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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1949

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106 mins – view video trailer

Director: Robert Hamer
Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Genres: Comedy, Crime

IMDB 8.2 / Amazon 4.8 / MRQE /

Oscars: none

Ranked #75 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A distant poor relative of the Duke of D’Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. IMDB 8.2 rating from over 18,082 users

Set in Victorian England, Robert Hamer’s 1949 masterpiece¬†Kind Hearts and Coronets¬†remains the most gracefully mordant of the Ealing comedies. Dennis Price plays Louis D’Ascoyne, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to avenge his mother by murdering the relatives ahead of him in line for the dukedom, all of whom are played by Alec Guinness. Amazon 4.8 stars from over 75 users


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