SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 11:30 AM,
MONDAY, MARCH 2 7 PM,
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 9 PM.
Droll, dry, and inky black, this 1949 comedy returns in a new 4K restoration. Alec Guinness is stunt-cast as eight different members of the aristocratic D’Ascoyne family, yet Dennis Price owns every scene as the genteel distant relation who decides to murder his way up the family tree until he assumes the family’s dukedom. While a period piece, KHC features up-to-date takes on ambition, the 1 percent, and the ploys behind so many love matches, as well as a great many nutty hats. 1949 Dir. Robert Hamer. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 106 min.