Fiendishly funny Kind Hearts and Coronets (1 hour, 46 minutes; b/w) stands as one of Ealing Studios’ greatest triumphs, and one of the most wickedly black comedies ever made. Dennis Price is sublime as an embittered young commoner determined to avenge his mother’s unjust disinheritance by ascending to her family’s dukedom. Unfortunately, eight relatives, all played by Alec Guinness, must be eliminated before he can do so.
Free. In 2023, the Clark celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Manton Research Center building. We’re filling the calendar with a year-long series of events celebrating the building’s architecture and all the activities that happen inside, as well as the remarkable support of the Manton Foundation. Image: Kind Hearts and Coronets, Robert Hamer, 1949