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Hamlet at Elsinore (1964)

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director:

Philip Saville

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... Hamlet
Robert Shaw ... Claudius, King of Denmark
Alec Clunes Alec Clunes ... Polonius
Michael Caine ... Horatio
June Tobin June Tobin ... Gertrude, Queen of Denmark
Jo Maxwell Muller Jo Maxwell Muller ... Ophelia
Dyson Lovell Dyson Lovell ... Laertes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Berkoff ... Lucianus
Joby Blanshard ... Captain
David Calderisi ... Rosencrantz
Charles Carson ... Priest
Michael Goldie Michael Goldie ... Bernardo
William Hobbs ... Prologue
Lindsay Kemp ... Player Queen
Roy Kinnear ... Gravedigger
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Storyline

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | Denmark

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

15 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamlet See more »

Filming Locations:

Elsinore, Denmark See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first television production of "Hamlet" to be shot on location, rather than in a studio. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Hamlet en Québec (1992) See more »

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HAMLET AT ELSINORE, Television Dramatization, 1964
1 April 2009 | by ray-harpSee all my reviews

Even though I saw this program only twice 45 years ago, the quality of the acting and the high production standards made this HAMLET a very memorable experience. I was a drama student in high school at that time, and very much into Shakespeare and classical theater. I am now a semi-retired actor, director, and author; I have seen over 35 movie, television, and stage productions of HAMLET, and still remember Mr. Plummer's interpretation of HAMLET with clear distinction. The fine acting, the atmosphere, and the authentic staging created by filming at the actual Elsinore Castle in Denmark make this HAMLET the benchmark to which most other productions have aspired. In addition to Christopher Plummer, the cast included Robert Shaw, Michael Caine, Roy Kinnear, and Donald Sutherland. However, the most amazing thing about this HAMLET is that it has never become available in either VHS or DVD. THAT is the REAL tragedy... indeed, something does seem rotten in the State of Denmark.


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