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Hamlet (1960)
"Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery  -  1962 (USA)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.

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Hamlet returns to his remarkably minimalistic palace in Denmark and finds out his father is dead and his uncle Claudius has married his mother Gertrude. His father's ghost appears, and tells Hamlet to avenge him forthwith. Hamlet stages a play to confirm Claudius' guilt and his mother's compliance, but then inadvertently kills his girlfriend Ophelia's father, Polonius. This drives her insane, while her brother Laertes sets out to avenge his father's death. In a climactic swordfight, Claudius tries to poison Hamlet with Laertes' sword and a poisoned cup. Gertrude takes the poison cup out of guilt, while Hamlet realizes Laertes' sword is poisoned... Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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The voice of Polonius was dubbed by John Banner for the English release. See more »

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When Hamlet is at Ophelias grave and shouts "I loved Ophelia" the person holding him down has a modern plaster (band-aid) on his finger. It is only briefly visible as the person hides this finger for the rest of the scene. In the same scene it can be seen that Hamlet has metal grommets on the cuffs of his jacket. See more »

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Zounds! Ne'er before hath the bard been so butcherd!
14 April 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

Forsooth, mine friends, I ward thee greatly away from this film. One of the reasons why the play works is that there's an underlying sense of hope in it, and that's exactly what Franz Peter Wirth takes away from this production. He takes away everything that would endear you to Hamlet and those around him. Ophelia (Dunja Movar) was definitely chosen for her buxom blonde looks and not her acting ability. Shakespeare probably turned over in his grave when this first aired.

There are thousands of productions of Hamlet. This one ranks at the bottom. View this only as a last resort.


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