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Hamlet (1948)

NR 05/04/1948 (US) Drama 2h 35m

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Overview

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

  1. Laurence Olivier

    Director, Screenplay

  2. William Shakespeare

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Hamlet - Prince of Denmark / Voice of Ghost

  2. Jean Simmons

    Jean Simmons

    Ophelia - His Daughter

  3. John Laurie

    John Laurie

    Francisco

  4. Esmond Knight

    Esmond Knight

    Bernardo

  5. Anthony Quayle

    Anthony Quayle

    Marcellus

  6. Niall MacGinnis

    Niall MacGinnis

    Sea Captain

  7. Harcourt Williams

    Harcourt Williams

    First Player

  8. Patrick Troughton

    Patrick Troughton

    Player King

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Hamlet
Hamlet

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $750,000.00

Revenue -

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