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KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS <span>(1949)</span> artwork

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 24/06/2019, 07/06/2019, 19/08/2011

Ratings Info brief racist language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Robert Hamer

Cast includes Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, Miles Malleson, Hugh Griffith

Summary KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a British comedy, from 1949, in which the poor relative of a duke plots to inherit the family title by murdering the other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 09/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a British comedy, from 1949, in which the poor relative of a duke plots to inherit the family title by murdering the other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Discrimination

In a conversation between the murderer and a woman, the number of people who have been killed are discussed with reference to the old counting rhyme 'Eeny Meeny Miny Mo', which includes the term 'nigger'. There is no racist intent in the use of the word, which reflects cultural attitudes of the time.

There is very mild violence and threat in the playing out of the series of murders which are undetailed and embedded in the light comic context of the film. There are references to suicide in courtroom proceedings. There are also several scenes in which characters smoke cigarettes.

Details

Title
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
Year
1949
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal,Warner Home Video Ltd,TPC / The Portman Consultancy,Optimum Releasing,Independent Cinema Office,General Film Dist Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/06/2019
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF038303

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