Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Robert Hamer's classic 1949 crime comedy following a man who, after his mother's death, attempts to kill off all eight relatives that stand between him and the inheritance. As the tagline says: "He chopped down the family tree..."

1949Rating: PG106 minsUK
ComedyCrimeClassic
Director:
Robert Hamer ('The Detective', 'It Always Rains on Sunday')
Writer:
Robert HamerJohn Dighton
Cast:
Dennis PriceValerie HobsonJoan GreenwoodAlec Guinness
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A sparkling and sometimes devilishly cutting jest...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Price is impeccable as the murderer: Elegant, well-spoken, a student of demeanor.

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This 70-year-old British satire holds up remarkably well, aside from the inherent, ingrained sexism of the times. Alec Guinness is superb, playing all eight members of the ill-fated D’Ascoyne family, and Joan Greenwood wickedly fun, in director Robert Hamer’s expertly shot, comedy classic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sparkling and sometimes devilishly cutting jest...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Price is impeccable as the murderer: Elegant, well-spoken, a student of demeanor.

0

This 70-year-old British satire holds up remarkably well, aside from the inherent, ingrained sexism of the times. Alec Guinness is superb, playing all eight members of the ill-fated D’Ascoyne family, and Joan Greenwood wickedly fun, in director Robert Hamer’s expertly shot, comedy classic.

4.0
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