Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare's history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious. This sumptuous Technicolor® rendering features a thrilling recreation of the battle of Agincourt, and Sir Laurence in his prime as director and actor.
Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder
"Shakespearean Royalty": A chronology of England's rulers
Stills galleries: the "Book of Hours" and production photos