Henry V

Debra Murphy’s Henry V on Film overview

Here are our posts & reviews related to the climax of Shakespeare’s Henriad, Henry V:


Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Chimes at Midnight (1965) Directed by Orson Welles Starring Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Margaret Rutherford reviewed by John Murphy Has there ever been a more felicitous pairing of part and performer than Falstaff and Orson Welles? With his rotund body and orotund voi ...

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Branagh’s Henry V, 1989

by Debra Murphy I had the privilege of seeing Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, when it was first released in 1989, at the gorgeous old Oriental Cinema film palace in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That afternoon matinee has gone down in my memory as one of my primo movie and Shakespeare experiences. In fact it was ...

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restoring Olivier’s Henry V

Welcome news for Shakespeare-on-film fans: According to the Telegraph.co.uk, “Sir Laurence Olivier’s stirring adaptation of Henry V, credited with lifting morale during the Second World War and considered a masterpiece of British cinema, is returning to the screen in full, Technicolor gl ...

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