A distant poor relative of the Duke of D’Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
Performed with chameleonic brio by Alec Guinness, Kind Hearts and Coronets is a triumphant farce.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
- Featured in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies list.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
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