Hamlet Poster

Release Date: 1948

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Felix Aylmer, Stanley Holloway, Peter Cushing

Director: Laurence Olivier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: J. Arthur Rank Films [gb], Pilgrim Pictures, Two Cities Films Ltd., Rank Organization

Keywords: Wife, Dark, Son, Mystery, Father, Mother, Marriage, Fall, Revenge


Winner Actor
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1948)
Winner Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Winner Golden Lion for best movie
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (1948)
Winner Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1948)