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Hamlet
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John Laurie John Laurie
Francisco
Esmond Knight Esmond Knight
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Anthony Quayle Anthony Quayle
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Niall MacGinnis Niall MacGinnis
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Harcourt Williams Harcourt Williams
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Patrick Troughton Patrick Troughton
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Tony Tarver Tony Tarver
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Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier
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Laurence Olivier's Hamlet

5 years, 2 months ago at Aug 24 19:48
Sir Laurence Olivier might have taken a pair of sheers and pruned off much of the text (including any and all comic relief), but what he left is some terrific stuff. Sure, he’s clearly too old to be Hamlet, and others are too young or don’t look exactly right, but, and this is important in each of Sir Laurence’s Shakespearean adaptations, this version was his individualized point-of-view on ... read more
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Description: William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. Claudius, brother to the King, conniving with the Queen, poisons the monarch and seizes the throne, taking the widowed Gertrude for his bride. Hamlet, son of the murdered King, mournful of his father's death and mother's hasty marriage, is confronted by the ghost of the late King who reveals the manner of his murder. Seeking revenge, Hamlet recreates the monstrous deed in a play with the help of some traveling actors to torment the conscience of the evil Claudius. In a visit with his mother, Hamlet expresses his anger and disappoi ... (more)
Release date: 12 August 1948
UPC: 037429128428
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