Kind Hearts and Coronets is regarded as one of the best Golden-Age Ealing comedies and is included on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best British Films of the 20th Century. Alec Guinness features in eight different roles as the unsuspecting members of the aristocratic D’Ascoyne family–murdered one by one by the scheming, outcast cousin Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price).
This film is rated U. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.
U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the BBFCinsight.