|Actors:||Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Basil Sydney, Norman Wooland, Felix Aylmer, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Peter Cushing, Harcourt Williams, John Laurie|
The King of Denmark suddenly dies and is succeeded by his brother Claudius, who hastily takes the kings widow (and Prince Hamlet’s mother) as his bride. Hamlet – the king’s son and rightful heir – believes his father was murdered by Claudius in a plot with his mother to seize the throne. Hamlet swears to avenge his father’s death after a ghostly revelation, where it is revealed that his suspicions are correct. William Shakespeare’s play of murder and mystery set within the royal house of Denmark; in this classic film adaptation from 1948.