Hamlet Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for Hamlet the Movie

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Splendid adaptation of Shakespeare's dramatic play. Hamlet vows vengeance on the murderer of his father in this tight version of the four hour stage play. Some scenes were cut out, including all of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Beautifully photographed in Denmark. An Olivier triumph. Remade several times.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 153 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screen Teams: Lee & Cushing, Revenge, Tragedy, Adapted from a Play, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Alan Dent
Cast
Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Stanley Holloway, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Eileen Herlie, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Anthony Quayle
Cinematography
Desmond Dickinson
Director
Laurence Olivier
Music
William Walton
Other
John Gielgud
Producer
Rank, GFD

Awards

Oscars 1948: Actor (Olivier), Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, Costume Des. (B&W), Picture; British Acad. 1948: Film; Golden Globes 1949: Actor--Drama (Olivier); N.Y. Film Critics 1948: Actor (Olivier).

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