Silver Screen: Kind Hearts And Coronets


Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, Miles Malleson & Hugh Griffith

Director: Robert Hamer

Running Time: 102 minutes

Certificate: U - brief racist language

Country: UK

Format: 2D

Dedicated fortnightly screenings of contemporary and classic films for the over 60s.

Ticket price includes a complimentary tea / coffee and biscuits

A critically acclaimed masterpiece, Kind Hearts and Coronets is classic black comedy from the legendary Ealing Studios. 

Louis Mazzini’s mother belongs to the aristocratic family D’Ascoyne, but she ran away with an opera singer. Therefore, the D’Ascoynes rejected her and Louis. Once an adult, Louis (Price) decides to avenge his mother and himself, by becoming the next Duke of the family. Murdering every potential successor – all famously played by Alec Guinness - is clearly the safest way to achieve his goal. Louis employs a variety of imaginative murder techniques in order to achieve his aim, and gradually his goal seems to be moving towards his grasp. 

Note: The title comes from Tennyson, whose advice Louis should have taken: "Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood."


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