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.
Claire Bloom auditioned for the role of Ophelia. She later played the Lady Anne in Richard III (1955), Sir Laurence Olivier's third and final Shakespearean movie as director.
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: SCENE - ELSINORE
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