Hamlet [videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; Two Cities Films.
Other Titles: Hamlet (Motion picture : 1948).
Edition: RSDL dual-layer ed.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, c2000.
Description: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + program guide ( p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series: Criterion collection 82
Subject: Films for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director/producer, Laurence Olivier ; music, William Walton ; photographer, Desmond Dickinson.
Performers: Music conducted by Muir Mathieson ; played by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Laurence Olivier (Hamlet), Felix Aylmer (Polonius), Jean Simmons (Ophelia), Eileen Herlie (Gertrude), Anthony Quayle (Marcellus), Basil Sydney (Claudius), Norman Wooland (Horatio), Terence Morgan (Laertes), Stanley Holloway (Gravedigger).
Notes: Includes English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Originally issued as a motion picture in England in 1948 by the Rank Organisation.
"A J. Arthur Rank Enterprise."
"This brilliant production earned critical acclaim and four 1948 Academy Awards: Best picture, Actor, Art direction-set direction and Costume design"--Container.
Summary: The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer.