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The Resource Hamlet, Janus Films ; a J. Arthur Rank Enterprise ; a Two Cities Films ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Laurence Olivier

Hamlet, Janus Films ; a J. Arthur Rank Enterprise ; a Two Cities Films ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Laurence Olivier

Label
Hamlet
Title
Hamlet
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; a J. Arthur Rank Enterprise ; a Two Cities Films ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Laurence Olivier
Title variation
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Funder
Production company
Screenwriter
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award: 1949, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Laurence Olivier); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Carmen Dillon, Roger K. Furse); Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Roger K. Furse); Best Picture (Laurence Olivier)
Cataloging source
LOY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographer, Desmond Dickinson ; editor, Helga Cranston ; designer, Roger Furse ; art director, Carmen Dillon ; music, William Walton ; music by William Walton ; conducted by Muir Mathieson ; played by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English dialogue ; optional English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Laurence Olivier, Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Norman Wooland, Felix Aylmer, Terence Morgan, Jean Simmons, Peter Cushing, Anthony Quayle, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Niall MacGinnis, Harcourt Williams, Patrick Troughton, Tony Tarver, Stanley Holloway, Russell Thorndike, Anthony Bushell (uncredited), Patricia Davidson (uncredited), Doreen Lawrence (uncredited), Christopher Lee (uncredited), Desmond Llewelyn (uncredited), Victor Lucas (uncredited), Patrick Macnee (uncredited)
Runtime
153
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
82
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Hamlet, Janus Films ; a J. Arthur Rank Enterprise ; a Two Cities Films ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Laurence Olivier
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced in 1948 as a motion picture
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Accompanying material
1 booklet (1 folded sheet (6 pages) ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm45055231
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
RSDL dual-layer edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780780021310
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429128428
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
HAM020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45055231
System details
DVD, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hamlet, Janus Films ; a J. Arthur Rank Enterprise ; a Two Cities Films ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; directed by Laurence Olivier
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced in 1948 as a motion picture
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Accompanying material
1 booklet (1 folded sheet (6 pages) ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm45055231
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
RSDL dual-layer edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780780021310
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429128428
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
HAM020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45055231
System details
DVD, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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