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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 10, 2002
 R2: 21 Jun 2004

Running Time
1 hour, 46 minutes

Country UK

Studio Ealing Studios, General Film Distributors

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Other Titles
• Kind Hearts and Coronets
• Adel verpflichtet (1957)

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Genre: Comedy, Murder, Role-switching, Revenge, Black Comedy, Prison, Infidelity, Serial Killer, Satire, Investigation

Tagline: A hilarious study in the gentle art of murder.

Plot: KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a deft and dark comedy with Guinness in superb form as he plays eight different members of the D'Ascoyne clan. Louis (Dennis Price), the black sheep of the wealthy family, must murder all the heirs in order to inherit the D'Ascoyne fortune. Watch as the brilliant Guinness disappears into his various eccentric roles.

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 Directed by
Robert Hamer
School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!, The Scapegoat, The Long Memory
 Written by
Robert Hamer
School for Scoundrels or How to Win Without Actually Cheating!, The Scapegoat, The Long Memory
Alec Guinness
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars
Hugh Griffith
Ben-Hur, Oliver!, How to Steal a Million
Dennis Price
Theatre of Blood, Tunes of Glory, The Vampire Women
Valerie Hobson
Bride of Frankenstein, Great Expectations, WereWolf of London
Joan Greenwood
The Man in the White Suit, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tom Jones
Miles Malleson
The 39 Steps, Scrooge, Peeping Tom
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