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.
Ethel Barrymore, whose late younger brother John Barrymore was considered the great Hamlet of the 20th Century along with that of John Gielgud, denounced Laurence Olivier and his film. Ironically, Olivier's Hamlet had been influenced by Barrymore, whose Hamlet he had seen in London.
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, ...
Opening credits prologue: SCENE - ELSINORE
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