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KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS <span>(1949)</span> artwork

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 102

Release dates 19/08/2011

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent mild discriminatory language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Robert Hamer

Cast includes Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, Miles Malleson, Hugh Griffith

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 09/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS is a 1949 Ealing comedy in which a distant relation to an English Duke goes on a murder spree in order to eliminate those who are before him in the line of succession.

Discrimination

In a brief exchange, a woman recites the line of a country rhyme, "Eeny Meeny Miny Mo", to which a man replies "Catch a nigger by his toe". The term 'nigger' is then used a couple of times in order to describe the murdered victims of the Duke's family. The racist language is used in the context of a well known but outdated country rhyme that was socially acceptable at the time the film was made. There is no specific intention to cause offence and the language is not directed at another person or used in a threatening, aggressive, or derogatory fashion.

There is mild threat when a man wields a sharp ornament at another man. There are also comic references to murder and killing, including in lines of dialogue such as "I shall blow your head off at once" and "I will kill you".

Details

Title
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
Year
1949
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,TPC / The Portman Consultancy,Optimum Releasing,Independent Cinema Office,General Film Dist Ltd
Classified date(s)
19/07/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF038303

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