Alec Guinness Collection

Alec Guinness Collection

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Director: Alec Guinness, Alexander MacKendrick, Anthony Kimmins, Charles Crichton

Cast: Alec Guinness, Alexander MacKendrick, Anthony Kimmins, Charles Crichton

     
 
Alec Guinness gets to die eight times, playing a line of successors to a dukedom, in the Ealing black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) is ninth in line to inherit the dukedom from the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family. Louis vows to kill all eight people who stand between him and the duke's title. Aside from two cases of natural causes,

Overview

Alec Guinness gets to die eight times, playing a line of successors to a dukedom, in the Ealing black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) is ninth in line to inherit the dukedom from the aristocratic D'Ascoyne family. Louis vows to kill all eight people who stand between him and the duke's title. Aside from two cases of natural causes, Louis works through the list, eliminating rivals (all played by Guinness). Along the way he romances Sibella (Joan Greenwood), a childhood friend who ends up marrying a dullard, and Edith (Valerie Hobson), the beautiful widow of one of his victims with whom he plans to share his title. But just when Louis is ready to assume the D'Ascoyne mantle, a bizarre irony strikes.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2009
UPC:
0012236102045
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
7:31:00
Sales rank:
21,459

Special Features

Closed Caption; Alec Guiness bio; Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Actor,Capt. Henry St. James,Henry Holland,Professor Marcus,Sidney Stratton,Admiral d'Ascoyne,Ascoyne d'Ascoyne,Canon d'Ascoyne,Duke of Chalfont,Gen. d'Ascoyne,Henry d'Ascoyne,Lady Agatha d'Ascoyne,Lord d'Ascoyne
Dennis Price Louis Mazzini
Cecil Parker Maj. Courteney,Alan Birnley
Joan Greenwood Daphne Birnley
Stanley Holloway Alfred Pendelbury
Yvonne De Carlo Nita St. James
Celia Johnson Maud St. James
Herbert Lom Louis Harvey
Sidney James Lackery Wood
Alfie Bass Shorty Fisher
Charles Goldner Chief Officer Ricco
Michael Gough Michael Corland
Peter Sellers Harry Robinson
Ernst Thesiger Sir John Kierlaw
Katie Johnson Mrs. Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce
Marjorie Fielding Mrs. Chalk
Miles Malleson Lawrence St. James
Danny Green One-Round
Valerie Hobson Edith D'Ascoyne

Technical Credits
Alexander MacKendrick Director
Anthony Kimmins Director
Charles Crichton Director
Robert Hamer Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kind Hearts and Coronets
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:54]
2. The Silken Rope [4:39]
3. Family History and Humiliations [4:23]
4. The Seeds of Crime [4:10]
5. Sibella [4:52]
6. Monsters of Arrogance [1:05]
7. Young Asocyne D'Ascoyne [5:24]
8. Excellent Prospects [3:25]
9. Henry D'Ascoyne [6:30]
10. A Dish Served Cold [2:04]
11. Tea and Tragedy [2:17]
12. The Funeral [4:24]
13. Rising Fortunes [4:58]
14. Rev. Lord Henry D'Ascoyne [6:13]
15. Lady Agatha, The Admiral and the General [3:46]
16. The Heir Presumptive [4:11]
17. A Chat by the Fire [3:27]
18. The Offer Accepted [3:12]
19. A Matter of Some Delicacy [4:16]
20. Sibella's Bluff [3:27]
21. Ethelred D'Ascoyne [3:11]
22. Hunting Accident [4:21]
23. The Tenth Duke of Chalfont [3:20]
24. The Trial [4:57]
25. Louis in the Dock [2:33]
26. Two Miracles [6:18]
27. "How Happy Could I Be With Either?" [1:58]
28. End Credits [:42]
Disc #2 -- The Lavender Hill Mob
1. Program Start / Main Titles [2:00]
2. Big Spender [2:28]
3. Guardian of the Gold [3:28]
4. Lavender Hill Hotel [3:19]
5. Pendlebury's Profession [5:22]
6. Now or Never [2:47]
7. Unique Recruitment [4:57]
8. A Gilt-Edged Proposition [3:57]
9. A Beautiful Day for a Heist [4:51]
10. "They Got Mr. Pendlebury!" [4:31]
11. Case Dismissed [4:41]
12. Hero's Welcome [3:32]
13. Police Manhunt [4:36]
14. The Lanvender Hill Mob [2:00]
15. "The World Is Ours" [5:01]
16. Holland and Pendlebury Miss the Boat [3:25]
17. Under Suspicion [3:05]
18. Stubborn Little Girl [3:15]
19. Metropolitan Training School [5:28]
20. Stolen Car [4:12]
21. Old MdDonald Had a Farm [2:59]
22. End Credits [1:04]
Disc #3 -- The Man With the White Suit
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:48]
2. Potential Investor [4:39]
3. Over Budget [3:25]
4. Sidney's New Job [4:02]
5. Technical Expert [3:50]
6. Headstrong Daughter [5:34]
7. Amazing Experiment [4:14]
8. Visiting the Boss [4:39]
9. Indestructible [3:00]
10. Lab Accidents [4:07]
11. Success [3:15]
12. The Man in the White Suit [3:07]
13. Captains of Industry [3:47]
14. Vested Interests [2:53]
15. A New Contract [5:30]
16. Reluctant Houseguest [5:57]
17. Heart to Heart [3:06]
18. Strained Labor Relations [5:32]
19. Daphne's Defiance [5:02]
20. Man on the Run [2:57]
21. A Dream in Tatters [3:43]
22. End Credits [:52]
Disc #4 -- The Captain's Paradise
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:24]
2. Facing the Firing Squad [4:46]
3. Captain Henry St. James [3:53]
4. Pulling Into Port [4:43]
5. Tango [5:41]
6. Strict Disciplinarian [4:13]
7. Anniversary Present [5:13]
8. Twinkle-Toes [4:48]
9. A Little Carelessness [4:21]
10. Miscommunication [7:43]
11. Captain's Paradise [3:02]
12. Surpirse Visit [3:43]
13. Something in Common [5:02]
14. "Too Picturesque by Half" [5:01]
15. How the Other Half Lives [3:56]
16. Slip of the Tongue [2:54]
17. Wild at Heart [3:37]
18. "May This Go On Forever" [3:47]
19. Crime of Passion [4:41]
20. New House Keeper [5:10]
21. End Credits [:34]
Disc #5 -- The Ladykillers
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:47]
2. Mrs. Wilberforce [3:23]
3. The Mysterious Professor Marcus [5:06]
4. The Gang's All Here [4:02]
5. A Spot of Tea [3:48]
6. Bloody Nuisance [7:12]
7. The Heist [4:00]
8. All Aboard [2:58]
9. Pulling the Strings [2:46]
10. Horse and Buggy [3:01]
11. The Waiting Game [3:42]
12. Fond Farewells [3:29]
13. Suspicion [6:05]
14. Command Performance [5:11]
15. A Visit From the Police [3:51]
16. The Ladykillers [3:53]
17. A Spark of Decency [4:21]
18. Rooftop Accident [2:44]
19. Alliances [3:18]
20. Double-Cross [3:33]
21. Another Black Mark [2:44]
22. "Who Looks Stupid Now?" [2:45]
23. And Then There Were None [3:39]
24. Mrs. Wilberforce's Windfall [3:04]

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Alec Guinness Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Joe_from_Danbury More than 1 year ago
These Alec Guinness films all stand the test of time with their intelligence and subtlety. The advent of Computer enhancement and special effects has prevented the production of new films that meet these standards. It's wonderful to be able to revisit the golden age of British film making.
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