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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace(1944)

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Brief Synopsis

A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.

Cast & Crew

Frank Capra Director
Cary Grant Mortimer Brewster
Priscilla Lane Elaine Harper
Raymond Massey Jonathan Brewster
Jack Carson O'Hara
Edward Everett Horton Mr. Witherspoon
Peter Lorre Dr. Einstein
James Gleason Lt. Rooney
Josephine Hull Abby Brewster
Jean Adair Martha Brewster
John Alexander "Teddy Roosevelt" Brewster
Grant Mitchell Reverend Harper

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 1 Sep 1944
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  AFI
Feb 90, opening and end credits
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  118 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Excellent movie, poor DVD quality

    Weldon Vlasak 2015-11-06

    This is one of the best movies ever made. Unfortunately, the quality of the DVD playback is quite poor. It appears the that the screen size has been... MORE>

  • Dark comedy

    Art 2015-05-18

    This movie is one of Frank Capras best. This is a very funny movie, especially the interactions of the all the characters in the film. I believe the... MORE>

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    Janet Masly 2015-03-03

    This movie is a "Brooklyn only" production. I was annoyed with the constant slapstick scenes. It showed no plot. The well known actors have had... MORE>