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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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Eckart Dux ...
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Alexander Engel ...
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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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Laertes has a zipper down the back of his costume. See more »

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German Television and Shakespeare!
6 July 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I have seen only about 70 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (my personal idea of the greatest achievement in television), but this version of Hamlet, produced for German television, probably has to be the best film I've ever seen shotgunned on that program (whoops - I forgot they did "Day of the Triffids"). Don't get me wrong - it's not very good (I gave it a '5') - but it's certainly no "I Accuse My Parents," or something from the beloved Coleman Frances oeuvre. It's even better than "Marooned" (aka "Space Travelers").


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