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Kind Hearts and Coronets

1950 Drama, Comedy

About

Louis Mazzini's mother belongs to the aristocratic family D'Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, she and Louis were rejected by the D'Ascoynes. Once adult, Louis decides to avenges his mother and him, by becoming the next Duke of the family. Murdering every potential successor...

Directed by

Robert Hamer

Written by

Robert Hamer (Screenplay)
Roy Horniman (Novel)
John Dighton (Screenplay)
Nancy Mitford (Screenplay)

Runtime

106 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Dennis Price
as Louis
Valerie Hobson
as Edith
Joan Greenwood
as Sibella
Alec Guinness
as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
Audrey Fildes
as Mama
Miles Malleson
as The Hangman
Clive Morton
as The Prison Governor
John Penrose
as Lionel

Lists

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#42 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#364 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider