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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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Hans Caninenberg ...
Wanda Rotha ...
Dunja Movar ...
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Dieter Kirchlechner ...
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Eckart Dux ...
Rosencrantz (as Eckard Dux)
Herbert Bötticher ...
Karl Lieffen ...
Rolf Boysen ...
Michael Paryla ...
Alexander Engel ...
Adolf Gerstung ...
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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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In the English version the voice of Claudius is dubbed by Ricardo Montalban See more »

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Towards the end of the "What time is it?" scene the boom mic is clearly visible in the top left hand corner of the screen. See more »

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Not really that bad.
31 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

While not to everyone's tastes, I actually prefer the dreary tone of this production. I prefer this over the one Gibson was in, at any rate. The dark and sparse sets give you a real sense of Hamlet's brooding mind.


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