Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

104 mins | Drama, Comedy | June 21, 1949

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.

Kind Hearts and Coronets

104 mins | Drama, Comedy | June 21, 1949

Kind Hearts and Coronets
When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.
IMDb rating 8.0
Producers Ealing Studios
Original title Kind Hearts and Coronets
Directors Robert Hamer, Norman Priggen, Phyllis Crocker
Writers John Dighton, Robert Hamer, Roy Horniman, Nancy Mitford

Cast

Dennis Price

as Louis

Valerie Hobson

as Edith

Joan Greenwood

as Sibella

Alec Guinness

as The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha

Audrey Fildes

as Mama

Miles Malleson

as The Hangman

Clive Morton

as The Prison Governor

John Penrose

as Lionel

Cecil Ramage

as Crown Counsel

Hugh Griffith

as Lord High Steward

John Salew

as Mr. Perkins

Eric Messiter

as Burgoyne

Lyn Evans

as The Farmer

Barbara Leake

as The Schoolmistress

Anne Valery

as The Girl in the punt

Arthur Lowe

as The Reporter

Peter Gawthorne

as First Lord Delivering Verdict (uncredited)

Molly Hamley-Clifford

as Lady Redpole (uncredited)

Leslie Handford

as Gamekeeper Hoskins (uncredited)

Cavan Malone

as Young Graham (uncredited)

Jeremy Spenser

as Young Louis (uncredited)

Carol White

as Young Sibella (uncredited)

Laurence Naismith

as Warder in Jail (uncredited)

Gordon Phillott

as Clerk of Parliament (uncredited)

Richard Wattis

as Defence Counsel (uncredited)

Harold Young

as Captain (uncredited)