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StudioCanal Vintage Classics

StudioCanal Vintage Classics

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Classic Ealing comedy in which an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault.

An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom?

Directed by Robert Hamer

Digitally restored edition

Classic Ealing comedy in which an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault.

An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom?

Directed by Robert Hamer

Digitally restored edition

Extras

  • Audio Commentary with Peter Bradshaw, Terence Davies & Matthew Guinness           
  • John Landis Introduction 
  • Dennis Price: Those British Faces  
  • BBC Radio 3 The Essay - British Cinema of the 1940s: Kind Hearts and Coronets Audio Featurette
  • Alternative American Ending        
  • Restoration Comparison  
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery    
  • Excerpt from BECTU History Project interview with Douglas Slocombe
  • Trailer

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5055201811028
Catalogue Number OPTBD1792
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1949
Director Robert Hamer
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) StudioCanal
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 101 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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