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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1950) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1175

Avg. Rating:

3.01/4

# of Ratings:

37

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/14/1950

Director:

Robert Hamer

Actors:

Alec Guinness
Dennis Price
Valerie Hobson
Joan Greenwood
Audrey Fildes
Hugh Griffith

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man who is considered to be the least important in his family, tries to kill off all of his family members through his life so that he inherits the family money.

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Yojimbo 03/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Kind Hearts And Coronets is an curious blend of black-hearted comedy and social satire. Dennis Price plays a disowned nobleman who hatches a plan to murder the 12 members of his family who stand between him and a Dukedom which he sees as his stolen birthright. He is fantastic as the caddish would-be Duke, portraying surely the most charming serial killer in cinema, as are Alec Guinness as eight(!) of his victims and Joan Greenwood as his similarly amoral female nemesis. Very much a film of its time, its low key and sophisticated approach has the definite style of the likes of Noel Coward. Always witty but rarely laugh out loud funny, it is however often cited as one of the greats of British cinema and Ealing Studio's finest achievement.

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mitchellyoung 07/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Although it eventually becomes a little cyclical, the fun of this film is seeing Alec Guiness (later to become Obi-wan Kenobi) disappear into a number of zany roles, as well as to hear the lightning quick delivery of the madcap dialogue. Fast-paced and funny.

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SIngli6 04/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

With a fine script and finer wit, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' is a wonderfully macabre roaring rampage of both revenge and British brevity. If only all serial killers could be as amicable as Louis Mazzini.

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Alex 01/06/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

A great movie with a brilliant performance by Guinness as he portrays several of the characters. See this movie! It is a awesome comedy with a good plot and very interesting way of showing it.

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