Classic, epic adaptation of the Shakespeare play, and Olivier's first and most successful directorial effort, dealing with the medieval British monarch that defeated the French at Agincourt. Distinguished by Olivier's brilliant formal experiment of beginning the drama as a 16th Century performance of the play in the Globe Theatre, and having the stage eventually transform into realistic historical settings of storybook color. Filmed at the height of WWII suffering in Britain (and meant as a parallel to the British fighting the Nazis), the film was not released in the U.S. until 1946.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 136 minutes.
Originally from British.
Natl. Bd. of Review 1946: Actor (Olivier); N.Y. Film Critics 1946: Actor (Olivier).
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