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United Kingdom, 1949
Director: Robert Hamer
Producer: Michael Balcon, Michael Relph
Cast: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood
Screenwriter: Robert Hamer, John Dighton, Nancy Mitford
Based on the novel by Roy Horniman
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: English
Running Time: 106 minutes

Synopsis:
Ninth in line for the D'Ascoyne fortune, poor relation Louis (Dennis Price) sets out to bump off the other eight heirs ahead of him, including a general, a parson, and a dowager all played by Alec Guinness.

Awards and Recognition:
Best British Film nomination (BAFTA Awards, 1950)
Top Foreign Films, Best Actor - Alec Guinness (National Board of Review, 1950)
 

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