KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS BY ROBERT HAMER (1949)
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a jewel of British black comedy, famous for Alec Guinness's astonishing performance as no fewer than eight different characters.
As a very distant relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne-Chalfont, Louis Mazzini uses a wide variety of inventive methods to successively do away with all those who stand ahead of him in the line of succession, ultimately murdering the Duke himself in what he makes appear to be a hunting accident. In a twist of fate, on the evening when he is proclaimed Duke, a police officer arrives to arrest him for a murder he did not commit.
The comedy, directed by Robert Hamer and released in 1949, has been restored in HD and has just been released again in France together with six other films on the occasion of Alec Guinness's 100th birthday. KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is also available with three other classics* featuring the actor in a DVD box set and, for the first time, in blu-ray.
* THE LADYKILLERS, THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUITE, THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
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