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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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  • So Funny

    Flatbush Brooklyn 2014-11-08

    Hilarious especially if you live in Brooklyn most of your life. The characters are so funny! Pure entertainment! Grant, Massey and Lorre all my favorites!... MORE>

  • Definitely a Classic B & W

    V. Max 2014-10-01

    Terrific movie. I'm an old Raymond Massey fan (first watched him in the "Dr. Kildare" TV series in the role of Chief of Staff, Leonard... MORE>

  • Arsenic and Old Lace!

    PJB 2014-08-13

    Classic Dark comedy at it's best! Have been watching this movie for over 50 years and still laugh every time! Cary Grant at his best. The Brewster... MORE>