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    Unique ID Code: 0000144127
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 20/8/2011 15:33
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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 1Hr 46 Mins
    Retail Price: £14.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Kind Hearts & Coronets is regarded as one of the most perfect of the Golden-Age Ealing comedies and is included on the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Best British Films of the 20th Century.

    Alec Guinness hilariously features in eight different roles as the unsuspecting members of the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family - murdered one by one by the scheming, outcast cousin Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price). Mazzini's mother was a D'Ascoyne by birth, but when she ran away with an opera singer she was ostracized by her family as a result. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows to get his revenge. As he ascends the social ranks, he is torn between his love for now-married childhood sweetheart, and equally devilish Sibella (Joan Greenwood), and the saintly wife of one of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson).

    Special Features:
    Digitally Remastered
    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

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0

    Directed By:
    Robert Hamer

    Written By:

    Dennis Price
    Valerie Hobson
    Joan Greenwood
    Alec Guinness
    Audrey Fildes
    Miles Malleson
    Clive Morton
    John Penrose
    Cecil Ramage
    Hugh Griffith
    John Salew

    Soundtrack By:
    Ernest Irving

    Music From:
    Ernest Irving

    Director of Photography:
    Douglas Slocombe

    Peter Tanner

    Costume Designer:
    Anthony Mendleson

    Visual Effects:
    Geoffrey Dickinson
    Sydney Pearson

    Michael Balcon
    Michael Relph

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