Hamlet ★★★★ 1948
Splendid adaptation of Shakespeare's dramatic play. Hamlet vows vengeance on the murderer of his father in this tight version of the four hour stage play. Some scenes were cut out, including all of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Beautifully photographed in Denmark. An Olivier triumph. Remade several times. 153m/B VHS, DVD . GB Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Stanley Holloway, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Eileen Herlie, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Anthony Quayle; D: Laurence Olivier; W: Alan Dent; C: Desmond Dickinson; M: William Walton; V: John Gielgud. Oscars ‘48: Actor (Olivier), Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, Costume Des. (B&W), Picture; British Acad. ‘48: Film; Golden Globes ‘49: Actor—Drama (Olivier); N.Y. Film Critics ‘48: Actor (Olivier).