"Kind Hearts and Coronets" quotes

Kind Hearts and Coronets poster
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer
Writer: Roy Horniman (novel), Robert Hamer (screenplay), John Dighton (screenplay)
Production: Ealing Studios
Genre: comedy, crime
Year: 1949
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Jun 1950
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.

35 Clips

If I may venture to say so - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:47
If I may venture to say so
I want to talk to you for a minute - Kind Hearts and Coronets 03:14
I want to talk to you for a minute
I was sorry about the girl - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:37
I was sorry about the girl
I shot an arrow in the air - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:20
I shot an arrow in the air
I never longed for Sibella as much as when I was with Edith - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:32
I never longed for Sibella as much as when I was with Edith
I made an oath that I would revenge the wrongs her family had done her - Kind Hearts and Coronets 01:19
I made an oath that I would revenge the wrongs her family...
I have decided to appoint you my private secretary - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:34
I have decided to appoint you my private secretary
I don't want to marry Lionel - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:41
I don't want to marry Lionel
You're pledged to Lionel - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:26
You're pledged to Lionel
Your grace - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:42
Your grace
I considered it both seemly and touching that my dear wife should visit me as she did this morning - Kind Hearts and Coronets 01:34
I considered it both seemly and touching that my dear wife...
Hoskins is now going to thrash you - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:29
Hoskins is now going to thrash you
In England - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:17
In England
Good evening - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:12
Good evening
Even my lamented master - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:52
Even my lamented master
Any of the concomitant crudities of his period - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:31
Any of the concomitant crudities of his period
And sent the fool of the family into the church - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:34
And sent the fool of the family into the church
All of your cousins seem to get killed - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:28
All of your cousins seem to get killed
A tragic loss serves to put lesser matters in their proper perspective - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:21
A tragic loss serves to put lesser matters in their proper...
A difficult client can make things most distressing - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:29
A difficult client can make things most distressing
From here - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:20
From here
What would you say if she asked you about me - Kind Hearts and Coronets 01:28
What would you say if she asked you about me
What am I doing - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:23
What am I doing
Were t'other dear charmer away - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:20
Were t'other dear charmer away
Was Lord Tennyson far from the mark when he wrote - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:31
Was Lord Tennyson far from the mark when he wrote
Time had brought me revenge on Lionel - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:53
Time had brought me revenge on Lionel
The very honesty of your behavior would appear to me to prove them wrong - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:58
The very honesty of your behavior would appear to me to...
The port is with you - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:11
The port is with you
The next morning I went out shooting with Ethelred   or rather - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:40
The next morning I went out shooting with Ethelred or...
The last execution of a Duke in this country was very badly bungled - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:28
The last execution of a Duke in this country was very badly...
The Italian men are so handsome - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:30
The Italian men are so handsome
She had no rights in the matter - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:56
She had no rights in the matter
Revenge is the dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:25
Revenge is the dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold
Mr Mazzini - Kind Hearts and Coronets 02:08
Mr Mazzini
Mama was the daughter - Kind Hearts and Coronets 00:52
Mama was the daughter

Cast

Louis - Dennis Price
Sibella - Joan Greenwood
The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke - Alec Guinness
The Hangman - Miles Malleson
The Prison Governor - Clive Morton
Lionel - John Penrose
Crown Counsel - Cecil Ramage
Lord High Steward - Hugh Griffith
Mr. Perkins - John Salew
Burgoyne - Eric Messiter
The Farmer - Lyn Evans
The Schoolmistress - Barbara Leake
The Girl in the Punt - Anne Valery
The Reporter - Arthur Lowe
Warder - Stanley Beard
First Lord Delivering Verdict - Peter Gawthorne
Lady Redpole - Molly Hamley-Clifford
Gamekeeper Hoskins - Leslie Handford
Sergeant-at-Arms - Nicholas Hill
Peer of the Realm - Fletcher Lightfoot
Young Graham - Cavan Malone
Warder in Jail - Laurence Naismith
Clerk of Parliament - Gordon Phillott
Lawyer - Harry Phipps
Young Louis - Jeremy Spenser
Valuer - Ivan Staff
Defence Counsel - Richard Wattis
Young Sibella - Carol White
Captain - Harold Young