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Hamlet at Elsinore (1964)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 November 1964 (USA)
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15 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hamlet  »

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Other than a 1910 silent version, this is the only production of "Hamlet" (so far) to actually be filmed in Elsinore, Denmark, where most of the play takes place. See more »


Alec Clunes as the dead Polonius in the Queen's bedchamber blinks his eyes two separate times when Christopher Plummer as Hamlet gets ready to drag his body away. See more »


Featured in Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (1994) See more »

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The BBC has announced a DVD issue in 2011
11 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

It's funny that so many people remember this telecast from almost 50 years ago. And with such uniformly positive feelings.

I remember the pounding waves and the Long Hall. I remember Robert Shaw as the first Claudius I ever saw who was not only sonorous and regal, but violent, and sexy enough to seduce the Queen and make her agree to kill her husband. I remember Donald Sutherland coming in at the end as Fortinbras, and for once saving the character from being a wimpy, pompous letdown.

Until recently, the film could only be seen in America at the Paley Media Centers in New York and Los Angeles.

However Sir Michael Caine was recently reminded of his participation in this long-forgotten film, and he asked the BBC to resurrect it.

We'll all have a chance to check our memories soon.

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