Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Kind Hearts & Coronets is regarded as one of the most perfect of the Golden-Age Ealing comedies and is included on the British Film Institute&39;s list of the 100 Best British Films of the 20th Century Alec Guinness hilariously features in eight different roles as the unsuspecting members of the aristocratic D&39;Ascoyne family - murdered one by one by the scheming outcast cousin Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) Mazzini&39;s mother was a D&39;Ascoyne by birth but when she ran away with an opera singer she was ostracized by her family as a result When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused Louis vows to get his revenge As he ascends the social ranks he is torn between his love for now-married childhood sweetheart and equally devilish Sibella (Joan Greenwood) and the saintly wife of one of his victims Edith D&39;Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson)
Classic Ealing comedy in which an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault. An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom?