Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

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

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Alec Guinness gets to die eight times, playing a line of successors to a dukedom, in the Ealing black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) is ninth in line to inherit the dukedom from the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family. Louis vows to kill all eight people who stand between him and the duke's title. Aside from two cases of natural causes, Louis works through the list, eliminating rivals (all played by Guinness). Along the way he romances Sibella (Joan Greenwood), a childhood friend who ends up marrying a dullard, and Edith (Valerie Hobson), the beautiful widow of one of his victims with whom he plans to share his title. But just when Louis is ready to assume the D'Ascoyne mantle, a bizarre irony strikes.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2019
UPC: 0738329236335
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 9,217

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger; Introduction by Filmmaker John Landis; Those British Faces: Dennis Price - Featurette; Interview with Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe; Alternate American Ending; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Price Louis Mazzini
Alec Guinness Admiral d'Ascoyne,Ascoyne d'Ascoyne,Canon d'Ascoyne,Duke of Chalfont,Gen. d'Ascoyne,Henry d'Ascoyne,Lady Agatha d'Ascoyne,Lord d'Ascoyne
Valerie Hobson Edith D'Ascoyne
Joan Greenwood Sibella
Miles Malleson Hangman
Arthur Lowe The Reporter
Clive Morton Prison Governor
John Penrose Lionel
Cecil Ramage Crown Counsel
John Salew Mr. Perkins
Lynn Evans The Farmer
Audrey Fields Mama
Richard Wattis Actor
Anne Valery The Girl in the Punt
Hugh Griffith Lord High Steward
Eric Messiter Burgoyne
Barbara Leake The Schoolmistress
Peggy Ann Clifford Maud

Technical Credits
Robert Hamer Director,Screenwriter
Michael Balcon Producer
Geoffrey Dickinson Special Effects
John Dighton Screenwriter
Harry Frampton Makeup
Ernest Irving Score Composer
William Kellner Art Director
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Syd Pearson Special Effects
Norman Priggen Asst. Director
Michael Relph Associate Producer
Jeff Seaholme Camera Operator
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Peter Tanner Editor
Ernest Taylor Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kind Hearts and Coronets
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:02]
2. Chapter 2 [12:14]
3. Chapter 3 [12:36]
4. Chapter 4 [13:26]
5. Chapter 5 [13:44]
6. Chapter 6 [15:08]
7. Chapter 7 [14:21]
8. Chapter 8 [16:28]

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