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Henry V (1946 movie)

Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Henry V; it was released in Los Angeles in 1946. It stars Laurence Olivier, who also directed. The screenplay was adapted by Dallas Bower, Alan Dent and Olivier. With a memorable score from William Walton, it opens with a stage production of the play at the Globe Theatre, only slipping gradually into cinematic style.

The movie won Olivier an Honorary Academy Award for "his Outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen." That award should also be viewed in the broader context of his efforts to bring Shakespeare to the screen.

The film was nominated for four competitive Oscars