Rent Hamlet on DVD


1948 Rated NR 2hr 33m

In 15th century Denmark, young Prince Hamlet (Laurence Olivier) schemes to avenge his father's death when his uncle, Claudius, murders the prince's father, promptly weds the queen and ascends to his dead brother's throne. But Hamlet -- uncertain how to best carry out his mission -- allows his anguish and indecision to lead to more carnage. Olivier earned the Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance as the melancholy Dane.

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Movie Details

1949 BAFTA®
  • Best Film
  • Best British Film nominee
1949 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1949 Academy Award®
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

black and white; interactive menus; scene access