnell(Queen Isabel of France), Brian Nissen(Court), Arthur Hambling(Bates), Jimmy Hanley(Williams), Ernest Hare(A Priest), Valentine Dyall(Duke of Burgundy), Patric Doonan(Minor Role (uncredited)), Derek Lansiaux(The boy who hangs the banner...), Anthony Newley(Boy in English camp (uncredited)),|
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.