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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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  • Rated a million stars out of a million stars.

    Mary 2018-12-10

    This has been one of my Top Ten favorite movies since I was a little kid in the 80s. My whole family loved it. Words really can't convey how perfect... MORE>

  • critical mass.

    a.morris 2017-11-14

    funnier than psycho and monster combined. piece of advice..if this story makes you feel like doing an act of violence seek help or.. become a snooty critic... MORE>

  • The lighter side of serial murder

    Larry 2017-09-21

    One reviewer posted that Cary Grant is "over the top" in this film. He certainly is. Every character in the movie is over the top. The plot is... MORE>