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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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Quotes from

Sibella: Oh, the Italian men are so handsome... but I could never get away from Lionel for a moment.
Sibella: But, I was forgetting... you're Italian.
Louis Mazzini: Half.


Louis Mazzini: I couldn't help feeling that even Sibella's capacity for lying was going to be taxed to the utmost. Time had brought me revenge on Lionel, and as the Italian proverb says, revenge is a dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold.


Louis Mazzini: I had not forgotten or forgiven the boredom of the sermon of young Henry's funeral, and I decided to promote the Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne to next place on the list
[to be murdered]


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Facts about

Alec Guinness' first film for Ealing Studios.
Michael Balcon was known to have said to director Robert Hamer, "You are trying to sell that most unsaleable commodity to the British - irony. Good luck to you." It worked, of course; the film was a considerable success upon release.
Contrary to popular rumor, Dennis Price's character actually only killed six of the eight Alec Guinness characters. The second "victim," the bank manager, dies of a stroke or heart attack; Price had grown fond of him, and even says at one point he was glad he didn't have to kill him. Another Guinness character, Admiral Horatio D'Ascoyne, goes down with his ship when the vessel collides with another, and is only seen saluting as the water rises over his head. This collision is possibly a reference to the real-life disaster which involved the battleships HMS Victoria and HMS Camperdown in 1893.
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