Director: Laurence Olivier
From a play: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Music by: William Walton
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is visited by the ghost of his murdered father, who seeks revenge against the king's brother and murderer Claudius, who is now the new king after a hasty marriage to Hamlet's mother. Definitive film version of Shakespeare's play, though now challenged by Branagh's Hamlet (1996). Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design; received nominations for Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Dramatic Score.
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