Hamlet
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1948
Director: Laurence Olivier
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 037429-128428
Running time: 2:35 (155 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 19, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#4289)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 01, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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Overview
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. Criterion is proud to present Hamlet in a luminous black-and-white digital transfer.
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Hamlet (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Two Cities Film
 • Carlton International Media
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Laurence Olivier....Director
Writing
William Shakespeare....Original Material By
Laurence Olivier....Screenwriter
Production
Laurence Olivier....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Desmond Dickinson....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Helga Cranston....Film Editor
Music
William Walton....Composer
Sound
Harry Miller....Sound Editor
Art
Roger K. Furse....Production Designer
Carmen Dillon....Art Director
Cast
John Laurie....Francisco
Esmond Knight....Bernardo
Anthony Quayle....Marcellus
Niall MacGinnis....Sea Captain
Harcourt Williams....First Player
Patrick Troughton....Player King
Tony Tarver....Player Queen
Peter Cushing....Osric
Stanley Holloway....Gravedigger
Russell Thorndike....Priest
Basil Sydney....Claudius, The King
Eileen Herlie....Gertrude, The Queen
Laurence Olivier....Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Norman Wooland....Horatio, his Friend
Felix Aylmer....Polonius, Lord Chamberlain
Terence Morgan....Laertes, Son of Polonius
Jean Simmons....Ophelia, Daughter of Polonius
Anthony Bushell....Bit Part (uncredited)
John Gielgud....the Ghost (uncredited, voice)
Christopher Lee....Spear Carrier (uncredited)
Desmond Llewelyn....Extra (uncredited)
Victor Lucas....Extra (uncredited)