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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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  • Okay

    Rob 2016-12-27

    It is an okay movie, but Grant's over acting takes a lot away from it. He is known for over acting and this is the best example of that. MORE>

  • hilarious!!

    Jim 2016-06-01

    In what universe would one find serial murder to be hysterically funny? In Brooklyn in the 1940s, evidently. This film never ceases to make me laugh. ... MORE>

  • Masterpiece of Dark Humor

    Virginia 2016-05-19

    There must be a special kind of genius to make such a superbly funny movie from such a dark theme as murder. When I first saw this movie perhaps the... MORE>