#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In prison awaiting execution the next morning Louis, the 10th Duke of Chalfont, sets down on paper the events that led him to his current situation. His mother has been banished from her family, the D’Ascoynes, after she married Louis’ father who was considered far beneath her. After her death, the D’Ascoynes refused permission for her to be buried in the family crypt. Louis then plots his revenge – and kills all those ahead of him in the succession until he becomes the Duke. Along the way, he becomes involved with the married Sibelia who, when spurned, makes sure he ends up in prison. The day before his execution Sibelia recants her testimony saving him not only from the gallows but also sets him free. Once outside the prison however, he realizes he’s forgotten one little thing……..
Plot: When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother’s death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.
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Robert Hamer, the director of “Kind Hearts and Coronets”, one of the better comedies to come out of the Ealing studios in the late forties, created a memorable film that still keeps enchanting, no matter how many times one has seen it. This is a film that like a vintage wine gets better with age.
Of course, the right elements were put together in this venture under Mr. Hamer’s direction, which is probably the best tribute one could say about the film.
Louis Mazzini, the young man who should have inherited a noble title that is lost as her mother elopes with an Italian tenor and she is disinherited. Louis is determined to regain what’s due to him, by whatever means possible. Things go well for him, but he commits a mistake in entering an illicit romance with the calculating Sibella, while at the same time falling in love with the radiant Edith D’Ascoyne, the young widow.
Dennis Price gives a smart account of Louis Mazzini. He is a delight to watch as he keeps scratching off dead relatives from behind the picture frame. Alec Guinness portrays eight D’Ascoynes with an unusual panache. Best of all is Lady Agatha who encounters ‘turbulence’ while flying in a balloon. Valerie Hobson makes an impression with her Edith and Joan Greenwood is at her best as Sibella.
This is a film to treasure.
Pure genius, pure quality.
This is an absolute dream of a movie, a great story, plenty of laughs, and some truly astounding performances, Dennis Price is superb as the lead, Sir Alec Guinness magical as the multiple roles.
It’s entertaining and funny from start to finish, taking you on an unexpectedly journey, with twists and turns, the best one of all, delivered right at the end.
Joan Greenwood was captivating, her voice and looks filled the screen.
Hard to believe this dates back to 1949, a truly sublime film. 10/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime
Director Robert Hamer
Writer Roy Horniman (based on a novel by), Robert Hamer (screenplay by), John Dighton (screenplay by)
Actors Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Ealing Studios
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,904.45 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm