4 July Film Show:  On Sale Now
PHCL Film Show presents
Murder with manners
 

Kind Hearts & Coronets
Starring Alec Guinness & Dennis Price
Directed by Robert Hamer
UK   1949   106 minutes


Robert Hamer's masterpiece remains the most gracefully mordant of Ealing Comedies. Dennis Price plays Louis D'Ascoyne, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose Mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to murder the several relatives ahead of him in line for the Dukedom (all of whom are played by Alec Guinness) in order to avenge her death. The great joy of Kind Hearts and Coronets is the way in which its appallingly black subject matter (considered beyond the pale by many critics at the time) is conveyed in such elegantly ironic turns of phrase by Dennis Price's narrator/anti-hero. Serial murder has never been conducted with such exquisite manners and discreet charm.
Introduced by Martin Sheppard
Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm
£8.00 including glass of wine.
Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.

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