Kind Hearts and Coronets ★★★★

Since I imagine countless other reviews & blurbs have ably commented on this film's many delicious ironies & its balance of the absurd and the sinister & Alec Guinness (& even the undersung Dennis Price, especially when he gets to indulge in a little cosplay of his own), I just want to briefly highlight two moments (of many) of impeccable comic timing: The guard's snore as Louis begins to read his memoir to himself, and the cough/sneeze when Louis mentions that his mother, to make ends meet, had to take in a border.

That "eenie meenie miney moe" sideswipe in the final 5 minutes, though.