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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Audrey Fildes, Miles Malleson, Clive Morton, John Penrose, Cecil Ramage, Hugh Griffith
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Mr. Elliot tells the Colonel, "Some of them tend to be very hysterical." (0:03)

Louis Mazzini’s mother dies with him at her side.
Louis stands by his mother’s grave. (0:14)

Louis tells Banker Lord Ascoyne D’Ascoyne, "I am not interested in your idiotic conversation." (0:22)

Louis: "I had... found that in practice, the mysteries of the camera demanded a little more than ordinary intelligence..." (0:30)

Louis, referring to photographer Henry D’Ascoyne: "The mental picture of his wife that I had formed from Henry’s words left me unprepared for the charm of the woman I was to meet." (0:32)

Henry’s wife Edith tells Louis, "... it worries me that Henry should spend so much time on his hobby..." (0:40)

Funeral for Henry (0:40)

Louis: "... interesting, and somewhat depressing, for it emphasized how far I had yet to travel." (0:41)

Louis: "I was conscious that a new obsession was about to join the one that I should wear the coronet of the Duke of Chalfont... Her dignity of bearing at the worst moments of her grief had impressed me with the feeling that here was a woman whose quality matched her beauty... I resolved to embark on her courtship as soon as a decent period of mourning should have elapsed." (0:43)

Sibella tells Louis, "I shall go mad." (0:48)

Louis: "It was for a moment a shock to be addressed by my ecclesiastical title..." (0:50)

The Reverend Lord Henry D’Ascoyne answers Louis, "Abstinence."
While the Reverend’s back is turned, Henry laces the wine with poison. (0:54)

Louis, referring to Admiral Lord Horatio D’Ascoyne, "... he was conveniently involved in a naval disaster which arose from a combination of natural obstinacy and confusion of mind, unfortunate in one of his rank." (0:58)

Ascoyne D’Ascoyne tells Louis, referring to the deaths, "I have never really recovered from the first of these calamities." (1:00)

Louis tells Sibella, "I’d say that you were vain, selfish, cruel, deceitful." (1:06)

Louis tells Sibella’s husband Lionel, "I’m afraid your memory is deceiving you."
Lionel: ”Only one way out for me: do away with myself.”
Louis: ”If you knew how absurd these histrionics sounded...”
Lionel: ”... I think you’re a cad, a selfish cad.”
Louis: ”I refuse to demean myself by fighting with a drunken oaf.” (1:12)

Louis: "I took a bath and decided to relax and... efface this disagreeable seen from my memory." (1:15)

Sibella: "Louis, I’m sorry to worry you..." (1:15)

Louis tells Lord Ethelred D’Ascoyne, 8th Duke of Chalfont, "I never cease to be conscious of that." (1:20)

Ethelred asks Louis, "Have you gone mad?"
”It’s clear that you are insane.” (1:24)

Funeral for Ethelred
Louis: ”There were few D’Ascoynes left to mourn him.” (1:26)

Louis: "I could only suppose that Lionel had actually carried out that drunken threat of suicide." (1:29)

The prosecutor asks Sibella, on the witness stand, "Had your husband at any time threatened suicide?"
”I put it to you that your husband committed suicide.”
”In the course of this discussion, he... threatened suicide?” (1:31)

Sibella tells Louis, "I was only thinking, that question you asked at the trial, about Lionel leaving a suicide note..." (1:37)

Louis: "She would find the suicide note if I, in return, would murder Edith." (1:39)

The Colonel tells Louis, "A note has been found, undoubtedly in Mr. Holland’s writing, expressing his intention to commit suicide." (1:42)

Reference in The Long Day Closes