Kind Hearts
And Coronets

Kind Hearts And Coronets

Click Image to Enlarge

Kind Hearts And Coronets DVD Cover

Set in the stately Edwardian era, Robert Hamer's 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, it remains the most undated of all the Ealing films

Cast In Alphabetical Order
Alec Guinness as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral /
Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
Arthur Lowe as The Reporter Audrey Fildes as Mama Barbara Leake as The Schoolmistress Cecil Ramage as Crown Counsel Clive Morton as The Prison Governor Dennis Price as Louis Eric Messiter as Burgoyne Hugh Griffith as Lord High Steward Joan Greenwood as Sibella John Penrose as Lionel John Salew as Mr. Perkins Laurence Naismith as Jail Warder Lyn Evans as The Farmer Miles Malleson as The Hangman Peggy Ann Clifford as Maud Richard Wattis as Defence Counsel Valerie Hobson as Edith
Directed by Robert Hamer Produced by Michael Balcon & Michael Relph Screenplay by Robert Hamer & John Dighton Original novel by Roy Horniman Released 1949 Running Time 102 minutes.

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2004 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.

Film Images ©1949 Canal + Image (UK) Ltd.

main logo