Kind Hearts and Coronets1949
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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as Louis Mazzini
as Edith D'Ascoyne
as Crown Counsel
as Lord High Steward
as Mr. Perkins
as The Farmer
as The Girl in the Punt
as The Reporter
as The Farmer
as The Schoolmistress
as Prison Governor
Critic Reviews for Kind Hearts and Coronets
Drownings, explosions, and poisonings, their ethical status barely mentioned, let alone chastised, roll by like carriages in the park. The comedy is as black as widow's weeds. Artfulness is all.
A high comedy that is enlivened with cynicism, loaded with dramatic irony and shot through with a suspicion of social satire.
Amazingly courageous for its day (1949) in combining bad taste with good comedy.
Technically brilliant and savagely funny, serial killing has never looked so much fun.
Audience Reviews for Kind Hearts and Coronets
Alec Guinness is fantastic playing eight different characters but it is Dennis Price who shines in this witty, delightful British dark comedy that proves so compelling showing the minutiae of the main character's plan to eliminate eight people in order to obtain a title.
Fantastic performances and a tightly wound script as well as some pitch black humour. Full review later.
An expertly crafted British black comedy, Kind Hearts and Coronets features a remarkably witty script and eight iconic performances from Sir Alec Guinness as every member of the antagonist d'Ascoyne family, not to mention the marvelously cheeky work Dennis Price put forth as the lead anti-hero. A true treat of cinematic cynicism in a fresh, post-WWII European society.
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