Hamlet (1948)

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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.


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Director:

Laurence Olivier

Writer:

William Shakespeare (by)

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Trivia

Laurence Olivier was 41 when "Hamlet" was released. Eileen Herlie, who played Hamlet's mother Gertrude, was 30. Herlie also played Gertrude on Broadway in 1964 with Richard Burton's Hamlet (1964), which was filmed and shown in a limited release. Whereas she was 11 years younger than her "son" when Hamlet... ...


Quotes

Narrator: So oft it chances in particular men / That through some vicious mole of nature in them, / By the o'ergrowth of some complexion / Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason, / Or by some habit grown too much; that these men - / Carrying, I say, ...


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Opening credits prologue: SCENE - ELSINORE

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

12 August 1948

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

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