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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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Maximilian Schell dubbed his own speaking voice into English for the English-language version. 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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It's Hamlet!
22 December 2001 | by (Greensboro, N.C.) – See all my reviews

Yay!... I think. It's hard to say. It's hard to have an emotion about a movie that has no emotion. This movie is as sterile as a surgeon's scalpel. For a setting, it has a few stone pillars, some stone seats, a couple stone crosses and some stone actors. They have no emotion! The only thing that saves this movie is the fact that it is Hamlet, and Hamlet is a terrificly written piece of literature. The dubbing really wasn't all that bad though. The voices stuck true to the dull, gloomy, dreary, life-sucking atmosphere the movie gave forth. I have seen this version of Hamlet on the fabulous Mystery Science Theater 3000 three times, and each of the three times, I was on the brink of turning off the TV, despite it being MST 3K.

Not an uplifting production of a drama that deserves so much better.


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