Director Robert Hamer's fiendishly funny Kind Hearts and Coronets stands as one of Ealing Studios' greatest triumphs, and one of the most wickedly black comedies ever made. Dennis Price is sublime as an embittered young commoner determined to avenge his mother's unjust disinheritance by ascending to her family's dukedom. Unfortunately, eight relatives-all played by the incomparable Alec Guinness-must be eliminated before he can do so.
A feature-length BBC documentary on the history of Ealing Studios
Rare, 70-minute talk show appearance by Alec Guinness, from 1977
Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs