← Back to Movies


Arsenic and Old Lace

Cast

Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson View All


Crew

Frank Capra (Director), Julius J. Epstein (Screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (Screenplay) View All

Released: Sep. 23rd, 1944
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Mortimer Brewster 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.
Average Rating:

Reviewed by

Citizen Rules
Coming from the tail end of the 1930s, you can kind of get the feel of the 1930s screw ball comedy here. I really liked the cast, especially Priscilla Lane, she's a real doll in this and is a natural at comedy.

Favorited