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Transcript "Henry V (1944) Original Trailer"

Henry: Now sits the wind fair. Uncle of Exeter, set free the man committed yesterday, that rail’d against our person. We considered it was the heat of wine that set him on, and on wiser thought, we pardoned him.

Narrator: Presenting a superb cast of fine, dramatic personalities. Starring Laurence Olivier as Henry, King of all England. Robert Newton as Pistol. Leslie Banks as Chorus. Renee Asherson as Princess Katherine of France. Esmond Knight as Fluellen. Leo Genn, and a cast of thousands.

Henry: This story shall the good man teach his son. And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few. We band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. Be he ne’er so base. And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon St. Crispin’s day.

Narrator: In all of history, in all of time, no era has ever produced such unforgettable drama and daring. Now it bursts upon the screen with all the vivid sweeping impact of its greatness, a crowning epic of crashing armies on the bloodbathed battlements of Agincourt. The dazzling pageantry and the untamed courage of a man who risked a kingdom to win the love of a woman and the heart of a nation.