Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 26, 2016
7:30pm

DOUGLAS SLOCOMBE: FROM EALING TO INDIANA
Double Feature!
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS / THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
1949, Rialto Pictures, 106 min, UK, Dir: Robert Hamer

“It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms,” reflects Louis Mazzini (a marvelously droll Dennis Price), who gets closer to his mother’s estranged family for the sole purpose of bumping them off and inheriting a dukedom. The eight members of the D'Ascoyne clan who stand between Mazzini and his title are all played by Alec Guinness, whose remarkable turns as British aristocrats of various ages and genders earned a National Board of Review Best Actor award. Among the first and best of the legendary Ealing Studios comedies.


THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
1951, Rialto Pictures, 81 min, UK, Dir: Charles Crichton

The distinctive blend of comedy and crime that made Ealing one of Britain’s most revered studios is on full display in this tale of a bank clerk (Alec Guinness) and a foundry owner (Stanley Holloway) who concoct a nearly perfect plot to steal a fortune in gold bullion. The film struck some gold at the Academy Awards, with a Best Actor nomination for Guinness (his first) and a Best Original Screenplay award for writer T.E.B. Clarke. Keep your eyes peeled for young Audrey Hepburn and Robert Shaw in minor roles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 26, 2016 • 7:30pm

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