An estranged relative of the D'Ascoyne aristocratic family plots to reclaim his wealth...
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)Skirball Cultural Center (2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) Map it Free
A destitute and estranged relative of the D’Ascoyne aristocratic family plans to reclaim his lost wealth by offing each heir ahead of him. Kind Hearts and Coronets is a biting and humorous critique of the Edwardian class system, and was lauded by film critic Philip French as one of the “most perfect” films ever made in Britain. Starring Alec Guinness as all eight members of the D’Ascoyne family. Directed by Robert Hamer. (1949, 106 min. No MPAA rating.)
Part of the Classic Films series at the Skirball. A Tribute to Ealing Studios: More than fifty years ago, Britain’s Ealing Studios produced a series of post-war comedies containing humor and themes that have remained fresh and entertaining to this day. This fall, come rediscover some of the studio’s earliest comedic productions.