Alec Guinness hilariously features in eight different roles as the unsuspecting members of the aristocratic D‰??Ascoyne family ‰?? murdered one by one by the scheming, outcast cousin Louis Mazzini. Mazzini‰??s mother was a D‰??Ascoyne by birth, but when she ran away with an opera singer she was ostracized by her family as a result. When her dying wish to be buried in the family crypt is refused, Louis vows to get his revenge in this black comedy classic.