Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Directed by Robert Hamer, not rated, 106 minutes
Kind Hearts and Coronets is a classic, devilishly dark and utterly hilarious dark comedy about the poor, distant relative of a Duke, who plans on becoming the Duke by killing all the heirs who are higher up in the line of succession. Despite being over fifty years old, Kind Hearts and Coronets is still hilarious, thanks to a great premise and the sly and subtle humor. Alec Guinness masterfully plays all eight heirs, but it's Dennis Price who steals the show with his calm demeanor and sharp wit. This film is funny from beginning to end, and the end is one of the best endings ever. You'll Like it if: You like dark comedies, British humor, Alec Guiness or The Ladykillers.