Kind Hearts and Coronets Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1347

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 38

Theatrical Release Date: 06/14/1950

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Hamer

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
3/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/18/2012

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.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/31/2011

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.

Rating of
4/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 04/30/2011

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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