Trivia: The first British film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Trivia: Laurence Olivier became the first person to direct himself into a Best Actor Academy Award with this movie.

Trivia: Laurence Olivier (born 1907), who played Hamlet, was eleven years older than Eileen Hurlie (born 1918), who played his mother Gertrude.

Horatio: I have heard, the cock that is the herald to the morn, Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat Awake the god of day.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Do you see yonder cloud that looks like a camel?
Polonius, Lord Chamberlain: By the mass, 'tis like a camel indeed.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Methinks it looks like a weasel.

More quotes from Hamlet

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