Kind Hearts and Coronets

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

  • 1949
  • Directed By: Robert Hamer
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy, Crime
  • 106 Minutes
  1. Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film Kind Hearts and Coronets
Alec Guinness plays not one, not two, not four, but eight different roles in director Robert Hamer’s dark comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Dennis Price stars as a poor relative of the D’Ascoyne family who plots to murder the line of succession between him and the family’s fortune; Guinness plays the whole family. Produced in the vibrant period of post-World War II British filmmaking, the film takes a sharp, skewering glance at the stodginess and absurdities of highclass mannerisms. (2K DCP Presentations)