Hamlet


1h 57m 1969
Hamlet

Brief Synopsis

The prince of Denmark vows to avenge his father's murder, if he can prove his uncle did the deed.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Dec 1969
Production Company
Filmways Ltd.; Woodfall Films
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare (London, 1601, published 1603).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, filmed on the stage of the Round House in London. The King's ghost is represented by a light rather than a special photographic effect. The original play has been drastically cut for the screen, and many supporting roles have been diminished or eliminated.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
G
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Dec 1969
Production Company
Filmways Ltd.; Woodfall Films
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare (London, 1601, published 1603).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Articles

Hamlet (1969)


The Prince of Denmark vows to avenge his father's murder, if he can prove his uncle did the deed.

Producer: Martin Ransohoff, Hans Gottschalk, Neil Hartley, Leslie Linder
Director: Tony Richardson
Screenplay: Tony Richardson, based on the William Shakespeare play Hamlet
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Production Design: Jocelyn Herbert
Music: Patrick Gowers
Film Editing: Charles Rees
Cast: Nicol Williamson (Hamlet), Judy Parfitt (Gertrude), Anthony Hopkins (Claudius), Marianne Faithful (Ophelia), Mark Dignam (Polonius), Michael Pennington (Laertes), Gordon Jackson (Horatio).
C-118m.
Hamlet (1969)

Hamlet (1969)

The Prince of Denmark vows to avenge his father's murder, if he can prove his uncle did the deed. Producer: Martin Ransohoff, Hans Gottschalk, Neil Hartley, Leslie Linder Director: Tony Richardson Screenplay: Tony Richardson, based on the William Shakespeare play Hamlet Cinematography: Gerry Fisher Production Design: Jocelyn Herbert Music: Patrick Gowers Film Editing: Charles Rees Cast: Nicol Williamson (Hamlet), Judy Parfitt (Gertrude), Anthony Hopkins (Claudius), Marianne Faithful (Ophelia), Mark Dignam (Polonius), Michael Pennington (Laertes), Gordon Jackson (Horatio). C-118m.

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Notes

Released in Great Britain in 1970; running time: 117 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 1969

Released in United States on Video July 8, 1988

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States Winter December 1969

Released in United States on Video July 8, 1988

Released in United States 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Laughter in the Dark: Tony Richardson" August 26 - September 13, 1994.)