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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (Season 11 / Ep. 9) [1961]

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Director:Franz Peter Wirth
Writer:Franz Peter Wirth
Composer:Rolf Unkel
Length:92 minutes
(1 hour 32 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.4/10
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Synopsis: The bard's classic tragedy, tragically portrayed.


Reaction: Try not to watch this for Hamlet. Remember, it's being mocked for a reason.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Franz Peter Wirth => Director / Writer
Rolf Unkel => Composer
William Shakespeare => Play
Alexander Engel => The Ghost
Bill Corbett => Observer (MST) / Crow T. Robot (MST)
Dieter Kirchlechner => Laertes
Dunja Movar => Ophelia
Eckart Dux => Rosencrantz (as Eckard Dux)
Franz Schafheitlin => Polonius
Hans Caninenberg => Claudius
Herbert Bötticher => Guildenstern
Karl Lieffen => Osric
Karl Michael Vogler => Horatio
Kevin Murphy => Professor Bobo (MST) / Tom Servo (MST) / Fortinbras (MST)
Mary Jo Pehl => Pearl Forrester (MST)
Maximilian Schell => Hamlet
Michael J. Nelson => Mike Nelson (MST)
Michael Paryla => Francisco
Patrick Brantseg => Gypsy (MST)
Ricardo Montalban => Claudius (voice: English version)
Rolf Boysen => Bernardo
Wanda Rotha => Gertrude

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Maximilian Schell dubbed his own speaking voice into English for the English-language version.