Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) (3.5/4)

Arsenic and Old Lace

Mortimer Bruster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.

Directed by: Frank Capra
The cast includes: Cary Grant (Mortimer Brewster), Josephine Hull (Aunt Abby Brewster), Jean Adair (Aunt Martha Brewster), Raymond Massey (Jonathan Brewster), Peter Lorre (Dr. Einstein), Pricilla Lane (Elaine), John Alexander (Uncle "Teddy" Brewster)
Also known as: Frank Capra's 'Arsenic and Old Lace' (USA) (complete title)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 118 minutes
Presented in: BW
Related titles: Total Recall (1990)
Related categories: Would be great in Color!

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