106 minutes, 1949
English, Black and White
“Often cited as the definitive black, eccentric British comedy, yet it’s several cuts better than practically anything else in the genre.”
— Dave Kehr
Ninth in line for the D’Ascoyne fortune, poor relation Louis (Dennis Price) sets out to bump off the other eight heirs ahead of him, including a general, a parson, and a dowager all played by Alec Guinness. As always, true love complicates life for Louis. The classic English black comedy is presented in a new meticulously restored print.