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Kind Hearts and Coronets (20-Jan-1949)

Director: Robert Hamer

Writers: Robert Hamer; John Dighton

From novel by: Roy Horniman

Producer: Michael Balcon

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Inheritance

A lesser member of an aristocratic family dies, and her final wish, that of burial in the family's cemetery, is denied. Her son, Louis Mazzini, sets about killing all of the eight d'Ascoyne heirs that stand in the way of his succession to the dukedom. Outstanding Ealing dark comedy, with Alec Guinness playing the eight relatives.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Greenwood
4-Mar-1921 27-Feb-1987 The Importance of Being Earnest
Hugh Griffith
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Alec Guinness
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
Valerie Hobson
14-Apr-1917 13-Nov-1998 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Arthur Lowe
22-Sep-1915 15-Apr-1982 Dad's Army
Clive Morton
16-Mar-1904 24-Sep-1975 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Dennis Price
23-Jun-1915 6-Oct-1973 The World of Wooster


Dennis Price   ...   Louis
Valerie Hobson   ...   Edith
Joan Greenwood   ...   Sibella
Alec Guinness  
..... The Duke
..... The Banker
..... The Parson
..... The General
..... The Admiral
..... Young Ascoyne
..... Young Henry
..... Lady Agatha
Audrey Fildes   ...   Mama
Miles Malleson   ...   The Hangman
Clive Morton   ...   The Prison Governor
Cecil Ramage   ...   Crown Counsel
John Penrose   ...   Lionel
Hugh Griffith   ...   Lord High Steward
John Salew   ...   Mr. Perkins
Eric Messiter   ...   Burgoyne
Lyn Evans   ...   The Farmer
Barbara Leake   ...   The Schoolmistress
Peggy Ann Clifford   ...   Maud
Anne Valery   ...   The Girl in the Punt
Arthur Lowe   ...   The Reporter


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