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1962 (USA) See more »
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Franz Peter Wirth 
 
Writing credits
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William Shakespeare  play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"
Franz Peter Wirth  teleplay

Produced by
Hans Gottschalk .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rolf Unkel 
 
Cinematography by
Kurt Gewissen 
 
Film Editing by
Adolf Schlyssleder 
 
Production Design by
Gerd Richter 
 
Costume Design by
Gerd Richter 
 
Production Management
Lutz Hengst .... production leader
Helmut Ringelmann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Guthke .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Rudolf Möller .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Goriup .... camera operator
Hermann Gruber .... camera operator
Rudolf H. Jakob .... camera operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
152 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This film version was largely unknown in the U.S, and did not have the atrocious reputation it now has until it was riffed on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of Hamlet (1908/I)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It's Hamlet!, 22 December 2001
Author: Scott (scott.m.hathaway@gmail.com) from Greensboro, N.C.

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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