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1962 (USA) See more »
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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Directed by
Franz Peter Wirth 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark")

A.W. von Schlegel (translation) (as A.W. v. Schlegel)

Franz Peter Wirth (written for television by)

Produced by
Hans Gottschalk .... producer (as Weiler)
Hans Gottschalk .... producer
Original Music by
Rolf Unkel 
Cinematography by
Kurt Gewissen 
Boris Goriup 
Hermann Gruber 
Rudolf H. Jakob 
Film Editing by
Adolf Schlyssleder 
Costume Design by
Gerd Richter 
Production Management
Lutz Hengst .... production manager
Helmut Ringelmann .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Guthke .... assistant director
Art Department
Gerd Richter .... scenic designer
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... sound editor: English version (as Fred Brown)
Rudolf Möller .... sound
Edward Dmytryk .... dubbing supervisor (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark" - West Germany (original title)
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152 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Maximilian Schell dubbed his own speaking voice into English for the English-language version.See more »
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 »
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Version of Hamlet Goes Business (1987)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The best that can be said is that..., 21 July 1999
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

...this verson doesn't mangle the Bard that badly. It's still a horrible minimalist production, Hamlet's Dutch uncle is inexplicably dubbed by a Spaniard (whether it's Ricardo Montalban or not is subject to debate), and Maximilian Schell overacts like never before. Most of the dialogue makes it through unscathed, and the fact that the MST3K version feels obliged to point out repeatedly that the speeches are long *duh* doesn't strike me as incredibly humorous. Mostly it's just bad acting, though.

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