"Kind Hearts and Coronets" to be screened October 23, 2015

1949 film features Alec Guinness in multiple roles

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Still from film "Kind Hearts and Coronets" starring Alec Guinness

ALBANY, NY (10/09/2015)(readMedia)-- KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (United Kingdom, 1949, 106 minutes, b/w, directed by Robert Hamer) will be shown on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

An impoverished cousin of the Duke of D'Ascoyne is determined to acquire his title by murdering the eight heirs who precede him in the line of succession. Alec Guinness plays all eight heirs in this beloved Ealing Studios comedy, ranked as one of Time magazine's "100 Best Movies of All Time" (2005).

For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.