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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 ... 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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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 »

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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 (1913) See more »

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The Dane at his best - and danish television have it!
27 December 2006 | by rmribbanSee all my reviews

This is an outstanding Hamlet-performance, I saw the movie back in 1964 or 65 on danish television and have never forgotten it. I have hunted it for some years and came pretty close by emailing danish television's drama department where they in a kind and friendly way informed me that it was to be transmitted on danish television in "the nearest future" - so they recommended that I kept an eye on the danish program schedules. This was 4 years ago - but I never saw it announced nor did I see it shown on danish television as they had "promised". But this ought to mean that they most certainly possess a copy. The big question is: How do we make them put the film on TV or make a commercial DVD that we can buy? Anybody have any ideas?

Complementary: Now is 2007 22 December (happy x-mas). I have (with some difficulties) had contact with the danish television archive. They now say, that they can not find a copy of "Hamlet of Elsinore" in their archives. Unfortunately, I prefer not to believe that, I believe there is a lack of will or competence involved. I have had threads going in Denmark, that confirms that a certain amount of curiousness is going on - but nobody knows anything. Or do not want to. What is going on? Who owns the rights? If not danish television, then it has to be BBC. How do we make BBC open up? As said by the common press, both danish and BBC-press have opened their archives. How does these pretty words affect us? I have tried to make TCM interested, but have got no answer. Don't anybody care - except Mr Plummer himself, who wishes us to have this gem? This is a treasure of mankind! Give it to mankind, then!


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