Robert Hamer

31.03.1911, Kidderminster, England, UK - 04.12.1963, London, England, UK



Robert Hamer graduated in economy from Cambridge. In mid 30’s he works as editor in British Gaumont; among others works
on Hitchcock’s Krcma Jamajka (1939). In the beginning of 40’s works as executive producer and screenplay writer in Ealing studios. He makes his directing debut in omnibus Dead of Night (1945). His Ealing comedy, Kind Hearts and Coronets, was a big success that he never repeated again. Probably due to alcohol problems, Hamer never fulfilled expectations that were set before him, even though his talent in later films is still unmistakable.


School for Scoundrels (1960)
The Scapegoat (1959)
To Paris with Love (1955)
Father Brown (1954)
His Excellency (1952)
The Long Memory (1952)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Spider and the Fly, The (1949)
It Always Rains on Sunday (1948)
The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947)
Dead of Night (1945) (segment The Haunted Mirror)
Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
San Demetrio, London (1943)

Films by this director

Kind Hearts and Coronets


Directed by: Robert Hamer

Louis Mazzini is the son of a duke and a poor Italian singer. His path to aristocracy is not simple because there are ten people he has to eliminate to get to his goal. Louis does that using all possible means. There is also a romantic dilemma for Louis between two women…

black and white, 106 min
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