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Kind Hearts and Coronets Movie Review

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Kind Hearts and Coronets is a cynical comedy about money, beautifully narrated by Dennis Price as Louis Mazzini, who would do anything to get it. He murders one member of the d'Ascoyne family after another, all played by Alec Guinness. Unfortunately, Louis is tried for a crime he didn't do—killing the boring husband of his longtime sweetheart, Sibella (Joan Greenwood). He records his homicidal activities in his prison cell and hopes for a pardon. Another Ealing masterpiece, and a sure-fire antidote for run-of-the-mill blues. Lovely Valerie Hobson is Edith, the one d'Ascoyne Louis longs to marry. Based on the Roy Horniman novel Israel Rank.

1949 104m/B GB Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Audrey Fildes, Miles Malleson, Clive Morton, Cecil Ramage, John Penrose, Hugh Griffith, John Salew, Eric Messiter, Anne Valery, Arthur Lowe, Jeremy Spenser; D: Robert Hamer; W: Robert Hamer, John Dighton; C: Douglas Slocombe; M: Ernest Irving. VHS, LV

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