(1949) Poor relation Dennis Price, ninth in line to the Dukedom of Chalfont, coolly narrates from prison his ascent to the peerage via serial murder, bumping off his establishment relations, the D'Ascoynes - from an arrogant playboy, to a bullet-headed general, to a formidable dowager, to stiff-upperlipped admiral, to a fussy reverend, and three more, all played by Alec Guinness (the family tree was expanded from three to eight at the actor's behest). But there's a final choice too for Price: between prim and proper Valerie Hobson (Mrs. John Profumo of scandal fame) and sultry-voiced Joan Greenwood ("the most endearing of English comediennes" - David Shipman); and a final oversight to be corrected. DCP. Approx. 106 min.