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Arsenic and Old Lace


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


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.
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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.