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Hamlet (1948)

NR 155 min - Drama - 25 March 1948
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Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

Director:  Laurence Olivier
Stars:  Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Anthony Quayle, Niall MacGinnis, Harcourt Williams, Patrick Troughton, Tony Tarver, Peter Cushing, Stanley Holloway, Russell Thorndike, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Norman Wooland, Felix Aylmer, Terence Morgan, Anthony Bushell, Patricia Davidson, Doreen Lawrence, Christopher Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Victor Lucas, Patrick Macnee

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Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 March 1948

Box Office

Budget:  $750,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Two Cities Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 35 min

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