Once More With Ealing: Kind Hearts and Coronets

Starring Dennis Price as the debonair yet impoverished Louis Mazzini, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was disinherited by her noble family, the D’Ascoynes, for marrying beneath her. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows to avenge his mother and work his way up the family tree, by engaging in the gentle art of murder. One by one he attempts to kill off the eight successors that stand in the way of his becoming Duke – all played by Alec Guinness in an unforgettable tour-de-force performance. Directed by Robert Hamer (who co-wrote the screenplay with John Dighton) Kind Hearts and Coronets also stars Joan Greenwood as the husky-voiced siren Sibella, and Valerie Hobson as the refined and virtuous Edith D’Ascoyne, both of whom threaten to distract Louis from his murderous quest. A wonderfully entertaining combination of biting class satire, hilarious farce and pitch-black comedy, this story of a suave and elegant serial murderer is as sharp and funny today as ever. Kind Hearts and Coronets is the jewel in Ealing Studios’ crown, and arguably one of the finest British films ever made.ComedyPT1H46MPG2024-08-18
Dennis Price
Alec Guinness
Joan Greenwood
Valerie Hobson
Miles Malleson
Hugh Griffith
Robert Hamer
Ealing Studios
Once More With Ealing: Kind Hearts and Coronets"Once More With Ealing: Kind Hearts and Coronets"


August 18, 1:00 pm

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