History Film / KindHeartsAndCoronets

23rd Oct '16 2:23:21 PM Psi001
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* KarmaHoudini: Deconstructed. Sibella frames Louis for the death of her husband, and uses evidence against it to blackmail him into marrying her and murdering Edith. Whether Louis would carry this out or [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder her instead]] as he contemplated is never revealed, especially after leaving evidence of the several murders he ''did'' commit within his prison cell.
7th Jun '16 3:31:25 PM eroock
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Based on the 1907 novel ''Israel Rank'' by Roy Horniman where the eponymous character is half-Jewish rather than half- Italian. The film changed Israel's name and heritage because the film had a Rank (J. Arthur) as its producer and a film about a half-Jewish serial-killer wouldn't have gone down very well so shortly after the fall of the Nazi Regime in Germany, though the book itself is not anti-Semitic.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Based on on]] the 1907 novel ''Israel Rank'' by Roy Horniman where the eponymous character is half-Jewish rather than half- Italian. The film changed Israel's name and heritage because the film had a Rank (J. Arthur) as its producer and a film about a half-Jewish serial-killer wouldn't have gone down very well so shortly after the fall of the Nazi Regime in Germany, though the book itself is not anti-Semitic.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: See the film's description above.
26th Mar '16 4:45:37 PM GothicProphet
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* AmbiguousEnding: So were Louis's "memoirs" discovered or not? In the [=US=] version they were, but the original leaves it ambiguous (though it ''implies'' they would be).
30th Dec '15 7:06:21 AM WillBGood
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: The script for Kind Hearts and Coronets was written by British screenwriters John Dighton and Robert Hamer, who very loosely based it on the novel Israel Rank (1907) by Roy Harniman.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: The script for Kind Hearts and Coronets was written by British screenwriters John Dighton and Robert Hamer, who very loosely based it on See the novel Israel Rank (1907) by Roy Harniman. film's description above.
30th Dec '15 7:05:32 AM WillBGood
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Henry d'Ascoyne's death. [[spoiler: Louis puts gasoline in a lamp in Henry's darkroom, which goes up in a muffled explosion while Louis and Edith are conversing.]]
16th Sep '15 6:12:31 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Exploited to good effect. Louis is a ruthless murderer, but he's a witty and effortlessly charming one too. Almost all of the character tropes are out if full force here.
16th Sep '15 6:11:57 PM HarfynnTeuport
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Exploited to good effect. Louis is a ruthless murderer, but he's a witty and effortlessly charming one too. Almost all of the character tropes are out if full force here.
10th Jun '15 4:30:42 AM eroock
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* FramingDevice: Louis, while waiting to be executed for murder, writes a full explanation of how and why he committed the murders by way of explaining how he ended up being arrested for a murder he ''didn't'' commit.

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* FramingDevice: Louis, while waiting to be executed for murder, [[WritingAboutYourCrime writes a full explanation explanation]] of how and why he committed the murders by way of explaining how he ended up being arrested for a murder he ''didn't'' commit.
21st Apr '15 4:13:45 AM bernardthebeanpole
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** In a smaller exmaple, Dennis Price plays both Louis and his opera singer father.

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** In a smaller exmaple, example, Dennis Price plays both Louis and his opera singer father.
20th Feb '15 12:57:41 AM HarfynnTeuport
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* ToughActToFollow: In-universe, Louis' hangman fears the execution will be this and plans to retire immediately afterwards. "After hanging with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging#Silken_rope silken rope]], I'll never be content with hemp".
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