Montag, 5. Dezember 2011

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Hamer, 1949) - TSPDT #175

A betrayed remote family member of the Duke of Asgoyne murders his way to the top of the inheritance succession.

An extremely amusing story - the comedy comes a lot from the comedic variations on the same kind of difficult action (ie killing the next relative in line) - watching the actors was a delight and some of the impersonations of Alec Guiness were jaw-dropping, especially the old priest, slightly senile and the "fool of the family".

The open ending helped me to keep the tension and fresh in memory. There seems to have been a different ending in the US, which I haven't seen, but was supposed to give "moral" closure, as crime was not allow to pay back then.

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