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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Robert Hamer and produced by Michael Balcon and Michael Relph.

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As Oito V?timas / Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

By L? on Aug 3, 2018 From Critica Retro

As Oito V?timas / Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Um ator interpretando mais de um personagem na mesma pe?a ? algo comum no teatro. Tamb?m ? comum no cinema, desde a era muda. Obviamente, com o tempo tudo p?de ficar mais interessante, e em vez de apenas dois pap?is, um ator podia interpretar... Read full article


Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

By Beatrice on May 16, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Kind Hearts and Coronets Directed by Robert Hamer Written by Robert Hamer and James Dighton from a novel by Roy Horniman 1949/UK Ealing Studios Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant #231 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die As the film opens, the Duke of D’Ascoyne (Dennis Price) is calmly awa... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #180 – Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

By Michael on Jun 3, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #180 on the list,? Robert Hamer‘s Kind Hearts and Coronets. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday #180 – Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

By Michael on Jun 3, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #180 on the list,? Robert Hamer‘s Kind Hearts and Coronets. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what... Read full article


Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 17, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Starring Dennis Price and Alec Guinness (in eight roles), this black comedy follows a commoner who tries to avenge his mother by killing eight relatives. The story begins with a man about to be hung and as he waits, he writes his memoir. Through a flashback, his childhood and adult life is shown. He... Read full article


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Sibella: He says he wants to go to Europe to expand his mind.
Louis Mazzini: He certainly has room to do so.


The Banker: A tragic loss serves to put lesser matters in their proper perspective.


Louis Mazzini: [to the Duke, before he executes him] From here, I think, the wound will be consistent with the story I shall tell.


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An alternate ending was required for the US, where distributors balked at the film's ambiguous ending (The US Production Code at the time stipulated that crime could not be seen to pay). These extra ten seconds were not kept by Ealing but were unearthed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where they had been quietly filed away in a film storage facility.
Although Ealing boss Michael Balcon later professed that this was his favorite of the Ealing films he produced, at the time of production he was less favorably inclined towards it, to the extent that he refused director Robert Hamer the chance to follow it up with his long-cherished project set in the West Indies. Hamer ultimately only directed one more film for Ealing, His Excellency.
Initially Alec Guinness was only offered four of the roles; it was Guinness himself who insisted on playing all eight.
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