FILM EVENING – SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 8PM
“Kind Hearts & Coronets” (1949)
The film this month is “Kind Hearts and Coronets”(1949). It will be shown on Saturday 14th September at 8.00 pm-duration 1h45m.
The film cast includes Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, and Alec Guinness (who plays 8 or is it 9 characters?). The plot is simple-a woman from an aristocratic family marries beneath her social class and is disinherited. Her son decides to murder the 8 people (all played by Alec Guinness) in front of him in the inheritance line so that he can obtain a dukedom.
A somewhat similar plot is used in “The List of Adrian Messenger” (1963), but while Kind Hearts and Coronets is a dark comedy Adrian Messenger is just dark.