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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Released 1950
Distributor Eagle-Lion Films

Perhaps the greatest of the Ealing comedies, this blackly humorous multiple murder farce is best known for Alec Guinness’s eight roles as all the D’ascoyne family victims, but it’s really murderous lead Dennis Price who walks away with the acting honors.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.