PG-13 | | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
John Mills (Old Norway) and Richard Attenborough (The English Ambassador) were offered the roles of the murderers in Richard III (1955), in which John Gielgud (Priam) played the Duke of Clarence. However, Mills believed that it would be stunt casting and Attenborough was unavailable.
If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.
When Hamlet first appears, he puts his hands behind his back twice.
$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)
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