Robert Hamer

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Director Robert Hamer’s fiendishly funny Kind Hearts and Coronets stands as one of Ealing Studios’ greatest triumphs, and one of the most wickedly black comedies ever made. Dennis Price is sublime as an embittered young commoner determined to avenge his mother’s unjust disinheritance by ascending to her family’s dukedom. Unfortunately, eight relatives, all played by the incomparable Alec Guinness, must be eliminated before he can do so.

Film Info

  • Robert Hamer
  • United Kingdom
  • 1949
  • 106 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #325

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • A feature-length BBC documentary on the history of Ealing Studios
  • Rare, 70-minute talk show appearance by Alec Guinness, from 1977
  • Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • American ending
  • A new essay by film critic Philip Kemp
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

$650.00

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • A feature-length BBC documentary on the history of Ealing Studios
  • Rare, 70-minute talk show appearance by Alec Guinness, from 1977
  • Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • American ending
  • A new essay by film critic Philip Kemp
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

New cover by F. Ron Miller

Kind Hearts and Coronets
Cast
Dennis Price
Louis
Valerie Hobson
Edith
Joan Greenwood
Sibella
Alec Guinness
The duke
Audrey Fildes
Mama
Credits
Director
Robert Hamer
Based on a novel by
Roy Horniman
Screenplay
Robert Hamer
Screenplay
John Dighton
Producer
Michael Balcon
Cinematography
Douglas Slocombe
Editing
Peter Tanner
Associate producer
Michael Relph

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