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
Running Time: 106 minutes
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)
For the 2019 restoration, the 35mm nitrate original negative was scanned in 4K resolution at 16bit by the BFI Film Archive. The resulting files were sent to Silver Salt Restoration for restoration and color grading. Extensive manual correction was carried out on a frame-by-frame basis to fix large dirt debris, warping, tears, scuffs, and scratches. It was color corrected by Senior Colorist Steve Bearman.