Not Rated | | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.
Cast members Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, in addition to their numerous collaborations, also both appeared in the Star Wars films, as Grand Moff Tarkin and Count Dooku, respectively. In this film, Cushing plays Osric. In John Gielgud's first stage production of Hamlet, he cast a young Alec Guinness in that part. Cushing and Guinness appeared together in the first Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
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, ...
A clock is heard chiming the half-hour in Westminster chimes. If chiming clocks were invented at the time of the action they wouldn't sound the Westminster chimes which date only - as the name suggests - from the installation of the Big Ben clock in 1859.
Opening credits prologue:
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, the stamp of one defect, Their virtues else - be they as pure as grace, Shall in the general censure take corruption From that particular fault.
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