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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  • Laurence Olivier and Eileen Herlie in Hamlet (1948)
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  • Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons in Hamlet (1948)

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Laurence Olivier


William Shakespeare (by)

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Did You Know?


Sir Laurence Olivier was forty-one when this movie was released. Eileen Herlie, who played Hamlet's mother Gertrude, was thirty. 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 eleven years younger than ... ...


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


Plot Summary




Release Date:

12 August 1948



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Box Office


£500,000 (estimated)

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