Kind Hearts & Coronets 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 26 August

DIRECTOR Robert Hamer
CAST Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Enjoy a chance to see Ealing’s dark comedy on the big screen, with Alec Guinness impeccably playing eight members of the d’Ascoyne family.

Join us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ealing’s blackest comedy. Determined to attain the dukedom denied him by his ignoble birth, a draper’s assistant devotes himself to eliminating the estranged relatives standing in his way. The glitteringly cynical script is beautifully served by superb performances all round (with Guinness playing all the d’Ascoynes), and the corseted Edwardian milieu is impeccably designed.
(1949 UK 106 mins Black & white)

The Ealing genre reached utter perfection with this superb black comedy of manners, made in 1949, and now on rerelease for its 70th birthday. It’s history’s greatest serial-killer movie … Alec Guinness gives a miraculously subtle and differentiated multi-performance as all eight members of the noble clan … This was Hamer’s masterpiece.  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

BBFC advice: Contains brief racist language
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