Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by Robert Hamer • 1949 • United Kingdom
Starring Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson

Director Robert Hamer’s fiendishly funny KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS stands as one of Ealing Studios’ greatest triumphs, and one of the most wickedly hilarious black comedies ever made. Dennis Price is sublime as an embittered young commoner determined to avenge his mother’s unjust disinheritance by ascending to her family’s dukedom. Unfortunately, eight relatives, all played by the incomparable Alec Guinness, must be eliminated before he can do so.

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Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets

    Directed by Robert Hamer • 1949 • United Kingdom
    Starring Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson

    Director Robert Hamer’s fiendishly funny KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS stands as one of Ealing Studios’ greatest triumphs, and one of the most wickedly hilarious black comedies ever made. Dennis P...

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  • American Ending

    According to Ealing Studios scholar George Perry, the final shot of KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS was changed for its American release, to comply with the Production Code requirement that “crime must not be seen to pay."