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.